Having sold my sako quad and having a clear slot for a .22/mod I started looking around for another .22lr.
A .22 was my first 'proper' rifle and accounted for many a living thing as well as lots of holes in lots of paper.
However, now Ive come to think about it, just how suitable is the .22lr for purpose?
I'm sure I'm not the only one thats heard the dreaded 'perchrinnnnngggggshiiiirrrttttt' of a ricochet and wondered were the hell is that off to, even with a safe backstop.
So, given the inherent dangers of a (relatively) heavy round at (relatively) slow speed why is the .22 the go to starter round?