I have decided to put up my mint model 57 winchester 22. It was my grandfathers, then my dads, now mine and after serving me for 20 years I am looking for something to replace it. Just want to keep it mint and make it more of a keepsake. I have seen a lot of good info on the 10/22 but am curious about the ar style 22lr's. I mainly use it for plinking and squirrel/rabbit. Would the ar styles be ok to hunt with or worth it to hunt with? I know my AR is awesome and super accurate but no friends have the 22lr versions so I have no way of trying one out. I would say my 22 use is 80% screwing around and 20% hunting.