Going out on a limb here, in other words, I’ll probably be proven wrong.
My contention is that Ruger could have spent time and resources else where for a better ROI than a 22lr pistol with a 17 inch OAL and a puny 8 inch barrel.
The 10/22 Charger is that 22lr pistol.
The Good? It’s a 10/22. Suppressor ready and has a folding brace.
I actually like 10/22s, for me they are ubiquitous and we have several. The Takedown model seems to be the most popular, precisely for it’s packability. Not just in a packback, but in a pickup, tool box, cargo box etc. They have a 16" barrel and I don’t see the effort being worth it for less or to waste a suppressor on.
Like I said I am probably going to be proven wrong.
I love my Charger, I have the SB folding arm brace, Sig red dot and binary trigger in mine and fun, fun, fun…accurate enough for small game and even more fun with the suppressor…mine is the TD version with 10 inch barrel…
A TD Version with a 10" barrel sounds like an improvement. Accurate for small game, nice. How far out?
Our Volquartsen 16" TD barrels with Sightron TACs shoot sub MOA at 50 and with the right ammo at 100. They’re great for Squirrels and Cottontails. Fun for targets to 200. The stock Ruger TDs we have don’t do as well.