25 Best 22 Rifles For Sale – Feb 2021







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We don’t give much thought to the best 22 rifles on the market, because we tend to like bigger and sexier guns. Yes, we’re childish and we like gunporn. 


But the truth is that most novice shooters start out with one, because it’s the cheapest training you can buy. By the time you have plinked through 1000 rounds of ammo, a cheap .22 LR will have paid for itself.  


You also don’t need an AR-15 for every hunt and it will make a big mess of a squirrel. So if you’re hunting varmints, rabbits, squirrels, possums and all that jazz, then a 22 is the best option. 


Rats? Get the Best 22 Rifle, or a Cat…

If you have got rats and want to get rid of them the old-school way, then this could work.  Well, you could go full tactical on them with  the very best 22 handguns for sale. Alternatively, I’m told cats work well.

But that’s your call. If you go full silent assassin with two suppressed pistols, it could be a messed up kind of fun…

Massive Variety on Sale

You can have an old-school Henry AR-7, a Wild West lever arch rifle or a cutting edge Tactical Solutions with a threaded barrel that is suppressor ready. You can even have an AR-style semi-automatic.

So what is the top choices? Here are our picks.  

The Best 22 Rifle in 2021

Ruger 10/22 Carbine for sale. The best 22 LR rifle in the world? We think so. Buy your guns online at the USA Gun Shop.

1. Ruger 10/22 Carbine Autoloading Rifle

  • Price: $199.99
  • Barrel Length: 18.5″
  • Total Length: 37″
  • Weight: 4.5lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

We can’t deny Ruger it’s rightful place at the top of the 22 LR list. This is America’s favorite rifle and has been basically forever.

Sturm, Ruger & co introduced the Ruger 10/22 carbine in 1964 and the design really hasn’t changed that much. But did it need to? Not really…


It weighs just 4.5lb, is a brilliant design and Sturm Ruger has sold millions of these bolt-action rifles for a reason.  

Aftermarket Mags For Big Capacity

The rotary magazine holds a solid 10+1, but you can get an aftermarket add-on Ruger mag that takes 25+1 rounds.

The classic Ruger 10/22 has evolved into a model line, too. Choose from tactical, backpacker takedown and even a sniper.

If you’re looking for something a bit more modern and radical, then we do love the Ruger 10/22 Tactical . It’s cheap. fun and it’s basically the same underneath. Get yours here.

The Ruger 10/22 Tactical 22 rifle3. A modern take on a 22LR classic. Buy your Ruger rifles at the right price here at the USA Gun Shop.

Check out more Ruger 10/22 for sale here.

Walther Hammerli TAC R1C 22 rifle on sale now. This is an ideal 22 Long Rifle training platform for the AR-15 and it's an all metal rifle for a great price.

2. Walther Hammerli TAC R1C

  • Price: $339.99
  • Barrel: 16.1 inch
  • Weight: 5.62lb
  • Capacity: 20+1

This isn’t the ultimate 22LR AR-15 platform, but the semi-automatic Walther Hammerli TAC R1C might just be the best balance of price and performance.

This all-metal rifle is generally considered a cut above the plastic efforts from S&W and Mossberg.

You might see it on sale as an Umarex, a Walther or a Hammerli. Hammerli is a prestigious Swiss manufacturer with heritage and prestige to call upon.

Umarex owns Walther, which is a leading light in this caliber thanks to cold hammer-forged barrels of the highest quality. Walther gets 22 shooting better than most and has a string of smash hits on its hands.

The Walther’s all-metal construction extends to the handguard. So you aren’t handling cheap plastic and the gun comes with a proper weight to it. At 5.6lb, you can buy much lighter AR-15s than this.

This is one of the most popular guns on sale at our favorite gunbroker, Sportsman’s Guide. The online user reviews are exceptional.

