Originally Posted by huntinhick
have you thought of a .17 hmr or .17 m2 ill tell you from experiance im 18 years old (young i know) i bought an old savage .22 when i was 9 when i purchased my .17hmr it blew my mind the accuracy, and devastating ballistics that the tiny cartridge could produce
I love the 17HMR and am getting ready to build a 17m2 but for the average plinker they are expensive down thew road. My Savage is a tack driver but I get out one of my 10-22's twice as often. You can not beat 16 bucks for 550 rounds of fun.
The rifles like the 17HMR or m2 are not really good for a first rimfire shooter or buyer. But they are a lot of fun. Just maybe as a second or third type thing. I do have ot admit though busting a crow at 100 yards and watching the "p00f" is pretty entertaining.
All the above mentioned rifles are great. I'm a Ruger 10-22 fan personally though I've had the Marlin(s) and a Remington. I like the aftermarket access to update the rifle easily and there is no denying the Ruger's accuracy or reliability right out of the box.