Originally Posted by Kdub
Buy the s&w. I have both. I don't even bother with the Ruger anymore. The smith is just way more fun. I have the moe edition so its a flat top with a red dot and buis. It is a riot. It is currently my favorite gun to shoot. Even my buddies have admitted to the short coming of the Ruger when it comes to fun factor. Plus its extremely accurate.
+1! I had a 10/22 for years. It was a fun gun and more than met my needs. However, it was stolen during a burglary and though I also have lever action and bolt action .22 rifles, I always wanted another semi-auto. A few years ago I finally decided to get another .22 semi auto rifle and after looking around decided on the S&W 15-22. I got it and I've never looked back. BTW, if you plan on buying a new 10/22 and making it "tactical", it's ultimately no more expensive than the S&W. By the time you add the cost of a new tactical style stock to the cost of the gun, you've made up the difference in price you may have initially saved.