There's no way to justify money spent on guns, bows, fishing rods, ski's, motorcycles, guitars, (you know, stuff). Except to the buyer
I just finished a 10/22 "like" build. It has a couple Ruger OEM parts, the receiver cross pins. The cost, about 4-6 times what most would consider a 10/22 worth, about half of what I could have spent. Just ordered a Leupold 3X-9X AO to top it off. Cost more than a new .300 Weatherby. But it was fun to put it together, and I'm sure it will shoot just fine. It was worth the money to me. Now I'm getting a box ready to send a new M700 action off to Pac-Nor, will be worth every penny when I get it back, (that will cost a truck load of pennies I am sure), but hey, life is short.
Not sure I'd spend much to fix the OP's shooter, but he will, and still feel OK about it when finished. Ya never know ???
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