The .22 Long Rifle is the world’s most popular caliber, with annual sales running into the billions of cartridges (yes, that’s billions with a “b”). It’s also the world’s most useful load for plinking, practice, formal—and informal—competition and small game.
It’s mild of report, has no recoil and is amazingly accurate. It’s what most of us started with and, somehow, never tire of. Taking all this into consideration, it’s not surprising that there are lots of great .22 rifles out there.