I just bought a 10/22RPF and am pretty disappointed, it's shooting 2.5" groups at 50 yards, one of the bolt holes in the receiver stripped while installing the scope mount base, the finish inside the receiver is flaking off into the action, the blue in the barrel is very uneven, it fails to extract about 1 in 150 rounds, the scope mount base keeps shaking lose after about 200 -250 rounds which means you have to take the scope off and then screw it back down and then re-zero the thing, the trigger takes too much force to pull and doesn't break so much as smush.
I'm looking for some good general threads on fixing up a poor 10/22 cause I can't return it
Also as for the stripped screws I already found the .146"-48 screws but can't find a tap in that size. Would removing the finish from the top of the receiver and bottom of the mount and using a two part epoxy work? Although that means buying a new receiver if I wanted to go to a weaver mount some day :/