Some of you might remember this
. Well, we recently went to Wal-Mart, where the nice guy (Who was a veteran from WW2, with no legs, either! Bless him very much.) let us look at some rifles. My dad went straight for the tube-loaders, and I asked to look at the Ruger 10/22. The guy got it out for me, and dad asked me what gun I was holding. I told him what it was, and he seemed kinda shocked. I showed him the magazine, he felt how the gun hefted and checked the sights out, and he was impressed! The low price ($149.99) also gave him incentive to buy it. After looking at some of the tube loaders, which were equally priced, he decided that we'll be picking up that 10/22 in a couple of weeks.
Victory for me.