Say, that's nice. Did you get it with the scope, or iron sights?
Do you prefer the magazine to a tube fed model?
Yeah, I did some research and it was between the Remington and the 10/22. Nothing against the 10/22, but I got a good deal on the Remington, so I bit ($179 new with scope and covers - compared to $195 for a comparable 10/22 plus $25 for shipping plus $20 for FFL transfer fee = $240).
The Remington came with a surprisingly nice variable-power scope. It's light as hell and felt fantastic in my hands compared to the comparable Savage entry, which felt awkward.
I definitely prefer a magazine to the tube feed. I could stick a bunch of mags in a pouch and be ready for faster-reloading. There are 30-round mags available for it... which is cool! It looks more like a serious weapon with a big ol' banana-shaped clip sticking out the bottom.
I have to thank everyone in the "Going 22 all the way" thread which made me decide to get it. I'm quite happy with my purchase. I'll post pics when I get a chance this week.