Maximum Survival 10/22

Over on Rimfire Central, member ThorsLeather customized his Takedown model to an impressive level of functionality as a “Survival Zombie Silent Squirrel Killer”.

ThorsLeather build 1510

His build contains some especially neat custom touches:

  • Replaced the aperture and front sight post of a TSR100 (from Tech-Sights) with Meprolight tritium night-sight parts. These look great.
  • Mounted a see-through rail and scope rings so that the iron sights are usable without removing the scope.
  • Used the hollow pistol grip as a storage compartment for extra ammo.
  • Made a rubber cover for the buttstock tube so it can be used to store more extra ammo and a bore snake.
  • Fit a hex key into the buttstock so the correct tool is always ready for taking down the action or removing the scope.
  • Replaced the flash hider with a suppressor.

The TacStar Adaptive Tactical RM-4 stock looks great, and is highly functional – a comfortable pistol grip, long forend, and storage for two spare magazines.

I’m not a fan of the particular scope he used, as it has very long eye relief. As it is mounted, it should work fine in standing but in sitting or prone positions I think it would be way too close to the for a clear, parallax-free view. I’d go for a more compact scope that would allow the rifle to fit in the Takedown storage case.

Overall, though, this is a creative design and the custom work is all done with great quality. He really maximized the form-function equation. Congratulations, ThorsLeather, and thanks for sharing your outstanding build with the 10/22 community.

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