If you’re like me, you really like what the 10/22 offers for cheap plinking, shooting, and hunting. It’s a classic design. No “collection” is complete without one. So let’s get to How to Add a Sling to Your Ruger 10/22.
One of the biggest flaws with this rifle in my opinion is the lack of any kind of sling studs or mounts. In fact, it’s not an uncommon flaw with many long guns. For some people, they may just buy a fancy polymer tactical stock for theirs.
With a wood stock, it’s a fairly easy and inexpensive fix though.
All you need are some sling studs and some sling swivels.
I use a drill with a bit slightly smaller than the diameter of the sling stud threading and drill where I want the sling mounted. Screw the sling studs in place (you dont want to overdo it, you can strip the wood) and you are ready to add the swivels and the sling.
This same process can be done on just about any wooden stock long gun. I have done similar things with my Remington 870 shotguns and a few other rifles. It sure is nice when you are carrying it out and about in the middle of nowhere for hours on end to be able to carry it over your shoulder or across your back at times.