Today purchased a bolt action Marlin 982VS. .22WMR. It has a really neat diamond pattern synthetic stock and the larger barrel. What a sweet shooter! I looked at a lot of guns today and was caught between the Savage .17HMR and the Marlin 982VS. , but as they say "I pulled the trigger" on the Marlin. I may add a .17HMR to the collection someday as well. A man can never have too many weapons.