As potential gun legislation is being introduced and ammunition being a scarcity that may not subside any time soon I have put alot of thought into picking up an "adult" air rifle for pinking and also as a viable source to ethically take some rabbits/grouse while saving my .22 ammo. I have done some local searching at sports mans / sports authority etc and instantly became overwhelmed. Things sure have changed since my red ryder with some of these getting up to 1800 FPS. I have set my budget at $250 for picking one up and want a .177 pellet gun. Obviously the faster more high speed rifles seem to be the break action type over the pump type. Any pointers on what to look for in this price range that would do well and last for years.