Hope this subject hasn't been asked to death? did a quick search and didn't find anything. I asked in another forum about the pro and cons of a semi-auto over a bolt action and got alot of useful replies, thank you all. So my next question is hopefully for shooters among you who own and shoot both .22LR and .17HMR, which do you prefer? This will be my first, rifle for target shooting around the 75/100 yard range. No little furry live targets, just the paper variety .22LR would be the cheaper option ammo wise but is the .17HMR more accurate over longer distances? Is it a more satisfying round to shoot (feel, sound etc)? I was looking purely at .22LR rifles but should I be looking at both calibers. Any input would be appreciated.