Thinking of getting a .22 LR rifle. the problem is I live in communist republic of NYS. Ruger Charger- no go, it is over 50 ounces and they won't allow it to be shipped to NYS FFL. GSG-05- no go b/c I don't feel like paying $500.00 for a gun that I can only use 10-rd. propriatery mags. no hi-cap pre-ban GSG5 mags available. Ruger 10/22- right now I'm leaning towards this model and doing a archangel conversion on it then pinning the stock to be in compliance (plenty of pre-ban/undated mags. available). Also considering a remmy 597 VTR, the total price of the gun is cheaper than buying the 10/22 and archangel kit together. I like the 10/22 b/c so many parts/ accessories are available but I like the fact that on 597 VTR, remmy already did the conversion for you and plenty of undated hi-cap mags available. What are your opinions/advice? Is remmy more/less reliable than 10/22? Pls. no wise ass remarks like "Move out of NYS". Thanks in advance. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!