There is no substitute for a good bolt action rimfire, whether .22WMR, .17HMR, or .22lr. .22lr is really cheap to shoot, and if you are smart when buying, .22WMR and .17HMR are not bad. I just had 5 boxes of .22mag and .17HMR delivered to my house. .23 a round, delivered, 11.53 a box. Cheaper then buying local at 16.99+ a box.
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