The 10/22 I bought has a synthetic stock. I prefer to put slings on all of my rifles. So, I bought an Uncle Mike's Sling Swivel kit that was designated for the 10/22.
Now, I have often installed slings on rifles with wood stocks, so, I followed the same procedure with this rifle. The front swivel mounts to the band that holds stock and rifle together. However, when I installed it, the band was too loose and would slide right off, unable to hold the gun together. So, I used a file on the band to correct that problem. So far, so good.
The screw for the butt-stock is a pointed wood screw. The instructions said to drill a hole in the stock and thread it in. The problem is, the stock is a shallow shell without much "meat" to hold the screw. I placed the screw into the hole to hold it temporarily, but, I do not think that it will hold up for very much rough handling.
So, I gotta do something else. I am thinking of trying to find a dry wall (sheet-rock) anchor that will hopefully pull down flat enough to use. Even If I have to put a washer on the outside to help tighten the anchor, I could do that. If I don't find some way to do this, I'll replace the stock. Or, do some of you out there have better suggestions than mine?