Everything from the five-position adjustable stock to the barrel that comes with a 1×28 thread for the best 22LR suppressor. Live out your operator fantasies or just practise drills in relative peace and quiet. The choice is yours.

Anschutz 1761 HB 22 LR for sale. A spectacular target shooting rifle you can take into competition.

3. Anschutz 1761 D HB

  • Price: $1,495.00
  • Barrel Length: 20 inch
  • Total Length: 37.7 inch
  • Weight: 6.3lb
  • Capacity: 5+1

If money just doesn’t matter and you want the very best 22 LR you can find, well you should probably take a look at Anschutz.

This wood stock effort isn’t even close to the most expensive one you can find. It’s more of an entry-level effort. You can easily spend upwards of $3,500 on an Anschutz rifle.

Are they that good? Yes, is the simple answer. If this gun for sale was just a touch cheaper then we might have given it the overall win.

Let’s be honest this won’t be your first. If you just love the caliber, though, and plenty of people do, you might find yourself gravitating towards serious weapons like this one.

It comes with a single stage 5098 match trigger that owners claim is worth the price of admission on its own. Add the 20 inch barrel that gives you velocity and accuracy and it’s easy to see why this has turned into a firm favorite with serious shooters. You can get left-handed versions, too, of course.

Get Proper Optics, Scope is Best

The Anschutz is drilled and tapped for a proper scope mount, a solid Match 64 action with a cam cocking system, a claw extractor and a sliding lateral safety.

You can get a classic layout with a walnut stock right through to a lightweight sniper rifle for professional biathlon competitors. We kind of like the wood stock and even the serial number means something here.

It’s the best gun here, if you’ve got the spare funds and can justify the man math. If you’re just using this to headshot rats in your yard, it might be a bit excessive.


Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Sport - The best AR-style 22 rifle on sale in 2019.


4. Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL 22LR 


  • Price: $449.99
  • Barrel Length: 16″
  • Total Length: 33.75″
  • Weight: 5.5lb
  • Capacity: 25+1

We like the AR look and feel of this platform. It’s a perfect training gun, for that precise reason, and it’s not a gun you have to get used to. 


Treat it like an AR-15 and it will plink cheap ammo all day long.  Even the two-stage trigger is designed to mimic the heavier AR-15 with a two-pound pull and a 5lb break.

You even get proper iron sights to practise with and the rear sight folds down to fit a red dot or optic. As a practise tool, it might be the best gun here.

It’s a surprisingly good substitute for  an AR-15 in your hands, even though the barrel is 18 inches. The whole gun is 32.5 inches collapsed, or 37.5 inches fully extended. So it’s an AR-15 lite and the synthetic stock is all part of the AR crossover.

The mag holds 25 rounds, plus one in the chamber, so you can fire off the shots if you’re after a fast-moving critter.

Semi Auto vs Bolt Action 22 Rifles

The Smith and Wesson isn’t as accurate as some on this list, so if you want long range accuracy then you should go for something else.

As a practice gun, though, running drills or simply plinking at the range to get your eye in, we think this is the best 22 out there with an AR-15 layout.


Is this the best you can buy? At this price, we think it has to be one of them. Certainly it could be the best tactical 22. If that’s even a thing…

Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle, the classic 22 rifle that is one of the world's most famous firearms.

5. Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 Survival Rifle 

  • Price: $259.99
  • Barrel Length: 18.5″
  • Total Length: 37″
  • Weight: 4.67lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

These are an oddity to say the least, but survivalists swear by this eccentric-looking gun that breaks down into three pieces and can go wherever you do.  The Henry AR-7 is a legend and preppers swear by them.

Basically the Henry survival rifle has become a part of firearms folklore and is a legend of a bolt action rimfire rifle


Everything packs in to the stock that is even designed to float if you drop it in a river, it weighs just 2.5lb and you get 8+1 rounds. It’s maybe not the best, but the survival AR-7 is one of the most practical here.

