Having been a gunsmith for 27+ years now,I've developed some strong opinions on what constitutes an good firearm. Most of this stems from the amount of firearms of that brand/model that comes in my shop for various forms of repair or people wanting to send their firearm back to factory with warranty complaints. The ruger is flat out the best .22 semiauto in my opinion,design standpoint AND the amount of (lack of) repairs I've had to do to ruger 10/22s. The basic action design is unbeatable.
Originally Posted by sgtdeath66
the ruger has to small of a stock for me is more expensive and my 597 has a synthetic stock came with a decent scope that i quickly upgraded and has a good weight to it not to heavy not to light. but thats my opinion though. y do u prefer the 10/22