First I would like to say that i dont not mean to badmount the 10/22. I just simple dont understand why people like them so much. I got one for my first gun when I was about 12. I shot thousands of rounds threw it, I loved it. but it was my only gun and I had nothing to compare it to. Now I have several 22 rifles. and the 10/22 is my least favorite. I have a about 6 or 7 22 rifles. a few sears ones, a glenfield model 60, a marlin 39a. I cant think of them all now. the 10/22 is a little more reliable than a few of my other semiauto rifles, but it is the least acurate. In fact my model 60 glenfield in more accurate, more reliable and less than half the price. I dont understand the 10/22 craze. Is it just becouse of all the aftermarket parts for them or something? What do you think?