The .22 caliber rifle is scoffed at by many gun enthusiasts as being too weak. The .22 caliber just doesn’t have the hit power that a 30.06 round has or even a 5.56 mm. Most people believe that you cannot hunt with the .22 caliber round, or that you cannot even use it for target practice because it lacks the recoil that heavier rounds have.
However, do not be fooled into thinking like the amateur gun enthusiast’s brain. The .22 caliber rifle is a most formidable rifle in the hands of a marksman. Not only can the .22 take down a rabbit, but in the right hands, with the right skill the .22 caliber can and will take down a deer. It is now to be trifled with and can be very deadly with the right sort of knowledge and skill..
Like any other rifle, there are hundreds of .22 caliber rifles. There are AR .22s there are Henry .22s just about any type of gun you can think about. The best one to come about did so in 1964 from the Ruger Firearms corporation, the Ruger 10/22 rifle.
The Ruger 10/22 is a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle. Comparatively, it is a shorter rifle than most being 37 inches in overall length. It is a very comfortable rifle to shoot with very little recoil. It typically comes with a wood stock, an 18-inch barrel, and a 5, 10, or 30 round detachable magazine.
The Ruger 10/22 comes in 5 different variations, The Ruger 10/22 Charger pistol (a pistol version that is great to carry for squirrel hunting), the AWC Ultra II (an internally suppressed model), the SR-10/22 (a version that mimics the SR-25, AR platform sniper rifle), the VLEH Target Tactical Rifle (a supped up 10/22 for varmint hunting), and the 10/22 Take Down rifle (the most unique of all the rifles. It has the ability to break in half).
The Ruger 10/22 Break Down is important especially for our purpose as preparing for survival because it is light, compact, and easily transportable. The 10/22 Break Down is a great rifle to carry with you if you are going on a fishing trip.
The Ruger 10/22 is a wonderful rifle to own. It is cheap: around 200 to 250 USD, the ammo is very cheap: 500 rounds for about 20$, and it will help you maintain your accuracy. It is truly a wonderful rifle to own.