My 10/22 is the first 22 LR that I have put a scope on. I also gave it a good trigger.(And played with bedding, but that's a different story altogether.) Reading the owners manual, keep your rifle clean for reliable functioning and good accuracy. No problem. I am a real clean freak when it comes to my guns. What I have found is that if I clean the barrel, I get poor 50 yd accuracy till I have fired 30 or more rounds. This is a plinking/hunting rifle. I only use plated high velocity ammo. In "normal times", call it cheap ammo. So far, Win.36 gr HP and CCI mini mags give me the best accuracy. Fed. 36 gr HP comes in right behind. Having never used a scope on any other 22 LR's, I always thought accuracy was OK with open sights. Now I remember in the past reading debates about cleaning or not cleaning and accuracy in a 22 LR. This never came into play for my open sight shooting. Question is: Do you clean at all, or only with patches, do you brush the barrel? Remember, this is a hunting rifle so I like to use high velocity ammo. With the 22 ammo shortage, experimenting is on hold for now. And I'm too cheep to buy target ammo anyway.