Can I ask a stupoid question?
Why is the 10/22 considered such a good rifle/good buy if it's assumed you have to buy even just a new "trigger and buffer" just to make it shoot?
I mean, we all BITCHED at Colt back in the 70s and 80s that we had to spend (then) $350 or $400 for a new Series 70 1911A1 and THEN send it off to a 'smith and spend another $200 to $2000 to make it into an IPSC gun, heck, even for DEFENSE you had to AT LEAST throat it, fit a solid bushing and give it a trigger job and new sights!
Why do guys just ACCEPT the fact you have to work on it to get it to work and still advise others to buy it?
Now I USED to have a stock 10/22, and yes I liked it, BUT except for the accessories available for it, I'm not sure if apples to apples a Marlin Model 60 or a Glenfield 75 WASN'T the better value...heck, you ALWAYS knew they'd shoot, enough to hunt squirrels and rabbits out to 50 yds, anyway, out of the BOX....
I DON'T have the Ruger anymore, but my SQUIRREL gun is a Glenfield 75C carbine, lighter, and even more handy, and can shoot less than an inch at 50 with Remington Golden HPs, with NO modifications ever...
Explain to me one more time why I need to get rid of it and get a 10/22?