I just impulse-bought a Ruger 10/22 with funky green laminated stock. It looks like this(not the one I bought, but identical):
Some may call it gauche, but I like it. Planned upgrades: I want to make it a 'Liberty Training Rifle" for Appleseed shooting. Tech sights since I want a longer sight radius, and an auto bolt release and extended mag release, and a GI web sling. It's kind of fun to have a tinkering gun, that's not for defensive purposes so I don't mind potentially messing it up.
I want to get into precision shooting; when I took carbine courses before, my groups during the sighting-in period were dreadful.
Appleseed, here I come!
Well, after I get it out of 10-day California gun jail. :(