My 10/22 started out life as a '88 model SS carbine all metal & wrapped in a nice birch stock. It was my go to squirrel gun. Then I decided to refinish the stock. That was just the beginning of my quest for the ultimate 10/22. I have stripped the reciever & trigger housing & lightly sanded them to get the texture I wanted & re-finished them with automotive grade clear coat. I found a really in depth tutorial somewhere online (I think at rimfire central) & tuned my trigger & sear myself & it's right at 2.5 lbs & nice & crisp, I stoned, honed & polished all the sear, disconnect & hammer surfaces, radiused & polished the trigger plunger, chamfered & polished the bolt, nylon bolt buffer, exact edge extractor, VQ firing pin that's been pinned, polished the guide spring rod, added a shooters ridge 18" fluted SS bull barrel with Bentz match chamber, Boyd's laminated thumb hole stock, full floated the barrel with pressure point, have my choice of 3-9X32 silver bushnell scope on a weaver rail or Red Dot, which ever is appropriate for what I'm shooting. I think that covers everything. I am currently looking for a set of fiber optic sights that will mount on a .920" bull barrel but I'm having trouble finding some. It's too nice to drag in the woods now so I've picked up a nice Remington 597 semi auto with composite stock & heavy barrel to hunt squirrells with. I also have a Ruger mark lll 22-45 that I plan to hunt with this fall.