Typically, .22 rifles are low cost, have low recoil and make relatively little noise when firing. The low price of .22 ammunition makes this rifle a great choice for target practice, pest control and hunting small game. Magazines typically hold five to 25 rounds.
These rifles can be found in most sporting goods stores for between $150 to $300, as of 2016. Rifles generally have plastic or wooden stocks and metal barrels. Aiming sights can be iron, or the barrel can have mounting screws for a scope. The rifle's stock and barrel can come in many different colors and styles. Metal barrelling can be blued, stainless, steel or gunmetal.