Hmm, I’ll have to check them out. You mean like this:
Yeah, this started as budget/basic in the thinking that I might as well maximize my time when I have to register my bolt action rifles. Thoughts were what I could find in stock locally when the bolt guns came in. Still want to go that direction and use a scope that I already have that’s without a gun, but then I started looking, and reading, and watching YT. . . .
You ever been hungry and then head out to get food with no real plan. Start off say “I’ll go get some basic Korean takeout”. Then a buddy calls and be like “eh, let’s go check out (insert place)” that is a bit more quality, but higher price. Then next thing you know, things are like “if we’re spending that much, might as well go Hy’s”.
Yeah, a few buddies warned me that the 22lr road is worse in many ways than centerfire. That the ammo availability situation is limited still, is one reason I haven’t gone “full retard” as well.
I can laugh because I've been down that road.
Actually the high end rimfire ammo is pretty available. The large majority of 22lr shooters are "plinkers". They won't buy the high end stuff no matter what. We've been able to get ammo throughout this stupid times just not as much and not at the prices we usually get. The bunch I shoot with have always had ammo
I just remembered Bergara makes a good rimfire rifle with a 700 footprint. With NRL22 blowing up in the states, there's so many rimfire options out.