Not that I've experienced. The only time I appreciated a heavy barrel in 22LR is when I was shooting off-hand comps at 100M. I have too many BRNO and CZ 22's with light barrels that will put all the rounds through about the same hole to think it matters on the basis of pure accuracy. In fact, the only Varmint 22 CZ I had, a 453, I gave to a friend's daughter. I don't miss it.~MuirHello to all was wondering do people think having a varmint or standard barrel makes a difference to a 22lr
A few years back one of the site members was visiting and we walked a prairiedog town shooting rodents off hand with .22's from 50 to 125 yards. It separates the men from the boys.~MuirMy friends have the varmint version and I use a 16" sporter which I prefer. For some reason I shoot better offhand with this rifle.
Recently got an unfortunate crow at 120yds offhand with subs.
Oh, for the good old days when was first out of college, and the operators at the city dump would let me come with my Marlin 99 and its 6x20 Weaver, and my Anschutz 1413, and shoot across the hole for the rats on the other side, 35 to 100 yards. Shooting the rats on the move at long range, and watching them through the scope at impact and then rolling down the hill, was such good feedback, and practice for calling the shot and follow through.A few years back one of the site members was visiting and we walked a prairiedog town shooting rodents off hand with .22's from 50 to 125 yards. It separates the men from the boys.~Muir