Originally Posted by iamedic
10/22 is the greatest of all 22's I want to get as may 10/22 as I can
I started this thread out of curiousity because I'd been lusting after a 10/22 since 1964, found a great sale on them, but the plethora of aftermarket parts suggested, to me, that either they were flawed in some way(s), or else so danged functional and popular as to spawn a market for both functional and "Barbie Doll" parts.
Now that I finally own one, and have opened it up to have a good peek inside, I'm persuaded you're probably right: "the greatest of all 22's." A handful of other 22 rifles have passed through my hands, and none measured up. One was a very nice shooting Winchester (forget the model), but I detested its tubular magazine; just a pain to load.
I've purchased a few aftermarket parts: Tungsten machined extractor, bolt buffer, and extended magazine release. I'm going to hold off replacing trigger parts (or having a trigger job) until I first get familiar with the factory trigger. Oh, and I'm definitely going to hog out that silly protrudion on the bolt release that makes it such a pain to operate.
I bought the "plain Jane" carbine model because I've always loved it's clean, classic looks - and I don't plan to do any external cosmetic work - unless you count some kind of different sighting system. I might go for a scope, but I'm also intrigued by aperture sights and "holo" red dot sights.