Building a 10/22, blued or stainless?

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If you were going to buy a stock gun to modify, which may eventually include a different stock and barrel, is there any reason to buy the cheaper blued option over the stainless?
 

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Stainless if I could. I have been wanting a 10/22 again. Have not had one in several years. I always wanted a stainless rifle in a nice wood Mannlicher style stock. Low power scope. That is my dream 22.
 

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Am I correct though in assuming the receiver is aluminum and if changing the barrel to an aftermarket then it doens't matter as much unless you just want a silver colored receiver?
 

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I like the blued receiver with a stainless barrel myself.
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My next 10/22 build will probably be a charger variant, TD model, in stainless with folding brace, 8” with suppressor. Small 2-3x prism sight, nice discrete transport bag
 

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I like the blued receiver with a stainless barrel myself.
Looks good, what barrel is that? And what length...

I HAVE READ 16.5" IS "GENERALLY" THE BEST LENGTH FOR 22LR and that longer barrels are only marginal decrease or increase in performance & accuracy depending on the ammo.
 

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Believe it or not that is an 18 inch ebay barrel that shoots great. Little pricier now than when I built that one years ago but the guy still sells them

 

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