When looking for the perfect rifle for your off grid or homestead location, reliability and functionality should be your two most important features. Ruger has sold over 6 million of the 10/22 LR since 1964 and is considered one of the best rimfire rifles ever made.
The Ruger 10/22 LR rifle is the perfect balance of quality and reliability while providing an easy to use and lightweight performance. It offers very low recoil and can be a great rifle for young adults to learn how to shoot.
Why the Ruger 10/22 is Perfect for Off Grid Purposes
If you homestead, are off grid or live in a remote location, the Ruger .22 10/22 provides many advantages such as:
Affordable – While we all have our dream list of rifles and other firearms we want, in reality we should be focused on the most effective and versatile weapons within our budget. The Ruger 10/22 provides the biggest “bang” for your buck and can easily be found for less than $300.
Cheap Ammo – The ammo used in the Ruger 10/22 is .22 ammunition which is the most common caliber in the world. It is easy to find, inexpensive and can easily bought in bulk if you want to stock up.
Common Parts – The Ruger 10/22 offers plenty of aftermarket accessories and is highly customizable. In an off grid, survival or homesteading scenario, having a common long rifle is important so you can find the necessary supplies when you need them.
Hunting – While it is perfect for target practice, the Ruger 10/22 is an excellent choice for small game such as rabbits, squirrels and birds. If you need to keep varmints off your property it is perfect for prairie dogs, crows, gophers, coyotes, raccoons and rabid dogs too. If you’re an excellent marksman (and in a pinch) you could even use it for wild hogs or deer.
There’s good reason that the Ruger .22 10/22 LR is America’s favorite. With its affordability, cheap ammo, versatile functionality and quality construction, the Ruger 10/22 is the best homesteading rifle to own.