Alrighty, well after due consideration and listening to others much appreciated input (mostly from RFC and ARFCOM)...
While the comments from rimfirecentral.com are probably helpful, anything coming out or ar15.com should be taken with a grain of salt. The collective personality over at ar15.com is akin to a dormatory full of coeds without dates on a Friday night. The word "solipsism" comes to mind.
Having never much cared for the 10/22, I find you ideas around the Marlin receiver quite interesting.