Whoa --- Thanks Everybody!!!! I have been doing some research, and I spoke with a local gun shop as well, and you guys are right! Everybody says the Ruger 10/22 is the most famous, most popular .22 WORLDWIDE! In fact, one gunshop told me some guys buy the whole rifle and just rip out the receiver and assembly for custom made jobs! That says a lot for the Ruger setup on this gun. So I've been looking at scopes (btw, THANKS! for the pics, Snakedriver - dude you have one BEAUTIFUL rifle there. Maybe I'll try that one).
Anyway, I've been looking, turns out Wally World sells the basic model for not much more than $200.00. A very good deal in my opinion. So I showed up at my local shooting hangout the other day, and my buddy let me try out his .17 competition gun.
All I can say is.... Whoa....... Where has this thing been all my life???? Accurate to 300-plus yards, power to spare, great gun.
Okay, let's review...I need:
1. Bersa thunder.
2. FNH 5.7
3. Ruger 10/22, tricked.
4. A decent .17, tricked.
I better get a part time job. Or sell one of my guitars. Or stop playing golf.