Here they are—some of the most exhilarating rimfire long guns on the planet. These marvelous arms recreate the look, the ergonomics and much of the excitement, of shooting the military arms they honor, but with the reduced unit and ammunition costs of shooting rimfire calibers.

There may be nothing quite like the real thing, but there’s a lot to be said for these recreations.

They’re fun, they’re affordable, they generally offer the same ergonomics and require the same procedures for loading and clearing malfunctions.

Some might argue that that relegates them, to a degree, to training purposes; others might just find it a neat way of capturing the user experience.

Whatever your perspective on their application to training, they help you put a lot of lead downrange in short order, and do so with a kind of flair that’s hard to beat!

The original story was published in the 2015 Complete Book of Rimfires. To subscribe, please visit

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