ZigZag - thank you for the leads. I went to the Ruger site and after going through about 20 pages of warnings on the manual - said forget it
The scope is a Sports Inc. and I have no idea as to the power. I'll find out soon enough. And I will try to get out to the range - but other things like vehicle repairs and graduation parties (both my second cousins are having their party tonight).
I have discovered that this 10/22 was made in 1966 (fairly early in the year) so I'm happy to have an early model. Unfortunately that means I shouldn't alter it a dang bit
But, it means I now have a reason to actually go out and buy a brand new one so I can alter it.
As to how I got it for that price - well...let's just say I've known my friend since I was 5 yrs old and he was 16 and dating one of y cousins (lolol). We are always giving things to each other and helping each other out.