I love my 10/22. It is a very reliable rifle. I have the carbine model. It is very accurate at 100 yards, inexpensive to shoot, easy to clean and maintain and reliable as all get out.
Mine is stock. I've added a 3-9x40 scope only on the supplied Weaver mount but that is it.
As has been said...use it for 50 years, hand it down and they will do the same.