What Is a .22 Caliber Pump-Action Rifle?


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A .22 caliber pump-action rifle fires .22 caliber ammunition and uses a pump handle for ejecting spent shells and chambering rounds. Some examples include the Winchester 1890, the FN Browning Trombone and the Remington Fieldmaster.

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The most popular rounds in the world today, .22 caliber shells are relatively small and quiet and create little recoil. They are used primarily for target shooting, hunting and rifle practice. Pump-action rifles, though not as common as bolt-action or lever-action weapons, do offer several advantages. They cycle rounds quickly and make it easier for the gun to eject smaller, lighter rounds such as .22 shells.

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