The Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rimfire rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle.
It is very popular for small-game hunters and those who want an inexpensive rifle firing inexpensive ammunition for target and plinking use.
This popularity has led to many after-market modifications being available to improve performance, augment the rifle's looks, or increase its magazine capacity, leading the 10/22 to be one of the most customizable firearms made.
Custom manufacturers also make "clones" of the 10/22, which are similar in design (most parts will interchange) but built to much higher specifications and costs.
* the 10/22 International with Mannlicher style stock has been discontinued along with the .22 Magnum version.
As of March 2012, the 10/22 was introduced in the Takedown version and is delivered in a backpack type case, marketed as a survival rifle.
The 10 22 has a removable rotary magazine with a 10 or 5 22 caliber capacity.
There are many types of magazines for the Ruger 10/22.
The standard 10/22 ships with a black 10 round rotary magazine.
Ruger has also produced a clear, polycarbonate 40th anniversary edition 10 round magazine as well as a five round rotary magazine (for states that restrict magazine capacities).