Get the basic model nothing more,its all you need,if all you want it for is plinking and a basic survival rifle.....save your money! you dont need a bull barrel or a synthetic stock keep it simple!
Be careful on the 10/22 mods & accessories. Much like a old sports car project, the dollars sneak-up & add-up faster than you can successfully monitor. I know, 'cause it's happened to me...twice! Great rifle, great fun to tweak, great fun to shoot. RFC will shorten your learning curve substantially. My advice? Buy a dirty junker 10/22 from somewhere. You're gonna' replace everything but the receiver anyway & they're tough to trash. Can you say Vorquartsen?
I like the thought of buying the clapped out 10/22, but a lot of people have the same idea. So, even a junker brings in a premium. Walmart usually has the best deals on the base model.
Thanks sooo much Sixto. It's even more embarassing to mis-spell the dang name when I tell you...that I OWN one! But Nick "Volquartsen" is a whale of a nice guy & answers the company phone when you call. After adding up the tweaked 10/22 dollars I had spent, I (wisely) sold both rifles and bought a Volquartsen Superlite. It's undoubtly one of my happiest gun moves.
I was just coming back here to say I really want a Superlite. I've admired that rifle for a long time.
I'm sure it makes a good squirrel gun.
You'll be as happy as a woodpecker in a lumberyard. I have coffee mugs that weigh more than that rifle. And (off-hand) it shoots with my Anschutz. The 54 Supermatch will win from the bench. Sorry to get off topic!Quote:
I really want a Superlite.