Henry Repeating Arms makes a mighty fine .22You are a mind reader! My closest neighbor(about a mile away, and the only other soul on my road) just might have something. I was just telling my wife I was going to give him a call today and ask him. I was also just researching .22s online. There are certainly some in my price range. I have been needing a homestead rifle anyway. This situation will most likely facilitate that.
Might I also suggest a .17HMR? Little hotrod rifle, awesome for varmints that are looking to cause trouble!