10 Best Bolt Action 22 Rifle For Target Shooting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Bolt Action 22 Rifle For Target Shooting in 2022


Action Target Rimfire Dueling Tree

Action Target Rimfire Dueling Tree
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • All the fun and excitement of a full size PT Dueling Tree but with ammo that costs only a fraction of the price!
  • Just like our full size PT Dueling Tree, the Rimfire Dueling Tree has six steel plates that swing from side to side when hit, allowing you to compete against friends all day and not go down range once to reset the target. And since it’s specifically designed for .22 rimfire ammunition*, you can burn through hundreds of rounds without worrying about burning through hundreds of dollars.
  • The Rimfire Dueling Tree consists of a forward leaning center stand which allows gravity to do the work as the six reactive paddles made of 1/4" AR500 armor steel swing from one side to the other when shot. Because the target is gravity reset and doesn’t rely on springs or mechanisms, the Rimfire Dueling Tree gives you reliable results and a fun experience every time.
  • Specifications: - Weight: 35 lbs. - Dimensions: 40” H x 14” W - Base: 3’ x 2’ - Paddles: 4” diameter - Steel grade: 1/4" AR500 armor steel - Rimfire shooting distance: 10+ yards

CVLIFE 6-9 Inches Tactical Rifle Bipod Adjustable Spring Return with Adapter

CVLIFE 6-9 Inches Tactical Rifle Bipod Adjustable Spring Return with Adapter
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • With return springs and leg release button, the leg length can be adjusted from 6 inches (152mm)to 9 inches(225mm).
  • Made of hardened steel and aluminum, non-rust black anodized finish, the rifle bipod is duty and light weight.
  • Adjustable leg length: 5 settings for different length, the bipod is ready to meet your needs.
  • Quickly attach to or detach from the rifle using existing swivel stud.
  • Foldable arms with spring tension control. Come with the mount adapter.

DPMS Full Auto SBR CO2-Powered BB Air Rifle with Dual Action Capability, Black DSBR

DPMS Full Auto SBR CO2-Powered  BB Air Rifle with Dual Action Capability, Black DSBR
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Full size, real feel, dual action - Durable synthetic design and up to 1400 rounds per minute
  • Fueled by (2) 12-gram co2 cartridges - delivers speeds up to 430 fps (co2 cartridges not included)
  • Adjustable stock - 6 adjustable positions make the rifle easy to handle and shoulder
  • 25-round drop out magazine - compatible with traditional 4.5 millimeter steel bbs (bbs not included)
  • Removable pop-up sight and adjustable rear sight - to stay on target
  • Ideal for target practice - Realistic weight, blowback action and functions, great for skill development, training and fun

Set of 5 Titan AR500 Steel Pistol Shooting Targets 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" x 3/8" Thick

Set of 5 Titan AR500 Steel Pistol Shooting Targets 3
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Great low cost way to get into steel targets! Loud "GONG!" sounds provides positive feedback when a target is hit.
  • Lasts for years | AR500 steel deflects rounds and resists pitting. Rated for all handguns except magnum cartridges.
  • Set includes a single 10", 8", 6", 4", and 3" diameter round steel target. 1/2" Mounting hole spacing: 10": 5.5" | 8": 4.3" | 6": 3.1" | 4": 3.3" | 3": 2.75"
  • Weight: 20 lb Diameters: 10", 8", 6", 4", 3" Steel: AR500 steel
  • Mounting hole diameter: 1/2" Material Thickness: 3/8" (10mm)

Birchwood Casey USA World of Targets .22 Rimfire Dueling Tree Stand Yellow

Birchwood Casey USA World of Targets .22 Rimfire Dueling Tree Stand Yellow
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Nils master hal35-gray gear will/gr/why/perch
  • Targets .22 rimfire yellow Dueling
  • Model: 47421 # 47421
  • Country of Origin:United States

