Guns and Ammo Names Buck Mark and BL-22 Among 10 Best.

Review of Guns & Ammo Article -- It’s no secret. America simply loves shooting rimfires. Periodic. 22 ammo scarcity aside, we usually burn several billion rounds of the diminutive fodder every year, using it for everything from tin cans to small game to varmints to targets to defensive training. 

Joseph von Benedikt of Guns and Ammo recently named his 10 top choices for the best rimfire firearms on the market today, and it’s no surprise that Browning has two guns in this select group. 

The always popular Browning Buck Mark pistol drew exceptionally high praise from von Benedikt. “Only a few .22 rimfire semi-auto pistols stand above the tendency to be unreliable and inaccurate, and the Browning Buck Mark is one,” he stated. “Add the fact that it’s one of the most ergonomic designs ever, and you’ve got a recipe for greatness. A lifelong hunting and shooting pal of mine has one that he’s put over 30,000 rounds through, and it’s still going strong. If you desire a semi-auto .22 handgun, the Buck Mark should be very, very high on your list.”

On the long-gun side of the ledger, von Benedikt picked the Browning BL-22 Micro Midas as the best of the best. “I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I think the Browning BL-22 Micro Midas is the best of the best when it comes to youth rifles for a fairly adept young’un,” he said. “It will fit well and function well, and offers plenty of firepower without encouraging the wasteful shooting so often prompted by semi-autos. The short 33-degree lever throw is easy for kids to function, and at 4 pounds, 12 ounces, it’s light enough for them to carry and hold steady. Besides, they’re just cool—your kid may imagine the Diet Pepsi cans he’s perforating are aliens or zombies, but he’ll envision himself as John Wayne as he works the lever. That can’t be bad.”

If you are looking for a great value in a quality rimfire rifle or pistol, take a look at these two beauties. It will be a fun gun you and your family will enjoy together for years to come.


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