We all love a big boom. The thump of a .308 into your shoulder and the smack of a 175-grain chunk of metal on a steel target are thrilling. Sometimes, though, a large caliber is too much for the job. Small, swift, and effective, the .22 LR cartridge is a classic for a reason. Though it was designed in 1884, the effectiveness of the caliber for varmint control, teaching new shooters, and all-around fun is unmatched. I have a small game hunt coming up, so I picked up a Ruger American Rimfire in that favorite American caliber, the .22 Long Rifle.
Read my full review on The Firearm Blog by clicking the link below.