Don't let anyone tell you that the little .22 rimfire won't shoot. Here's what a good rifle will do under ideal conditions - ten shots into just over an inch at 100 yards.
The .22 is a joy. It is quiet, has no recoil, and all you have to do to clean it is to pull an oiled patch through the bore!
It is a rifle that is inexpensive to shoot, and nearly impossible to wear out - barrel life is measured in the 100,000s of shots.