one REAL quick way to tell if you're about to buy a .22WMR (Winchester Magnum Rround) is that a 10/22 "Carbine" stock model costs $200.... A 10/22 MAGNUM costs about 2 1/2 times that! So if you're paying $500-$600 for a 10/22 you're either getting HOSED or it's a Magnum.
And really, a .22WMR round is about 1" long vs a .22LR @ 3/4", the size difference is pretty staggering and so is the cost of .22WMR! Chances are, unless you are in a REALLY well stocked gun store, you'll almost NEVER see a 10/22 WMR.
Good luck on your new purchase and let us know what you think of the tapco stock. If you don't already own a 10/22, let me just say that it is a truly amazing performing rifle, right out of the box. And the price CANNOT be beat. You'll love it from Day 1.
I also love some of the aftermarket stocks (especially the laminate styles like Boyd's EVO and Predator), but I'm also a hunter so I carry mine into the swamps and woods so I'm sticking with the good old Birchwood factory stock so I don't feel bad about nicks and dings. (plus I have kind of a "value voice" problem... $200 rifle, $160 aftermarket stock???? it just seems a little dramatic;;; but I still think they look GREAT
) But don't listen to me, I just have to internally rationalize why I can spend that kind of money (read: "wife"
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