Back in the 60's I had a Savage no. 29 & a Marlin No. 29. Both were pump .22's and open sights. I loved both but they were old and had to be reworked by a gunsmith in order to be usable. I purchased a little Marlin semi-auto with a 7 round magazine & liked it also, but wanted more capacity. So, I bought a Marlin that looked just like a M1 carbine. I really liked that one; accurate &, at 10 rounds in the tubular magazine, it was super. The only thing I didn't like was the slow speed reloading of the tube, so I saved & I saved and bought a Ruger 10-22. Wow! Was I ever pleased. I saved some more a put a Weaver K-4 on it & everyone made fun of me for spending more on the scope ($34.11) than for the rifle ($32.99), at least until we went out shooting. Then, it was; can I shoot your gun while you use mine? It shot third inch clover leaf groups at 50 yards all day. Most of the newer 10-22's that I've shot can't come close to that, but, for pure fun, one can't go wrong with the Ruger.
“The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them”
― Miyamoto Musashi
"The only gunfight won is the one avoided."
― The Rukh
"Ignorance is treatable - stupidity is terminal."
― The Rukh