Every hunter needs a good rimfire rifle. They are excellent for inexpensive training and hunting, but which cartridges and loads are best?
Until 1960, when Winchester introduced the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, the question had three simple answers. .22 Short, Long, or Long Rifle were a hunter’s main choices on the market. The .22 magnum changed the way hunters looked at rimfires. Before it arrived, people viewed these diminutive rounds as fit for either target practice or game no larger than rabbit.
In 2002 rimfire stepped into a new universe when…