I have a Ruger 10-22, but have been looking at the Remington 522 and 597 in .22 LR and WMR for recommendation to others, particularly for kids' first guns. I love the look of the 522 Viper and magazine, anyone know why they discontinued it? It feels a little small and awkward on me, but I figured a younger person might like it much better. And the 597 looks pretty nice, especially with the built in scope rail (come to think of it, both have one). Sadly, we can't hunt with semi-autos in PA, but that doesn't stop us from appreciating good rifles.