While my wife & I were very modest in creating offspring, my 7 siblings were not; ditto for my wife's 4 siblings. Somehow, I became the supplier of first .22 rifles to most of these nieces & nephews, as well as first instructor for gun safety rules and safe handling. It started with many Marlins going from my hands to theirs, and ended in a large run of Mossberg 702 & 802's being passed on to them, when I became more budget-conscious. It seems to have worked out well enough. I still have plenty of .22 lr rifles of my own - Marlins & Rugers, but I find myself thinking of collecting a sampling of other budget-friendly .22 rifles. I've been happy with the Mossberg Plinksters that have gone through me, but I'm looking at picking up a Rossi, and a couple of Armscor products. It seems harmless to build a collection of budget .22 rifles just for kicks. I'll probably haunt pawn shops for anything that strikes my fancy as well. What say you?