Ruger releases new 10/22 Carbine and Target Lite models

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The 10/22 Carbine is one of two new 10/22 rifles offered by Ruger ahead of the holidays. (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger rounds out 2017 with two new 10/22 rifles, introducing the 10/22 Carbine with scope and case as well as the 10/22 Target Lite.

Tipping scales at 5.6-pounds, the 10/22 Carbine is an alloy steel construction with a satin black finish. The blued rifle comes with an 18-inch barrel and black synthetic stock, shipped in a Ruger-branded hard case. In addition, the new model boasts a Weaver 3-9×40 scope with Dual-X reticle.

The carbine includes a base adapter for both Weaver-style and .22 tip-off mounts. Featuring a detachable, 10-round rotary magazine, the mag itself boast a rotor design that seperates cartridges to provide better, more reliable feeding, according to Ruger. MSRP on the 10/22 Carbine is $399.

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The Target Lite offers a threaded barrel, shipping with a thread cap. (Photo: Ruger)

Following the 10/22 Carbine, Ruger also releases the 10/22 Target Lite. Touting a black laminate thumbhole stock, the .22 caliber rifle provides a cold hammer-forged 16-inch barrel. The barrel delivers a threaded design with 1/2×28 threads.

Ruger ships the Target Lite with a thread cap for use with muzzle accessories. Measuring an overall 35-inches, the rifle weighs 5-pounds. Ruger says the Target Lite’s standout feature is the light, yet crisp BX-Trigger. Offering 2.5 to 3-pounds of pull, the trigger delivers minimal overtravel as well as a positive reset. The Target Lite model is priced at $649.