Stopped into my local gunshop today. They had just gotten in a new 96/17 Ruger lever action. I was quite impressed with the little rifle. It was slick, smooth, handled good, and I could not find any flaws, or mistakes. I was so impressed, I have almost decided to buy it........but I have some questions I need some advice on. Ummm, will the 96/17 shoot as good as the 77/17, or the 10/17 out of the box, with no tuning, no add-ons, no tweaking to either rifle? Can the barrel be floated, with that funny barrel band installed? Can the trigger be smoothed by one of the Ruger 10/22 smiths? Is the barrel attachment the same as the other Ruger rimfires, so I could someday install a drop-in match barrel? Or should I wait till one of the gunshops, or Wally World gets in a 77/17 or even a Marlin? I have fallen prey to the Hummer craze, and this Ruger is, for right now, the only game in town..........Any advice will be put to good use.........Grant.