A ‘Just in Case’ Hiking Accessory

Everybody should probably have one of these, because if you’re going hiking and maybe want to pick off birds or bunnies for your dinner, then it’s an ideal ‘just in case’ gun. 

This is the legendary Survival AR-7 and absolutely everybody should own one.


Browning Buck Mark Target Rifle with Muzzle Brake. Buy your 22 riflle online at the USA Gun Shop.

6. Browning Buck Mark Target  

  • Price: $649.99
  • Barrel Length: 18.38″
  • Total Length: 34″
  • Weight: 5.38lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

It kind of looks like a World War II Ruger pistol that has been fitted with an aftermarket stock and a comedy long barrel. In reality, the core is the Browning Buck Mark pistol that features on the list of the best 22 pistols.

There is no denying the unique styling catches the eye with the Browning Buck Mark Target. It’s almost a custom rifle, for almost mainstream money.

One of the Most Accurate

The long-range accuracy of the Browning Buck Mark pistol is legendary. A longer barrel and a sporter style stock transform give new life to that exceptional pistol.

If you’re looking to get serious about your range shooting with 22LR and don’t want to spend Anschutz money, the Browning Buck Mark Target is a great budget alternative.

Inevitably, this is a relative lightweight, with an alloy receiver and the iconic cutout sporter stock. But then it isn’t as light as some others here, and probably it isn’t quite as light as you’d think.

No matter, the Browning Buck Mark Target is great for competitive shooting, target practise and range plinking. Buy one. You’ll love it.


Mossberg 715t Tactical Flat Top 22LR rifle on sale at the best price at the USA Gun Shop, the United States' favorite gunbroker online.

7. Mossberg 715t Tactical Flat Top

  • Price: $279.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.25 inch
  • Total Length: 33-36.75 inch
  • Capacity: 25+1
  • Weight: 5.2lb

We like the Smith and Wesson more as a semi-automatic rifle, but the 715T tactical rifle does come at an awfully compelling price point. It’s on sale right now, is the only thing, and we don’t know how long it’s going to last.

This is an evolution of the legendary Mossberg 702 Plinkster, and it’s another AR-15 platform.

The handguard is a little less free float and Mil-spec and the detachable magazine isn’t ready for war. But then it should go all day at the shooting range.

Do that instead of taking your regular AR-15 and the 715t Tactical flat top will have paid for itself with cheap ammunition. So it will pretty much cost you money not to buy one.

Thompson Center Line T/CR22 rifle on sale now. Get the best price on this top 22 long rifle. Buy guns online now.

8. Thompson Center Line T/CR22

  • Price: $379.99
  • Barrel: 17 inch
  • Total Length: 35 inch
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Weight: 4.4lb

The Thompson Center Line T/CR22 is so light that it’s a perfect gift for a child.

It isn’t the most advanced here, but the Thompson Center Line has stellar user reviews. In fact regular shooters often prefer their Thompson Center Line with its innovative autoloading bolt system to the more lauded Ruger.

Among hardcore enthusiasts and preppers, this simple gun with a rotary magazine has achieved cult status. It’s one of the approved guns, knives and tools that you’ll find on pretty much every apocalyptic nut’s website. It’s cheap, more durable than the Energizer bunny and actual owners love theirs.

So yeah, get one and see.

The legendary Chiappa Firearms Little Badger. A single shot 22LR lightweight rifle that has turned into a cult hero.

9. Chiappa Firearms Little Badger

  • Price: $179.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 inch
  • Overall Length: 32 inch
  • Weight: 3.5lb
  • Capacity: 1

Single shot rifles maybe don’t get the respect they deserve round here, but we’re about to make amends with a frankly giddy tribute to the Chiappa Firearms Little Badger.

This pure and basic with a wireframe, a 2.9lb weight and one of the simplest mechanisms out there. The hammer is the safety and this is an ideal starter toy if you want to get people into guns.

