A good sporting rifle can go a long way in the hands of a trained shooter. It can be used to help give you the best hunting performance, offer a great target-shooting option, keep your family safe from harm, and even help to ensure you have a last line of defense against tyranny. Of course, even the best sporting rifle won’t do you much good if you are not well-trained in handling it and ready to deploy in a moment’s notice. For those shooters on a budget, this proposition might sound absolutely terrifying.
Fortunately, even those on a budget can to afford shooting when they work with a small caliber like the .22 LR. Before you go whip out that old target rifle, which won’t give you the look or feel you need for proper training, you might want to consider a new model you can keep around to get the job done right. Of the models out there, this Ruger SR-22 makes a perfect training companion, helping to ensure you get the proper size and weight to emulate shooting the real thing.
Using an SR-22 Rifle
The first secret to the Ruger SR-22 is in the action. Using the legendary 10/22 action in this gun, shooters are provided with a consistent, reliable performance. It also uses standard 10-round 10/22 magazines, which use a rotary design to separate cartridges and provide the best in performance. Of course, the precision-rifled cold hammer-forged barrel plays its role in the equation as well, offering superior accuracy with every shot. The barrel is even topped off with a Ruger Flash Hinder, which keeps the muzzle profile low and makes training that much better.
It utilizes AR-style ergonomics, including a Hogue Monogrip and six-position telescoping buttstock over a mil-spec buffer tube. With Ruger Rapid Deploy Sights installed, you can keep both the front and rear sights flush until you are ready to actually lock on a target and shoot. This is especially helpful if you use the picatinny rail to attach other optics, such as a scope. To ensure stability, the rifle is finished off with a barrel support block in the handguard.
Ruger SR-22 Technical Specs
Chambered in .22LR, this model was intended to offer similar dimensions as to your standard sporting rifle. It uses a standard 16.12” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:16 right hand twist. Overall, the rifle measures 2” wide, 7” tall, and 34.38” long. With a weight of 6.5 pounds, it seems to accomplish its goal nicely, giving you a size and weight that should help make training that much more affordable.
The Perfect Companion for Your Sporting Rifle
Training with your standard sporting rifle can get expensive really fast, but since this model comes chambered in the less expensive .22 LR ammo, you can easily spend all of the time you need practicing without worrying about that high cost. Remember, this rifle is meant to give you very similar dimensions to your standard AR-style rifle, which means that you can get an equivalent look and feel as you train. This way, you get the most reliable experience without having to break the bank every time you want to run some shooting drills.
In addition to this, Omaha Outdoors makes it easy to order your new Ruger SR-22. Our customer service staff is dedicated to answering any of the questions you might have, so feel free to pick up the phone and call us directly. Or, just place your order below. Regardless, we promise to give you the benefit of some of the quickest shipping in the industry today, ensuring you get what you need quickly.