So, my father wants me to consider a long term loan or even a trade. Up for loan/trade is his ruger 77/22 bolt action rifle. He tells me it is a high dollar gun which he had sent off for modifications, including trigger work, and something to do with a dollar bill (I have no idea). I own a like-new ruger 10/22 semi auto. Both have the same exact scope. Mine is incredibly accurate with CCI mini mag 22 LR ammo at 25-30 yds and I can do mostly accurate work leaning against a tree w/o a rest. I have not shot his gun yet. I'm curious... what are the key differences between the two, pros and cons, and for hunting, if I am mostly looking into squirrels, would there be a difference. FWIW I am an inexperienced hunter, still working on stealth, patience, balance. But I will admit that after holding the 77 with shoulder strap on my elbow, it was more balanced for me. That cross hair didn't dance around near as much as the 10/22. So that's something He keeps his guns in pristine condition, kind of the way a doctor or lawyer treats a boat or a hot rod. He also claims it's easier to clean.