I'm looking for a simple semi-auto .22lr plinker. Simple is the watchword. And inexpensive. I have, of course, been looking at the 10/22. However, I do not plan to add any funky furniture (a real selling point for a 10/22), maybe a scope. I DO NOT want a tube magazine. A fellow shooter at the range yesterday had a Marlin 975. It had a nice feel for what it is, and it fit both my wife and me. The owner loved it as a plinker. They run about $150 around here. Any comments? Recommendations? Thanks!