Originally Posted by Zappa
The Ruger 10/22 is OK, but it's a "Belly Button" gun, everybody has one.
Everyone has one because they're simple, easy to shoot and function flawlessly 99.999% of the time. The 10/22 that I learned to shoot on 25 years ago hasn't been cleaned since I first shot it, yet I can borrow it and split a couple of bricks between my brother and I and never have a single jam or misfeed.
The action isn't elegant and the trigger is the best, but Ruger produced what is possibly the world's most popular rifle, and for good reason.