Originally Posted by mrt
Volquartsen uses the Ruger 10/22 action with their parts for a semi-auto .17 rimfire, !Expensive yes, but very shotable yes, for over 1000$ no.As far as the Ruger 10/22 being cheaply made, then LDB,that is your opinion and I wonder how many people would agree with you. I have yet to see one worn out.
I agree that the 10/22 is cheaply made. I have one, and I like it, but it is neither an engineering marvel nor a manufacturing work of art. As to seeing one worn out, that's not a good measure. I've never worn out an adjustable wrench, but that hardly makes it a finely made specialty tool.
The 10/22 is less than $200 new. It's a cheap gun. It's a cheaply made gun. That's not always a bad thing. It's certainly a value. But it's still cheaply made.