Re: New to me Ruger 10/22
It pains me to say it, but if you want 500 yd accuracy with a 10-22 you will need to do a few upgrades. The trigger is the area to look at first, there are so many aftermarket parts you can take your pick, but get a lighter pull and even with the stock barrel it will get better.
If you want to change the barrel do it before you spend a lot of time floating the factory parts. There are (again) too many choices to list. The stock parts 10-22 is a beginning point for a lot of top performing guns and the beginning of a hobby in it's self.
I enjoy my gun for what it is right out the box and have fired 10's of thousands of rounds from it at ranges up to 100 yds.