Because the Little Badger is cute, fun even, and nobody could really be intimidated by this thing. The one shot, snap open, reload process means you think about each shot. And nobody is going to panic and mag dump their Little Badger as people scatter in all directions.

Considering the weight, you get a surprising amount of tactical gear.There’s a Picatinny rail for a red dot, and another so you could add a pistol grip or other tactical gear. You can put a sling on it, break it down and throw it in a backpack or simply let it hang loose in your hand. This weight is nothing, and that’s the beauty of this gun.

Of course, this single-shot rifle is, quite literally, a one-trick pony. It gets blasted into the weeds by the modern guns on everything except weight and simplicity. It’s beautifully simple engineering, too, which gives some of us more sexual thrills than we’d actually like to admit to.

ATI GSG-16 22LR for sale. A rough interpretation of the HK MP5 SMG, changed just enough for the lawyers. Buy 22 Rifles here.

10. ATI GSG-16 22LR

  • Price: $279.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.25 inch
  • Total Length: 36 inch
  • Weight: 5lb
  • Capacity: 22+1

The first incarnation of the ATI GSG-16 22LR looked too much like the HK MP5 SMG and Heckler & Koch got the legal heavies involved. I mean you didn’t have to check the serial number to be sure, but apparently HK still weren’t satisfied.

This is round to, a gun that looks just different enough, while clearly aping the style of the 9mm sub-machine gun legend.

You will either love the long faux silencer or you won’t and it is a novelty gun if we’re honest. The CZ, for instance,is technically better and yet doesn’t offer anything spectacularly different. This does.

ATI Make Next Generation 22s

ATI specialize in tribute acts and the Sig Sauer Mosquito 22LR copy is one of the best 22 pistols for sale in 2021. This feels like a bit of a novelty gun in a way, because it isn’t a faithful recreation, at all. If you love the MP5 and don’t want to pay more than $2,600 for the civilian 9mm SMG from HK, the HK SP5K, then this could be an option.

The stock does collapse and there isn’t really much more to say. It’s a solid homage, a tribute act. They’re never going to win anything, but they can put a smile on your face.

Mossberg Blaze 47 on sale. This AK-47 style 22LR rifle looks the business and is certainly a unique semi-auto.

11. Mossberg Blaze 47

  • Price: $345.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 inch
  • Overall Length: 35.75 inch
  • Weight: 3.5lb

Sometimes you want your semi auto 22 LR to look like an AK-47. You just do.

You can say it’s a training gun. It’s a good enough excuse for the AR-22 shooters, or whatever you want to call them, so it’s a good enough excuse for the 7.62x39mm brigade.

At 3.5lb this is light. But the AK-47 fixed stock is real wood and the blued finish is probably better than the original thanks to the wonders of mass manufacturing.

The Mossberg Blaze comes with a fiber optic sight and great user reviews.

And if you like old Russian guns, or new ones, then you’ll already be mashing the buy it now button, screaming shut up and take my money. We get it…

Henry Golden Boy Lever Action 22LR rifle for sale. A classic American rifle and a custom rifle for all ages.

12. Henry Golden Boy Lever Action Rimfire Rifle

  • Price: $469.99
  • Barrel: 20 inch
  • Total: 38.5 inch
  • Weight: 6.75lb
  • Capacity: 16+1

The Henry Golden Boy is an American institution.

This is the kind of gun that used to be given as a rite of passage to young boys out in the country so they could learn to shoot in style. The Henry Golden Boy is still a great gift.

Ruger Precision Rimfire 22LR Rifle on sale. A great precision 22LR for target shooting.

13. Ruger Precision Rimfire 22LR

  • Price: $418.99
  • Barrel Length: 18″
  • Total Length: 35″”-38.5″
  • Weight: 6.8lb
  • Capacity: 10+1/15+1

This does come  with a price premium. But there’s a good reason to spend the extra money.

