You can remove about every part on a 10/22. I'm not an expert by any means but I know people replace lots of parts and end up with a tack driving rifle that will shoot with some of the best bolt action rifles around. It won't be cheap to do that but it can be done. A trigger and a barrel upgrade will go a long wa toward making your rifle a great shooter. But even as a stock rifle it will shoot well. It's hard to go wrong with a 10/22. My personal choice for an all-around beater would be different but that's still an excellent choice.