Reply To: Back yard plinker help please
Your situation seems like a great match for an R7 or an HW30 in .177.
The R7 is the quintessential high quality German back yard plinker.
I have one for backyard plinking and target shooting. Not a powerhouse, but very easy to cock and extremely accurate. Good on small game out to 25-30 yards too. Excellent trigger.
Mine has a Vortex DB 4-12xAO. I’ve easily put 30,000 pellets down the barrel over the past few years and replaced the spring twice. It now has a Vortek spring and seal inside.
Good luck choosing.