My introduction into the world of "high powered rifles" was when my Grandad allowed me to take his Hornet turkey hunting in the early 60's. I think I was 12 and it was either a Savage or a Stevens, I cannot remember although it had a Weaver K4. In any case, some kind person has been leaving a nice pile of 20 or so once fired brass next to my shooting bench for the past couple of months. I have collected at least 100 or so. Enough to decide I need a new rifle in .22 Hornet. The mini-Sharps look nice but $1200 is too much in my mind. I own CZ rifles and like them. I don't like the NEF line very much. Ruger is a possibility. Any of you Hornet shooters have a favorite to recommend?