I already have had three .22s for years, a pre-war Winchester Model 61 pump, a Remington Nylon 66 (in the rare Seneca Green) and a rusty old single shot that lived most of it's life behind the seat of multible pickup trucks I've owned over the years. The first two are just too old and valuable now to beat at the range and the third just won't cut it.
So I see three options open to me:
1. Buy a new "Tactical" type .22 like the S&W M&P15-22. A good training option since I also own a couple of AR's in .223.
2. Try to find a Ruger 10/22 "Target" model either new or used.
3. Buy a beatup used 10/22 and replace the stock and barrel and eventually the trigger group.
Budget is $5-600.00
Any advice or ideas?