I've been shopping and searching and researching info on a rimfire rifle to purchase, and yes I actually searched many forums instead of just asking, so now I'm here 'tellin' of my searches for others to search in the future and feel free to comment because I'm not 100% yet but close. I'm still not sold on a autoloader; or do I get a bolt or lever action???... I have a bolt and a semi in other calibers but no lever. My main priorities are: 1. Purchase Price (under $200) 2. Ammo Price 3. Accurate (out of the box) 3.1 Good Trigger 4. Reliable 5. Semi-Auto I need a gun that I can actually afford to shoot and that my wife can learn on, as far as shooting accurate with and without scope, and isn't afraid of. And mostly for me and friends to sit on the acreage and shoot CHEAP accurate rounds, ie. good cheap fun. 2. I do really like the .17HMR but cost of ammo at .30 cents a round for plinking, and I would probably get the magnum anyway? 1. Purchase Price - this excluded the famous 10/22 since it needs upgraded. Sounds fun but I have other guns I need to upgrade if any of them get upgraded, and I'm just not the upgrading type, and I really don't want to be tooling on guns and blow myself up. I looked at the Savage 64fxp and the Remington 597, both of which had several reports of having problems with jamming or extracting or such. I do own a Savage bolt action in .243, but not sold on their auto loader .22 yet. But could be? I basically have it down to the Marlin 795 that sells here Rimfire Rifles; which is down the road and good prices. I am open to all suggestions and not just in semi-auto or at just this store - as I will probably not be purchasing for 2-weeks or so and there are plenty of gunshops around with more choices. but I am pretty sold on a .22 lr, and I have a revolver in .22 lr I hear that the Marlin 60 has a heavy trigger, is this so with the 795 also? 'Thanks for reading and 'what do ya think?