The big brother Ruger Enhanced Precision is one of the finest long distance rifles you’ll find for the money. You can get it chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and ring steel at 1200 yards.

The bigger centerfire rifles are target shooters at heart. So is this heavy barrel rifle.

So, the Ruger is your training gun for the real range.

Everything is on a smaller scale with the .22 LR, from the game you’re targeting through to the distance you shoot at the range. But if you can master this gun, then the larger Ruger will feel like family when you head out longdistance shooting and put the small guns back in the gun safes.

Long Distance Precision Shooter

It’s a supremely accurate chassis. Like the Creedmoor, you will find you can really stretch the range with this rifle and you can learn about the impact of the wind and drop-off on a simpler scale.

The Ruger Precision Rimfire comes with a Picatinny rail, a pistol grip, a 10+1 or 15+1 box magazine, so you can order from any state. The action is well thought out and solid, more solid than some of the others on the list.

An adjustable trigger is just the start and you could spend hours getting the set-up just right on the stock.

It’s one of the few real precision specialists here, and it will help you with your long distance shooting technique. It’s the best in some ways, not in others. But it could certainly be a great addition to your collection.

The Marlin Model 60 Micro Groove is one of the finest 22 LR rifles on the market, in the budget price band at least.

14. Marlin Model 60 Micro Groove

  • Price: $189.99
  • Barrel Length: 19″
  • Total Length: 37.5″
  • Weight: 5.5lb
  • Capacity: 14+1

The Marlin Model 60 is one of those guns that will pay for itself with a single day at the range, it’s just that cheap.  

The Marlin Model 60 has also remained one of the most popular rifles in the world for a reason. It’s just a simple, honest gun with a basic stock.  

You get a 19-inch microgrooved, rifled barrel, which helps long range accuracy. The tubular magazine holds 14 rounds, so you won’t have to reload constantly and it’s a solid gun that you’ll love to shoot. It weighs 5.5lb, so it’s not the lightest here, but it is one of the cheapest.

There’s no rail so you’re stuck with the iron sights on this classic rifle, but then the whole point is how to learn how to shoot and the Marlin Model 60 is a great gun if you want to practise backyard plinking or hit the range.  

The Marlin Model 60 is a simple, honest starter rifle for sale. At this price, what more do you want?


Get Cheap 22 LR Ammo Online

Do you want the cheapest deals on the best 22LR ammo for your semi auto or bolt action? 

Get 5000 rounds of 22LR for less than $150. Get great deals on great Long Rifle brands. Most gun safes have lots of spare 22LR ammo. You should have some too.

You can also check these great links for the best 22LR ammo on the market, at the best possible prices.

Savage Arms MK II 22LR rifle on sale here. Less than $200 for a great low budget sniper rifle.

15. Savage Mark II FV

  • Price: $209.99
  • Barrel Length: 21 inch
  • Total Length: 39.75 inch
  • Weight: 6lb
  • Capacity: 5+1

Do you just want a cheap bolt action? You just want to get started shooting, or maybe you want a simple starter rifle for a child then the Savage Mark II FV is pretty much perfect.

The Savage Mk2 FV is a great little gun with a button-rifled, heavy carbon steel reinforced barrel for a surprising long range accuracy in this price range.

The AccuTrigger system also protects against accidental discharges and also offers a crisp and clean break. There’s a rugged,plastic stock and not much else apart from that.

But at this price, seriously, what more did you want?

Tactical Solutions X-Ring Takedown 22LR Takedown rifle on sale. The best rifles in 2019.

16. Tactical Solutions X-Ring Takedown

  • Price: $1055.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.5″
  • Total Length: 34.75″
  • Weight: 4.6lb
  • Capacity: 10+1


Tactical Solutions made its name with upgraded barrels for the Ruger 10/22. Now it has gone a few steps further and created an almost custom rifle for reasonable money. It is just way more accurate if you want to push the bounds when it comes to distance. 

