About a year ago, I got a plain jane 10/22 from GI Joe's for $179. I immediately stripped it down to the receiver and trigger housing and added the following:
1. Green Mountain "Rimfire Central Special Edition" 24" bull barrel
2. Rimfire Technologies
(Skeeter from www.rimfirecentral.com
) Trigger Kit
3. Rimfire Technologies Bolt
4. Rimfire Technologies V-Block
5. Rimfire Technologies Wide Trigger
6. Tactical Solutions Extended Mag Release
7. Bell & Carlson Anschutz- (Sportsmen Team Challenge/Silhouette) Style stock
8. Mueller Eradicator 8.5-25x50mm Scope
9. Power Custom
10-22 Weaver Style Action Base (4 holes for the receiver and 2 holes for the barrel) and Receiver Pins
10. Burris Signature Zee Rings w/offset inserts
I didn't keep track of the cost, and frankly don't want to know. I got the barrel through a www.rimfirecentral.com
special for about $85 (IIRC). I have a C&R license, and got as much as I could through Brownell's and Midway at their dealer rates, but I probably could have built a decent AR-15 for what I have into it.
I finally pulled it all together and shot it for the first time on the 4th of July. I ran out of elevation adjustment before I could get the elevation zeroed (good thing I bought the offset inserts for the Burris Signature Zee Rings), but I got the windage zeroed and was easily and consistently shooting dime-sized 10-shot one hole groups about 2" below my point of aim at 50 yards (off of a Shooter's Ridge Harris Bipod Clone--not bad for a casual shooter, IMO!). I went through a couple hundred rounds, and had two misfires, which I attribute to not storing my ammo (SK Standard Plus) properly.
I installed the offset inserts yesterday, which should resolve the elevation issue. I'll be back on the range tomorrow to see what I can do with it when I get the elevation zeroed properly.
I'm not great about taking or posting pictures, but I'll try. It was a fun project, and promises to be great fun to shoot.