Not sure how deep you are wanting to take this? Wanting to build a gun from the ground up or buy a used gun and remodel it.
I thought about doing the Remodel job a few times myself.
I'm far from an expert, but I noticed that the Ruger 10/22 is a huge gun for adding on stuff that you may want. SKS is an other one I see a lot about.
Me I was thinking about an 8mm Mouser. You (used to) be able to buy them for $100 or less and they look like crap. So I was going to restock it and bore for scope and give it a reblueing.
Gun that I bought for the project got stolen so never able to do. Now I kind of lost interest.
Looking for extra stuff to buy (Stocks and stuff): http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/ItemL...aspx?catid=956
Good luck. WOuld love to see a before and after pic.