OK, now that I have a few pistols in my safe, I think it's time to get a rifle. Never owned one. Shot .22 target rifles many years ago. Would like to use in target shooting but also want it to be a useful weapon for possible HD or maybe hunting someday. I know it's probably tough to get one rifle that will do all that, but what would you start with for your first rifle? I'd like to stay under $500. Looked at High Point and their prices are really cheap - which also makes me a little worried about their quality. Would like to keep my ammo cost down also. I know .22 rimfire is dirt cheap; more for .223 or .308, which are of course a lot more deadly. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!