I’ve never been a hunter, always a fisherman. But I’ve decided it’s time for that to change. Figured I’d start at the bottom and work my way up, since I don’t have enough white privilege to be a duck hunter, I’m gonna start with the little critters. I’ve had a shotgun for a while and now I want a rifle for small game hunting. I was thinking just getting a 22 Long Rifle, but the 17HMR looks pretty interesting also. Would I be better off with a 22 Magnum maybe?? I thought I had it narrowed down to a Ruger 10/22 or a Savage MKll, but now I’m starting to second guess myself. What’s the best for a noob squirrel and rabbit killer, with maybe an occasional ground hog or turtle thrown in?