The new Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition rifle was debuted on Aug. 13, and has left-hand ejection, a first for the popular .22LR plinker which was introduced over a half-century ago. Complete with a left-handed charging handle, the rifle's action utilizes a detachable 10-shot rotary magazine that was specially designed for the rifle.
The "Competition" part of the rifle's name comes from the fact that it has a 16.12-inch threaded bull barrel with an enhanced semi-auto chamber, a painted and textured laminated stock with a fully adjustable cheek rest, an integral 30-MOA Picatinny rail for optics. Other features include Ruger's BX-Trigger, an oversized bolt handle, an ambi magazine release, and a match bolt release. Coupled with the left-handed action, Ruger feels these features give right-handed shooters shooting from the bench a welcome option.
The left-hand oriented 10/22 Competition rifle has an MSRP of $899 and comes with the caveat that its action will not accept standard 10/22 magazines. It ships in a hard case and includes a Ruger Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, challenge coin, cleaning cloth, and decal.