I bought a 10/22 synthetic carbine. Never owned a 10/22 before. My preference was always rge Nylon 66 by Remington and it's clone, the GR8 by CBC.i had no reason to replace my nylon skwerel guns. I bought the 10/22 just because I wanted the reciever. The intent was to build a target rifle. Well, I made a mistake. I fired the 10/22. It was accurate with the irons, so I decided to scope it and see what it would do. It did good. It also fits me well. It's not as accurate as I am hoping the custom version will be, but any skwerel within 50 yards will be going in the stew pot. I can't bring myself to strip it down for parts.Plus it is very light, easy to carry. Do I like it as much as my nylon rifles? I don't know, but I do like it. My question now is what to do with the barrel and stock I bought? I am going to hold off on buying the small parts , firing pin, extractor, etc. Maybe check the pawn Shops and see if I can buy a beater 10/22 that needs some TLC. Wish I had bought one of these a long time ago!