Few years ago when i started shooting, it was all .22s. Its all i ever got to shoot, but then whenever a .30-30, .45, 7.62mm, etc, got brought out, it was awesome! I got to shoot man guns, not little .22s! But then after empty wallets and such i started shootng more .22, notcing the fun in hitting targets throughout the day instead of just a quick range visit. Now i shoot .22 often and love it, cant believe i used to hate this cartridge and now its my favorite.