I've got a Marlin .22, but I'm thinking of a new semi-auto. So what's available?
Winchester, Remington, Ruger, Marlin, Savage. Let's take a look, shall we?
One bolt action, and six lever actions. That's it--nothing else.
Three semi-autos, three bolt action, and one lonely pump. Two of the three semi-autos are styled like a ubiquitous AR-15 and the third is the 750, available in synthetic, wood, and carbine length. Not too bad--unless one looks at the price!!
They've got their SR-556, the Mini-14 and the Mini-30. That's it.
They've got nothing except for big bore lever action and bolt action rifles.
Much as I like Savage for their .22s, they've got nothing except for bolt actions.
So what's a poor blogger to do? Haunt the local used gun shops and hit the pawn shops...