Find an Appleseed event near you and just visit the event on the second day. You will likely get to see 1/2 a dozen different rifles in action. At the end of the day, after 400 to 500 rounds, you'll see that the 10/22 keep running in spite of dirt, mud, rain, or crap bulk ammo.
Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction.