I have a case of the rimfire bug! I have purchased a few .22s rifles lateley and am about to add a few more, mostly a second 10/22, a savage LV and romanian trainer for Iorn sight work. I am thinking now this may be a mistake. I know the ammo is more expensive and hard to get for the .17hmr,.....but is it the price a law of supply and demand?......... I am guessing there is no more expense in the mfg. of 17 over 22 once the companies get produuction up and prices will be compairable. If im wrong, then I guess I have part of my answer. As I have read and understand, the .17 is superior in accuracy, range, and more huntable on small critters. If ammo may be the same price, or close to the same in the next few years, Why buy .22. I dont compete and If I do, then I would buy a 22 match rifle for orginized comp, but mostly I like accurate recreational shooters to take to the range and in the field. Can some of you explain the pros and cons of the two and help me make my decision. I plan to buy a .17 eventually, but dont want to build my rimfire collection around .22 if .17 is so much better. If the 17 is about the same price to shoot, more accurate with longer range, then I know I my .22s will be left home more often than not.