As a kid I shot a Marlin Model 60 for years and learned to love to plink all day with inexpensive ammo. .22 is of course the top plinking ammo but I also love to plink with 9mm. Still cheap enough to shoot a few hundred rounds and not break the bank.
I may not always Plink, but when I do plink I do it with these......
DPMS with CMMG .22 conversion bolt/carrier
I wanta SIG 522 next