Anyone else see that Ruger turned it up a notch on the rimfire competition? They have been the leader in the .22 auto handgun and carbine market since before my time, and lord knows the aftermarket has supported the heck out of them in more recent years. I don't think that there is a part that can't be swapped out and you can build just about anything you can think up with just a bare receiver from Ruger itself.
This year Ruger released the take down version of their venerable 10/22 which pretty much trumps my cute little marlin papoose in every way, especially since I lost the spanner wrench in a move about 8 years ago and haven't been able to find a new one...
I finally saw one of these take down stainless 10/22's at Arctic Ammo last week and if I thought I could have found a way to sneak it past the wife it would have been on it's way home.
Best part.... no spanner wrench to lose!!