My 1st 10/22 has come back home.
I bought this rifle in 2005 or so and kept it for about 15 years. I was never really crazy about it, only ammo that I had it would shoot were MiniMags, and even they weren't as accurate as I would like. (A lot of the accuracy issue was me looking back honestly.)
In the meantime, I got a Tactical Solutions X Ring Takedown and put an order in for a Kidd Super Grade.
Gf's parents came over for lunch in the early stages of the pandemic of 2020. Gun stores around here had very limited and often over priced inventory. Gf's dad lamented the wished he bought a 10/22 when they were cheap and everywhere. I told him I had one I'd be willing to sell and he asked to look at it. I told him why I was willing to sell it, and he said no problem, just wanted a backyard plinker. A friends and family deal was struck.
Skip forward, last year he had a stroke, and has been doing PT and rehab since. He has been getting better, but probably won't ever get back to his normal. We took dinner over last night for Gf's mother's birthday and after dinner he asked me if I'd like to have my old rifle back. I did, and I do, but have some mixed feelings based on its previous performance.
However, it is my first 10/22, and as I was thinking on the drive back home, also the first 22 rifle I ever paid my own $ for so I'm glad to have I back.
I do have a Magpul stock that I had it in before, and I upgraded the TacSol BX trigger to a Kidd single stage. I think I will put the BX trigger with an automatic bolt release and extended magazine release in the rifle.
Sometime shortly after I bought the rifle, I spent about $25 and got a Simmons scope and ring combo and put on it. I know, what was I thinking, but even though I had owned guns for years, in 2005ish I wasn't "into" guns. I think I will get a higher quality scope, some Leupold Rifleman rings and give it another try. If it still won't shoot, it'll probably get a trip to Connecticut to see Randy.
Even though this is going back into a Magpul stock, the right side grain pattern is decent looking. The left side is what you would expect in a budget gun.
I'd like this rifle to end up being a decent reliable shooter.
I'd just like to have a loaner rifle for Appleseed events and at least one 10/22 that doesn't have a 4 digit price tag.