The math doesn't take into account quality
I don't know how a stock ruger bull barrel would compare to a Lothar Walther bull barrel or a Volquartsen Custom bull barrel, and I have to assume that (based on the price difference) there is a quality difference there.
I already have a scope with some nice rings, but I don't have anything for the trigger assembly. If I start replacing all of that, could I just build one from scratch instead? For instance, would I be able to buy the trigger assembly, receiver, bolt, stock, and barrel and put all of that together to make a 10/22? Or is there some additional hardware required?
I don't intend to use the rifle for competition target shooting, but having high quality parts will put a smile on my face every time I get it out.