Hi, i just started looking for a new rifle today. ive wanted a nice, accurate smaller caliber rifle for awhile but havent really put much time into finding one. this will mostly be for fun and getting rid of pests. usually within 100 yards, but id really like the ability to shoot up to 200 yards accurately, and further is always nice. i was looking at some 22 mag lever actions at the gun store today, the henry golden boy was very appealing. i know i should be looking at bolt action if i want accuracy, but a lever action 22 mag seems like it would be on of the funnest guns i could find for under 500 bucks. i wouldnt use a scope, just keep it cheap simple and fun. as far as bolt actions there are sooo many out there and in different calibers, i have no idea where to start. .17hmr seems like an awesome round, better distance than 22 mag, just not sure about stopping power. im about a year into owning my first firearm, so im pretty new to guns. and id like to keep in mind sharpening my skills when choosing. i do plan on getting a .308 or 30-06 bolt action in the future. and it would be nice to "train" with something before then. id just like a couple rifles to decide between, as i really dont know where to start. and any advice on caliber or anything else would be great.