I really need to take some time to figure out how to get pics up here. I think the rifle looks Fantastic with a little bit of work and elbow grease. Ended up sticking a UTG 4-16X44 SF on it with their medium size side wheel and it balances quite well. Added a one piece utg riser,the one with all the holes milled into it as I liked the look. Some of the reviews mentioned the little plastic Weaver rail having a tendency to pivot with one bolt attachment. I solved that by drilling and tapping the end of the rail with a 8-32x 1/2in socket set screw and drilling a corresponding hole in the stock. It's solid as can be now. Like You said,I like to work on things and fix issues/ shortcomings. Can't wait to get my paws on a QB Chief in .22 and spruce it up!