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PRODUCT FOCUS
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outhpaws can find things a bit
awkward in a right-handed world,
and that's especially true if they're
competitive shooters. Guns are geared to
right-handers, and southpaws just have to
adjust. For those tired of adjusting, Ruger
offers a solution.
THE GUN
Introduced in mid-August of this year, the
Ruger Custom Shop Left-Hand Eject 10/22
Competition (#31110, $899, Ruger.com) is a
true left-hand .22 LR semi-automatic rifle.
True to its name, the ejection port and bolt
handle are on the left side. The safety is also
made for southpaws and is set to ON from the
right, and OFF from the left. An ambidextrous
magazine release makes for easy operation.
Another difference from the standard
models is the 10-round rotary magazine. The
left-side ejection required a slight change in
feed lip design. The magazines are specific
to this model and will not interchange with
standard Ruger magazines. They are easily
identified by a green follower, while standard
magazines use red. The magazines will initially
be offered in 10-round capacity, but the larger
capacity BX-15 and BX-25 should appear soon.
Aside from that, the Model 31110 is identical
to the right-hand version, Model 31120. It's
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built on a hard-coat anodized, CNC machined
receiver from stress relieved 6061-T6511 aluminum
alloy, and the receiver incorporates a
rear cleaning port to allow cleaning from the
breech. The stock is a speckled black and gray
laminate with a dual-lug bedding system. A
fully-adjustable cheek piece allows for a precise
cheek weld, and the length of pull is 13.5 inches.
The Ruger is equipped with a 16.12-inch,
cold-hammer, forged alloy steel bull barrel
and detachable muzzle brake in 1/2x28-inch
thread. Iron sights are absent, while a 5.5-inch
Picatinny rail is attached for optics mounting.
Ruger's BX trigger is installed, and my test
model measured a 2.8-pound pull weight,
with just a hint of take-up, a clean break and
a quick re-set. In addition, the match bolt
release releases the bolt with a pull on the
handle instead of an under-lever.
AT THE RANGE
After receiving the gun and the initial inspection,
I did a quick barrel swab and lube. That
was the only maintenance done throughout
the test.
The attached Leupold 2-7X 33 mm rimfire
scope was on a low mount, and I was unable
to lower the cheek piece enough to be comfortable.
But it's easily removed, which gave
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