Well, I had been looking for a .22 rifle for cheap plinking, and was going to get the Ruger, but Dick's has a nice price on the Remington 597, complete with scope, for 159.00. This is the one with a green syn stock. Then, there is a $20 dollar mail rebate off of that, and I had a $25 coupon just for the next 3 days that they sent us in the mail, so the rifle was only 115.00 or so. They also had the ruger 10/22 without a scope at 159.00, no rebate on that one. I was also surprised to see that their 9mm UMC ammo was 6.98 per box, which is cheaper than I had seen lately on the internet. Anyway, wanted to pass this along to any interested souls.