I had an opportunity to buy a new Sporter stock. I'd been wanting to do a simple 10/22 project. Here's a link to the stock I bought: Walnut Ruger 10/22 Deluxe Sporter Stock $75 shipped - Calguns.net I bought the 10/22 this morning at Big 5. It has some kind of black painted finish. The clerk said they aren't selling blued anymore. I checked under the barrel band for scratches since there won't be a barrel band on the Sporter stock. Then when I got home, I ordered a set of HiViz fiber optic sights for it. http://www.amazon.com/HiViz-Ruger-40108-Fiber-Optic/dp/B001AT03X4 I'm going to start out with fiber optics first. If I find I have to scope it, I'll do that a bit later. If I do scope it, I'll go with a Nikon Pro-Staff like on my other 10/22. I also plan to float the barrel and that's about it. I'll post pictures when I get all the stuff together. Pretty simple project, but it will be fun and it will be a 10/22 my way.