So, I'm just new to the forum, and new to the gun world in general. I'm in the market for a .22 to use around the farm for varmint control and some occasional plinking. I have heard a lot of good things about the Marlin 60 and Ruger 10/22 but I'm not sure if I'm ready for a semi-auto just yet. As I mentioned, I'm just new to the gun world so I'm leaning towards a bolt action, something that is good quality (out of the box), good value, and reliable. I have been browsing various websites, just seeing whats out there prior to going rifle shopping. I don't want to break the bank either as this is my first rifle, so I've taken notice to the Marlin XT series as well as the Savage Mark II. I'm sure there are plenty of others out there similar to these models however. Just need some suggestions. Thanks in advance!