Originally Posted by JTJ
It all depends on what you want the rifle to look like and do. Boyds has some very nice laminate stocks for about $100. Other than that there are so many after market stocks and accessories for the 10-22 it is mind boggling. The 10-22 is probably the most accessorized firearm in the world. Pick a theme and go with it. I would also recommend a good trigger or trigger job. Mine is wearing a TRS25 and a modified Butler Creek stock. I did install a Hornet trigger. I would change stocks to a Boyds Evolution if I were to mount a scope but that is my choice and not necessarily yours.
+1 on the Boyd's stocks. The blazer is a pretty radical looking stock that is intended for off hand type shooting. Very good ergonomics, designed to be scoped, very much copied by everyone else.They have a couple others based on the same idea. The raptor is a more modern version with a flat forearm to allow it to be shot off a bench more effectively. Lots of laminate color options if you like them. If not black undercoat for instant tacticool look...
Personally I like the thumbhole varmitter stock they make. You have to order it uninletted and make the cuts yourself as they don't offer it in 10/22 as a standard option. This makes a very superior bench rifle. Looks best with 20" heavy barrels.
Also check out www.rimfirecentral.com
its specific to the 10/22's. Lots of good ideas and advice there.
My personal goto 10/22 is my stainless takedown wearing a Butler creek folding stock. 3lb Trigger job, full size 3x9-40 scoped, bedded action and rear cross pinned. Not quite a bench gun it still makes a ragged 1/2" hole at 50 yards. Once i manage to come up with an aftermarket barrel and machine it to fit the takedown it should do better.
Out of the six 10/22's in my gun cabinet it gets twice the trigger time of the others. Just a fun gun to hunt and shoot, very light to carry and the takedown makes it a joy to pack. Who says progress is bad?!?
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