I fully agree but I'd like to modify your statement a bit. My version would be "Everyone should own at least one .22cal rifle! If you can only own one, it should be a Ruger 10/22!"Everyone should own a 10/22. I bought one a few years ago with the standard wood stock. It's used for plinking mostly, but can be used for those small pests that come around. Good all purpose .22 rifle. I did add a scope to it, but sometimes take it off. Just seems a little bit easier to use, so I switch back and forth.
I've got 3 .22LRs and a .22 magnum. I've let a few go over the years. One is my first powder burning rifle, a Remington bolt action tube mag fed M512X I got for my 9th birthday. It still shoots straight as ever, but the magazine interrupter is messed up, so I pulled the spring out of the magazine follower and let it feed by gravity and I don't get any jams this way. I have the 10/22 of course and I'd probably get another to buy a M1 carbine dress up stock for (my fave mil surp, though I don't own one), BUT I have this which is more authentic looking. It's a good plinker, too.I fully agree but I'd like to modify your statement a bit. My version would be "Everyone should own at least one .22cal rifle! If you can only own one, it should be a Ruger 10/22!"
Mine is a "plain Jane" version and yeah, I added a scope too. I did pick up a walnut stock with a steel butt plate that's waiting to be stripped and refinished! It's a "take off" from someone that must have modded their's out with at least a stock upgrade. I think I paid $25 for it at a pawn shop. It's a Winter project and it could happen this year. Of course, I'll post some pics when I'm done.