I mostly want it for cheap plinking and for my girlfriend to have something to shoot when I take her along to the range. We're both left eye dominant so we shoot left-handed, I've shot a Marlin 60 before, and with bulk pack ammo I kept getting hit in the face and right forearm with the shell casings and hot powder, which as you can imagine kind of took the fun out of it. I've heard that the 10/22 was designed to eject at an angle to be more lefty friendly, is this true? Is it worth paying $280 for the 10/22 model I want compared to $100 for a Marlin 795 or $200 for a Remington 597? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!