Hey all. It's been quite a long time since I sold my last 10/22, a basic carbine. Well I decided I need to get one again. I knew I wanted a TD but could not decide between the blued or the stainless. I was really torn. I thought about the project this gun is for and decided that the blued would look better with the FDE Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock I will be getting as soon as they are available. I had already removed my Redfield Revolution 2-7x33 from my Marlin 336 as that is getting a different sighting option and I thought hey that scope is a perfect fit for my 10/22, at least for now, as I might go with a Vortex Venom on it, and until I figure out what barrel I may want to run, this one is suppressor ready. It's good to have a 10/22 again.