Re: What's your favorite .22 rifle ??
My all time never-fail, go-to, 22 is still the nylon 66. I bought it new in 1959 at age 16. It has been over my trap line in some of the worst weather and other conditions you can imagine for 7 years. I even ran over it once with my old 53 chev 1/2 ton PU on frozen ground. I now have one for each of my 9 grandkids when they are old enough and I have already given one to my wife and to my Daughter in Law.
I also love my grandpas old model 06 Win which I believe is still one of the most accurate out of the box ever made and right behind is the 62 I picked up at a gun show way back when you could still find a good deal once in a while. $125 and the bluing and wood are still like new.
I have a 1022 with a silencer from AWC in Phx but it was made for me when they were still under Dr Dater in Houston in 78. Believe it or not even with the quiet tube on it, it is one very to extremely accurate gun and it sure works well here in the middle of the 5th largest city in the USA for taking these damned sqeakie squirrels or whatever they are. They are about 1/4 the size but look exactly like a prairie dog. My property is/was full of them until I got out the quiet gun and cleaned them out.
Great thread and very interesting to see what everyone uses and why or how they have come about some of the pea shooters.