Reply To: Back yard plinker help please
Might consider a Crosman 2400kt from the custom shop. It would have a steel breech on which you could mount a scope. You could choose .177 or .22 cal. Add a TKO and you would have a very quiet shooter that would be perfect for the distance you have. I have one of each with 18″ barrels and they shoot very well. The whole package should just about meet your budget.