I've decided, for the near term, to concentrate on satisfying my long gun urges. I'm looking to add a 22LR and a 30-30 to my cache. For the 22LR I'm leaning towards the new Marlin XT-22 they came out with last year. Gets good reviews and I like the 22" barrel. Why a 22LR? Mainly because I just want one (plinking and small game). It felt good in my hands at the LGS (approx. $200). For my other rifle I'm looking at the Marlin Model 336 (approx $370 - $400). The Winchester Model 94 is a bit pricey for me right now (approx. $600+). Also looked at a Rossi Rio Grande (approx. $400). It felt OK but I'm not familiar with their long guns. I had a Winchester 30-30 back in the seventies that I absolutely loved but sacrificed it due to marital problems. Hunting in North Georgia, for the most part, won't require many long-distance shots due to the hilly, tree-covered terrain. Besides, if I find out I need more distance, I can address that issue at a later date. Your thoughts?