I put this here because it pertains to both rifles and pistols...so didn't fully fit anywhere. Except maybe the team room.
Looking for ideas for a nice .22LR or .22magnum rifle, with iron sights and can accept a scope. Probably a bolt action for ease of use... Basically something that I can mess with and have fun, or can use to teach new shooters both iron sights and scope. Accurate enough so they dot get frustrated, but obviously within the capability of the round. 100yds max pretty much.
Same thing with a .22 pistol, no scope requirement obviously. Something I can mess with and hopefully suppress (lookin at you, Assassinator 5000 thread) and still have fun with.
Reason I ask is because there are so many options for both, yet it's tough to know if that $89.99 Cabela's special rifle is worth messing with. Wife's dad has a badass .22 mag Savage rifle, thing is old school but shoots awesome. If I'm gonna spend the money, something like that is what I'm thinking.
Thanks for any input you guys have.