The brilliant guys over at Swiss Bianco sent us a Quick Disassembly Screw (QDS) for review when they sent us the awesome M-Sharp (check out the review here). The QDS is a screw that replaces the factory receiver screw (technically known as the Receiver Stock Takedown Cap Screw) on a Ruger 10/22.
The Ruger 10/22 Rifle when broken down is two parts is around 23 – 26 inches depending on what stock you have. This is ideal if you are trying to throw the rifle in a bag and not make it look like a rifle. The QDS allows for this process of disassembly to happen in seconds.
The 10/22, depending on the model, has two main sections; the stock and the receiver. The barrel is attached to the receiver through a V-shaped steel block that fits over an extension at the bottom of the receiver. The stock and receiver are held together, again, depending on the model, by a barrel band and a receiver screw that holds the front of the receiver into the stock. Most of the higher end 10/22 forgo the barrel band so they are using the receiver screw as the main connection point.
The QDS replaces this screw with one that has a number of advantages over the stock Ruger screw. First it allows for the fast disassembly of the 10/22 be it for moving the rifle from place to place or for cleaning and maintenance. And second, it has a much wider head that allows for more surface area when tightening down the screw. In our testing of the QDS this is a great feature as it holds the receiver to the stock much tighter.
Usually to take the rifle apart you need to use a screwdriver to unscrew the receiver screw. The QDS allows you to do this by hand if you set it on really tight you can unscrew it with a coin. The QDS (12 grams) is just a tad heavier than the stock screw (4 grams) but is well worth the little bit of weight.
We have few 10/22s and we have one build that specifically is my favorite. We built a super lightweight 10/22 with a BLACKHAWK! KNOXX Axiom R/F Stock, a Tactical Solutions Barrel and a KIDD single stage trigger for my nephew. The rifle with a scope on it comes in at a little over 4 ½ pounds and it’s a tack driver. Love that rifle!!
The QDS fits right in on this rifle. It allows for a quick strip down for cleaning. Also with the Axiom stock you can break it down to around 25 inches to throw in a duffle. Again this is one of those items that like the M-Sharp, is brilliant and super simple. If you have a 10/22 the QDS is a must have piece of kit and at only $11 everyone can afford it. Its a great part replacement that we highly recommend and again the guys over at Swiss Bianco are brilliant.
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