Well I started looking into a .22 rifle just to have for range trips. I'm looking to save money as a box of 500 rounds is about the same as 50 .45's. I saw dicks sporting goods is have a sale on the od green 597 with a scope for around 150. I know the scope won't be great but, what are your thoughts on this gun? Is it worth buying? Also can I paint the stock? I'm not sure if I really like the green.