Re: Tricking out a 10/22
When I consider all the money I spent trying to get my 10/22 shooting as good groups as a $90 Chinese Norinco JW15 bolt action, I consider it was trying to make a silk purse out of a Sow's ear.
The 10/22 is a fantastic little rifle and is great for what it was originally intended for .
Here are some problems:
Sloppy bolt in a aluminum action and it being an auto loader to boot.
Sloppy firing pin in a wide slot in the bolt allows the firing pin to strike differently on each shot.
Big sloppy chamber to allow feed for the auto loaded round.
Big headspace allowing the round to sit any which way in the chamber and remember that sloppy bolt too.
Poor bedding and receiver hold down in the stock.
Terrible trigger pull, although this can be fixed in the stock trigger.
You can make the 10/22 into a good tack driver but it takes a lot of money and ability.
My experience was that I could get reasonable accuracy to a degree but it was not always consistent so that I could win any competition with it.