The popularity of the .22 rimfire is at an all-time high. According to Wikipedia, annual production of .22 rimfire ammunition is estimated at 2–2.5 billion rounds − far greater than any other caliber.
Every manufacturer of rifles or carbines offers at least one model of rimfire rifle and some, such as Remington and Marlin, offer dozens. With so many of these rifles out there, we thought there might be some opinion as to which is the best. Here’s your chance to vote for your favorite, and maybe win a copy of the Gun Digest Book of the .22 Rifle, by C. Rodney James.
In this book, popular Gun Digest author C. Rodney James provides a starting point for the beginner, as well as a summary of the state of small-bore rifles, ammunition and shooting for the intermediate rifleman/woman. He also points the way for those who wish to venture into the more rarefied regions of upper-level competitive shooting, bench-rest shooting, long-range varmint shooting and that eternal search for the perfect rifle.
Rodney makes it clear that he is not shilling for any particular product, and that what he has to say about various arms, ammunition and other items is based on personal experience, research and analysis. According to Editor Dan Shideler, Rodney does so in an insightful and entertaining way.
What’s your choice for greatest .22 rifle of all time? Post your pick in the comments below for a chance to win a copy of the Gun Digest Book of the .22 Rifle.
Good luck! We’ll announce the winner next Tuesday (March 1).
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One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 12:00 noon Central Time Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011.
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