They were lined up for this deal at the Greenville Academy. I only wanted one of their $99 Nikon scopes for my 10/22, so I didn't sit through the long line for guns. The cashier said their 4473 connection wasn't working well, so it was going to be really slow getting through the line. I didn't envy anyone near the end.
I agree that the deal is just ok. You can find the gun's individually for $200 and $100, so why Academy selling both for $300 attracted so many people is beyond me. I guess just the psychology of getting a gun "free".
Side note: the $99 Nikon scope is really nice for the money. Made in Phillipines (not China), and fairly clear for the money. I'm sure it'll be more than adequate on my 10/22.