So if you like shooting targets you need binoculars for, then take a look at the X-Ring Takedown. Like the Henry AR-7 Survival rifle, you can break it down for easy transport in a backpack. Unlike the Henry Survival rifle, it costs a lot of money.

Quality on a Budget

This is a custom gun, absolutely. It is high price, high spec. It’s also a brilliant bolt action rimfire rifle and every bit as advanced as bigger caliber hunting rifles. At the shooting range, it’s a legend.

Where to buy Tactical Solutions

These are some of the finest 22 Long Rifle barrels in the firearms industry and that has blossomed into an awesome line of hunting and target rifles. But they are a little specialist for some mainstream online gun stores in the USA.

So which gunbroker is the best for these custom 22 rifle parts & accessories,. Where do you go to buy specialist guns, America?

Henry Lever Carbine 22 rifle on sale. Buy discount firearms at the USA Gun Shop, The best online gun store in America.


18. Henry Repeating Arms Lever-Action Rifle

  • Price: $335.99
  • Barrel Length: 16.125″
  • Total Length: 34″
  • Weight: 4.5lb
  • Capacity: 12+1


Live out your Wild West fantasies with dirt cheap ammunition and a Henry Repeating Arms old-school lever gun for sale that will just put a smile on your face every time you pop that large-loop lever.  

This Henry Repeating Arms is a fun gun, a bolt action with old world walnut stock and furniture, veneer anyway, iron sights and the large loop lever-action rifle is surprisingly practical in the winter months when you’ve got gloves on.  

We love that traditional feel too and we want it for that reason alone. it’s a different kind of .22 LR rifle.

The Henry Repeating Arms lev-action rifle weighs in at 4.5lb, you get 12 rounds between reloads and you’ll feel like a low budget Clint Eastwood with a rimfire rifle.  It’s always fun to shoot a Henry Repeating Arms lever-action rifle.

There aren’t many true legends in the world off the rimfire rifle, but the Henry Repeating Arms lever-action rifle is one of them. It’s not the most accurate here, it won’t be the most tactical, but you will it. And really, that’s all that matters at the end of the day.

Henry Repeating arms also offer other options. You want something real different? How’s about a pump action 22 LR?

We love the pump action 22 LR, if only for the novelty value. It’s more of a backyard plinker than a shooting range tool, but that’s fine too.


The Magnum Research Speedshot 22 LR rifle. One of the best 22 rifles for sale in 2019.

19. Magnum Lite Speedshot 22 LR 

  • Price: $579.99
  • Barrel Length: 17″
  • Total Length: 35.5″
  • Weight: 4.5lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

Magnum Research, yes the Desert Eagle people, have made a stunning, futuristic looking piece of engineering art here.

It’s a stripped down longrifle that looks like a shrunken tactical shotgun. You can also get sportsmen’s frames, thumbhole stocks and other options that give you different optics, scope mounts and layouts.

They are mostly high price, high level match-grade shooters.

Sporter Rifles Look Insane

Some of the other rimfire rifles look like the real match-grade target shooters those weird cross country skiers have on their backs at the Winter Olympics. They kind of are.

This one gets the same duty of care, so put a proper optic on this Magnum Research and you have a real potent machine on your hands.

Tactical Gear For You

This rimfire rifle is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and weighs in at 4.5lb. It comes with a proper Picatinny rail, a pistol grip and a threaded barrel that is suppressor-ready. It’s super accurate and comes with a graphite barrel. This is rimfire rifles taken to the next level.

Do you need any of this? Hell no, but then when did you ever need guns? You want them, and this. That’s good enough for us.  

This gun is not without reported issues, so do your research befor you pull the trigger. But if you get a good one, it will be your favorite plinking gun, bar none.

Mossberg 464 SPX 22LR rifle for sale. A great 22 LR rimfire rifle at a special discount price. Buy your gun online right now.

