I've read numerous threads throughout the years about the "best" all around, walk about rifle. You know, the one you grab when you just go for a little hike. Here in Iowa, the requirements can be a bit different than other parts of the country. The land is flat and well populated. Where I'm located, you can point in any direction and have a neighbor, livestock, or buildings that could be within a mile or less. Needless to say, a .308, .223, or other regularly suggested calibers could be damaging or deadly. They're also overkill here. The largest critter I'll feel the need to shoot would be a coyote. I've passed up so many shots with the AR, SKS, etc, it's hard to count. I'm thinking .22 mag might be the ticket, or.....22 Hornet,......or .17 HMR (smallish for 'yotes IMHO) Ideas?