This rifle is amazing. It has never jammed with any kind of ammo and shoots to point of aim with different bullet weights. I've tried the light varmint slugs, and the heavy 75 grain TAP personal protection slugs. They all group under 2" at 100 yards (from a rest). The absolute best ammo that I've used is the 69 grain. Cor Bon, Double Tap, Black Hills remanufactured 69 grain all produce the best results. I consistently get one inch groups. How can you top this with an over-the-counter rifle that has had no customization. It's extremely fast with no recoil to speak of. Stay away from the Ruger 30 round mags. They are squishy. The 20 round mags are the best (if you can find any in this nutso gun climate). I give this rifle my highest rating. - JOE
I purchased one of these recently as a replacement for my old Nylon 66, i love it! I will preserve the Nylon, But what a fun gun to shoot. The Ruger in this configuration is such a fun gun, wish I had bought it years ago, but didn\'t have Syn stock, and stainless years ago.
Definitely recommend! - D. G.
I just purchased a used Ruger 10/22 compact yesterday. I already have the 10/22 Ruger with the satin stainless barrel and the laminated stock. It is an excellent rifle, and so is the compact. I just like variety in my collection. The only thing I noticed is that when I installed the rail on the compact, I could no longer see the rear sight. LOL. Now I just have to decide whether or not to buy a scope or one of those reflex sights, which I already have on another rifle. Either way, the Ruger's are excellent rifles and a great value. - G. L.
I have owned this rifle since about 2001, and I must say I love it. I would consider myself a mid level shooter, and even with crap ammo I can regularly achieve sub MOA accuracy. With excellent ammo, out to about 200 yards, I have been able to achieve roughly .5 MOA. Out past that the groups open up, but that\'s the fault of the cartridge and not the rifle. 223 loses energy very quickly, and becomes highly subject to wind, and bullet drop past about 300 yards. I made some modifications to the stock to convert it into a pistol grip which really makes it a comfortable shooter. The stock, although not super attractive, to me has been almost as stable as a synthetic. I much prefer the feel of wood stocks, so the laminated one was a great trade off. I have it fitted with a Harris bipod, and a reasonably low end optic (considering it\'s 223, and I don\'t even push it as far as it\'s capable). The heavy barrel in my opinion is a must. It really increases the accuracy, and more importantly the consistency of the rifle. All in all, I would highly recommend this rifle. It\'s one I will hand down to my kids. - M. P.