The .22 is the most popular caliber in the world for a reason. Whether at the range or in the field it gets the job done! Now shooters can harness the full potential of this ubiquitous caliber in the Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire, Second Edition. This useful and informative reference covers all the bases when it comes to rimfire ammunition, ballistics and firearms. No true .22 fan’s library is complete without this resource.
Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire, Second Edition thrills shooters and collectors alike with comprehensive coverage of new and vintage firearms. It uncovers technical secrets to the caliber, such as how headspace, rim thickness and other factors affect performance. And it covers all the accessories and gear needed to enhance a rimfire for a day of target shooting, hunting or plinking around.
Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire, Second Edition is also the most authoritative ballistic reference for rimfires available, giving shooters a handle on exactly how rimfire rounds perform. Author James E. House gives an in-depth look at the various ammunition available today, and grounds readers in the fundamentals of .22-cartridge functionality. Readers described the first edition of this book as “the best introduction available” to rimfire ballistics.
House also gives a far-reaching look at all the new and old models of rimfire firearms available in the 304 pages of the book. Given how quickly new models are introduced and old ones retired, Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire, Second Edition educates shooters on the rimfire marketplace, giving them the knowledge to make an informed purchase — whether pistol or rifle. The book isn’t just a top-notch reference, it’s also a crack-shot buyer’s guide.
Whether you are a casual plinker or a hardcore .22 enthusiast, you are certain to understand and enjoy the world’s favorite caliber even more with Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire, Second Edition.
The new edition is comprehensively revised and includes new sections on:
- Hands-on test of the .17 WSM and other contemporary rimfire cartridges
- Evaluations of new rimfire rifles, including — Ruger American series, Savage B-Mag, Ruger 10/22 Takedown, CZ 455 and more
- Expert advice to enhance the performance of rimfire firearms
Chapter 1: Development of Rimfire Ammunition
Chapter 2: Safe Shooting
Chapter 3: The Rimfire Rifles
Chapter 4: The Rimfire Handguns
Chapter 5: Sights and Sighting
Chapter 6: Rimfire Ammunition In Non-Magnum Calibers
Chapter 7: Magnum Rimfire Ammunition
Chapter 8: Internal Ballistics for Beginners
Chapter 9: External Ballistics for Beginners
Chapter 10: Rimfires As Hunting Tools
Chapter 11: Rimfire Maintenance
Chapter 12: Choose a Rimfire for Tough Times
Chapter 13: Accessories, Accuracy, and Competition
Chapter 14: Survey of Some Current Rimfire Rifles
Chapter 15: Review of Some Current Magnum Rimfires
Chapter 16: Shooting Vintage and Discontinued Rimfire Rifles
Chapter 17: Evaluation of Current Rimfire Handguns
Chapter 18: Shooting Some Vintage Rimfire Handguns
Appendix A: Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix B: Sources for the Rimfire Shopper
Appendix C: Sources for Hunting Information
About the Author
Author James E. House has been shooting rimfires for approximately 70 years. He has written more than 350 articles on shooting sports appearing in numerous outdoors and firearms publications, and numerous books, including the first edition of Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire and two editions of Customize the Ruger 10/22.