I have a BXR, carbon barrel, Tract22Fire 4-12X scope. ($240). I've shot and owned several Ruger rifles, including a heavy barreled 10/22. My BXR is better than all of them. It is, after all, a 10/22 clone. The BXR, compared to the 10/22 is, out of the box, better fit and finsih, better barrel (Bergara is a world class barrel maker), better trigger, and better stock. Of course, the 10/22 can be modified to be outstanding. But, I want the gun to function and look good right out of the box. I don't buy fixer-uppers. A friend of mine helped develop the BXR for Brergara. As a perc of his position, he received several BXRs. He and his friends tried them all for accuracy and found the carbon barrel to be slightly more accurate, but not by much. At 50 yds, I can shoot <1" with cheap ammo and .5" with SK Standard Plus and about the same with CCI SV and Norma Tac-22. All that said, however, my bolt guns are a bit more consistent. Not surprising. Bolts, properly set up, are inherently more accurate. I would encourage you to put a good scope on it, especially if you plan to shoot 150yds. $200 won't do it. My Tract is great for squirrels; my primary target for my BXR. Today a mounted a Meopta Meapro Optika5 4-20X with illuminated reticle, on a new CZ 457 Varmint. This is the 5th Meopta scope I've bought in the last few years. They are great scopes. Good luck with your new toy.