Hey guys, good news. My FOID card came in.

Did a bit of browsing at the gun shop - guy showed me .22 rifles in the $125-$400 range.

The lowest they had was a Remington Model 581 - used at $125. A new Ruger 10/22 was either $225 or $250. But I was thinking I would like to start off bolt-action for the safety factor and to get used to shooting in that fashion.

Are there any other questions/concerns I should raise when I'm actually ready to purchase? Do I need one of you to come with me?