The 10/22's are mass produced so there will be a variation of quality to a certain degree. Still a great rifle and literally tons of aftermarket stuff for them. Don't give up on it.
As for the ammo issues. The bulk packs seem to be of low quality even for name brand stuff. Remington rimfire ammo is just plain dirt, imo. I used a Remmy bulk pack, and I got a no fire from around 1 of every 6 rounds. Here's the kicker, I was using a Remmy 597, not a 10/22. I buy the CCI Mini-Mags now. Never one issue with them. They come in 100 round cases and if you pay close to $8 for them, go somewhere else. WallyWorld carries them.
I hope you get the situation figured out. If you can, Stalkingbear is trustworthy, honest and really good person. You can't go wrong there. I've thought about buying a 10/22 just so he can work on it.
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