I don't need, or even really want, a .22 rifle. On the other hand, if I were to suddenly need/want one, it would be a 10/22. The reputation, the fact that it's a Ruger; those would be enough for me. Wal Mart sells the stainless, synthetic stocked version for $247.00.....almost makes me wish I DID want one.
Seen on a bumper sticker: "Exercise. Eat right. Take vitamins. Die anyway."