The 10/22 was immediately popular upon its release, being one of the first modern rifles chambered in .22 which was designed as a quality adult gun (with adult ergonomics) and not a cheap "youth rifle." However, its easy handling characteristics, negligible recoil and inexpensive ammunition nonetheless make it ideal for young or inexperienced shooters. It is very popular for small-game hunters and those who want an inexpensive rifle firing inexpensive ammunition for target and plinking use. This popularity has led to many after-market modifications being available to improve performance, augment the rifle's looks, or increase its magazine capacity, leading the 10/22 to be one of the most customizable firearms made.
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