I love my AO M1 Carbine. I don't get to shoot it as often as I'd like because I belong to an indoor range that doesn't allow centerfire rifle. Last year, I purchased a Marlin 795 I planed to put Tech-Sights on it to use for practice and maybe Appleseed. This never worked out because the receiver was "off" on the Marlin and the sights never lined up properly...I ended up putting a cheap scope on the Marlin and scarping the project.
Since then the M1 ended up in an awesome Choate stock.
This week I finally got around to ordering the parts and buying a Ruger 10/22
to build an actual and very close "practice rifle".
I bought a basic Ruger 10/22 carbine, Steel-Lips 25r extended mags, TSR100 Tech-Sights
, and a matching Choate pistol grip stock
Yesterday, the sights came in and I picked up the rifle. The Choate should be here any day, I'll get some more pics when the 10/22 is completely built with both rifles side by side. Here's the build so far. I'm going to take is out today for a sight-in/ break-in fun run