Reply To: Needing suggestions on new rifle.
Good advise to consider the hw95/R9 (same action made by Weihrauch) or the D34. The caliber debate is endless, but IMHO .177 is plenty for small game out to 35-40 yards.
The D34 is a bit less expensive than the hw95. But the build quality is better on the hw95.
Both are heirloom quality airguns that will give you decades of service with proper care.
Once I started hunting with airguns (an .177 R1 in my case), I never picked up the 22lr again.