5 Best .22 Rifles of All Time

5 Best .22 Rifles of All Time

Almost all of us have at least one .22, and many of us have several. Back in 1979 when I interviewed for my first job with Petersen Publishing, the late Howard French at Guns & Ammo asked a bunch of questions. One of them was, "Do you own a .22?"


Fortunately, I had a couple; he told me later that he wouldn't hire anyone who claimed to be a shooter but didn't own a .22. Exactly which .22(s) we own depends somewhat on budget, taste, and what hand-me-downs we might have. My mission here is to offer my picks of the five greatest .22s of all time.


I will tell you up front that I don't own one of each, but these are all great rifles that have had significant impact in the shooting world.

I'm curious to see if you agree.


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