20. Mossberg 464 SPX

  • Price: $299.97
  • Barrel Length: 18″
  • Total Length: 35.5″
  • Weight: 6lb
  • Capacity: 14+1

It’s a fantastic mash-up of a tactical shotgun, a Wild West rimfire rifle and a modern-day tactical shotgun, kind of. The Mossberg 464 SPX has something for everybody and it’s a novelty that you could learn to love.

That adjustable buttstock has six separate positions, so if you can’t get comfortable then you are the problem.

This reimagined, futuristic lever gun comes with a muzzle brake, which obviously you need with a savage beast like this /s. The recoil is next to nothing, the plastic stock soaks up any tremors and you could fire this gun all day with no ill effects.

Now it really isn’t a must-have and long-range accuracy won’t be the tightest here. It’s a luxury, a mildly pointless and yet hilarious addition to your gun collection. For some people, that’s enough.

CZ 512 American for sale. A great 22 rifle that could make you ijnto a better shot.

21. CZ 512 American

  • Price: $378.99
  • Barrel Length: 20.5″
  • Total Length: 39.5″
  • Weight: 5.48lb
  • Capacity: 5+1

The CZ 512 American is hardly ground-breaking. But it is well finished, the user reviews online say it’s worth every penny of its substantial price tag. The real walnut stock finish means it stands out from the crowd.

Is that enough to justify one in your collection? Possibly…

You can strip this gun with a coin, it’s basic and yet it’s beautiful. I like this one a little more than I should.

Savage Arms 64 FSS for sale. A great starter bolt action rifle in 22LR.

22. Savage Arms 64 FSS 

  • Price: $233.99
  • Barrel Length: 21″
  • Total Length: 40″
  • Weight: 5.5lb
  • Capacity: 10+1


If you’re looking for a cheap 22, then this is your Huckleberry.  Well, it’s one of them. 


It’s a simple gun that can handle everything from target shooting to small game hunting. It takes a detachable 10-round mag and you can order a bigger one.  

The Savage Mark 2 is a simple weapon, which is what you might actually want with rimfire rifles. Not everybody wants the full bore AR-15, lever action rifle or game hunting experience.

You get a blued barrel, a black synthetic stock and it’s all pretty basic stuff. It’s drilled and tapped for scope mounts, but there is no rail.

But at this price, it’s great for young shooters and people that just want to practise without spending a fortune.  


Ruger American RF Talo Compact Muddy Girl on sale at the USA Gun Shop. Buy the best guns at the best prices.

23. Ruger American RF Talo Compact Muddy Girl

  • Price: $299.99
  • Barrel Length: 18
  • Overall Length: 35.75 inch
  • Weight: 5.38lb
  • Capacity: 10+1

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Now we have to tread carefully here. Extensive sensitivity training taught us that it could be sexist, or at the very least misogynistic, to suggest that the Ruger RF Talo Compact Muddy Girl is aimed at girls.

The word girl is in the title, but if we assume something from that then we are patriarchal monsters. I know that now.

I mean there are flashes of pink, but it’s that lurid 1980s heavy metal pink, or 1980s ski-suits, or 1980s quite a lot of stuff actually. It’s a gun that could appear in a Def Leppard video, although not in the hands of the drummer, obviously.

Men wore pink back then, so it’s probably fine. Anything goes in 2019 too, so go wild with your gender identity, whatever you have decided to be today, and shoot pink guns at a firing range near you.

Or you could end the debate, find a store and order Mossy Oak camo instead.

Anyway, underneath the lurid paint splash camo lies a pretty standard Ruger American rimfire. But it is pink, and it’s not just for girls.

Remington 597 22 Long Rifle on sale. A classic bolt action  rifle for sale at the USA favorite gun broker


24. Remington 597  

  • Price: $179.99
  • Barrel Length: 20″
  • Total Length: 40″
  • Weight: 5.5lb
  • Capacity: 10+1


Remington has taken a bit of a beating, PR wise, in recent years. But the simple fact is this Remington model is one of the greats and it comes with some neat touches. 


The 20 inch barrel is great for velocity and accuracy and you also get twin guide rails that Remington says gives you better stability, reliability and long-range accuracy.  This autoloading 22 LR system is the greatest breakthough in 35 years, according to Remington. And well that makes it a fact…


It’s a 10-round weapon with a simple laminate stock that is a great starter gun, although it does weigh 5.5lb.  The black polymer stock is cheap, but then this is a rifle you don’t need to coddle.

And some discontinued classics

These greats have gone out of existence since this list started. The usual rule is that we delete them, but we love these weird little guns just too much for that. Plus, people still search for them on Google, so we both lose if I hit delete when you think about it…

H&K G36 22 LR Rifle

25. Walther H&K G36 22 LR

  • Price: $547.99
  • Barrel Length: 18.1″
  • Total Length: 37.8″
  • Weight: 6.74lb
  • Capacity: 25+1

It’s magnificent isn’t it? This is the same basic form that the German military held at their side throughout the 90s and it’s now totally overengineered as a 22LR rimfire rifle.

The full fat H&K G36 was chambered in 5.56 x 45. Now you can get the same rifle, kind of, in a more accessible semi auto 22 LR.

You can have an awesome looking rifle, though, which comes with a high-set Picatinny rail and a folding stock that means you can run your .22 LR rifle as a pistol. Pretty cool huh?

Walther is a 22LR specialist, in the handgun sector as well. You will find some stunning guns that are actually 22LR recreations of the classics, from the likes of the H&K36 to the Colt 1911. This was one of their finest hours i the semi auto 22LR world.

Walther Uzi Carbine 22LR

26. Uzi Carbine 22LR

  • Price: $534.99
  • Barrel Length: 17.9″
  • Total Length: 26.1″
  • Weight: 7.6lb
  • Capacity: 20+1

You are either grinning like a psycho at the Walther Uzi Carbine 22LR or shaking your head in disgust. There probably won’t be much of a middling reaction. It doesn’t really matter now anyway, because this novelty rimfire has been discontinued.

We couldn’t bear to delete it from our permanent records.

It’s an odd looking thing, totally overbarrelled even though the 17.9″ barrel is largely disguised as an oversized suppressor. It also comes with a folding stock, which is pretty cool, and it really does look like an Uzi.

You get a grip safety, which is a pretty nice touch, and it’s a Walther so look past the aesthetics and you do get a solid and reasonably accurate rifle.

What game can you hunt with a 22 LR rifle?

Ethical hunters won’t really go much bigger than rats, birds, small ducks and squirrels. But this can become a way of life as you clamber through the humid forest canopy that is your local derelict field. This is hunting on a micro scale and it comes with its own weird satisfaction.

Groundhogs, Coyotes and small wild hogs are technically within the remit of the 22 LR, but we prefer an AR-15 at the very least for those encounters.

Great Starter Guns

The unique skillset, low cost of entry and accessibility means it’s a popular starter rifle. It also means there’s a booming industry supplying the 22 LR specialist hunters with 22 LR suppressors, game calls, knives, tools and other specialist equipment aimed at the backyard hunter.

22 scopes are largely more popular than red dots, as the magnification helps when you’re trying to eye-shot a squirrel, which sounds slightly psychopathic when we see it in print and yet here we are. Game calls, camo clothing, suppressors and more sound nicer than squirrel murder…

But where are the best places for 22 LR rifle parts, accessories and upgrades?

Best Stores for rifles, parts & accessories

Here are our favorites.

  1. Brownells – Precision barrels, trigger kits, spare mags and 22 LR suppressors, lights, lasers and more.
  2. Sportsman’s Guide – Awesome hunting accessories for small, medium and big game hunters. Lights, lasers and accessories too.
  3. Guns.com – Don’t need customer service? Save money with this online marketplace.

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