Raptor Whisper Air Rifle .22 Cal

Raptor Whisper Air Rifle .22 Cal
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • .22 Cal pellet single cocking break barrel, 975 fps with PBA Platinum. Weight: 7.50 pounds
  • The IGT (Inert Gas Technology) is a gas piston that replaces the spring delivering more terminal velocity (975 fps), less vibration, more consistent power and a constant and smooth cocking effort.
  • This air rifle also features the well known WHISPER noise reduction technology patented by Gamo. The SAT (Smooth Action Trigger) has a smooth action pull, it maximizes the pinpoint accuracy and has a clean, creep and crisp feel.
  • 4 x 32 Shockproof Scope. It has a synthetic ambidextrous all-weather stock. The SWA (Shock Wave Absorber) is a recoil pad with rubber inserts designd to absorb the recoil. Lightweight design.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY. Made In Spain. Manufacturer item# 611006795554

CVLIFE Carbon Fiber Bipod with Picatinny Rail Adapter 6-9 Inches Rifle Bipod

CVLIFE Carbon Fiber Bipod with Picatinny Rail Adapter 6-9 Inches Rifle Bipod
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Combined with double 100% real Carbon fiber rods of each legs,weight(8.8oz) of this bipod is lighter than metal aluminum, but strength is higher than steel.
  • With return springs and leg release button, the leg length can be adjusted from 6 inches (152mm)to 9 inches(225mm).
  • High &low temperature resistance,corrosion&fatigue resistance-Carbon fiber bipod can be used to any environment, it can hold the rifle more stably and shoot more accurately.
  • The surface of this carbon fiber bipod is more slippery, the pattern looks more stylish. From different perspective,the surface will reflect various pattern,which makes your bipod distinguish from others.It feels better and experiences better, brings you unprecedented ease.
  • Adjustable leg length: 5 settings for different length, the bipod is ready to meet your needs.Come with the mount adapter and wrench, you can install the bipod to your rifle conveniently.

CVLIFE 4x32 Tactical Rifle Scope Red & Green &Blue Illuminated Reticle Scope with Fiber Optic Sight

CVLIFE 4x32 Tactical Rifle Scope Red & Green &Blue Illuminated Reticle Scope with Fiber Optic Sight
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Magnification power: 4x ,Objective lens: 32mm, Field of view(feet/100 yards): 36.6, Length(inches): 5.5
  • High performance optical scope with fiber optic sight for quick and accurate acquisition
  • Crisp image for accurate shooting. With the green multi-layer coated lenses, the tactical compact scope can shoot target fast and precisely with high light transmission and resolution
  • Glass etched reticle with tri-illuminations (green/red/ blue), 3 levels of brightness setting for each color allow shooters to find the perfect brightness needed for lighting and weather different conditions
  • Shock proof, recoil, fog resistance (nitrogen filled); high quality aluminum alloy in durable black matte finish

Crosman CLGY1000KT Legacy 1000 Single Shot Variable Pump .177-Caliber And BB Air Rifle With 4 x 15 mm Scope, Black

Crosman CLGY1000KT Legacy 1000 Single Shot Variable Pump .177-Caliber And BB Air Rifle With 4 x 15 mm Scope, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Velocity:  up to 1000 FPS (alloy pellets)/up to 800 FPS BBs
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • All weather synthetic stock and forearm
  • Fiber optic front sight
  • Safety glasses, 4x15mm scope

Pinty 2.5-10x40 Red Green Illuminated Mil-dot Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Combo - Green Lens Color

Pinty 2.5-10x40 Red Green Illuminated Mil-dot Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Combo - Green Lens Color
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • FIELD OF VIEW: Magnification 2.5-10X with 40mm objective, field Of View: 100 yards of 32.5' @ 2.5x - 8.9' @10x, laser range up to 100 yards.
  • MULTI-COATED GREEN OBJECTIVE LENS, boast higher light transmittance for better clarity performance compared to blue objective lens.
  • RED AND GREEN ILLUMINATED RETICLE, 5 brightness levels for all environments.
  • A QUALITY COMPLET SET OF LASER SCOPE, Solid aluminum alloy construction, quick and secure attachment to all Picatinny or Weaver rails.
  • WATERPROOF, FOG PROOF PERFORMANCE, Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for waterproof, fog proof performance.

Gun Review: The Ruger 10/22 Rifle

The first choice among many shooters for an affordable and reliable .22 caliber rifle is the Ruger model 10/22.

It is a semi-automatic rifle that usually comes with a standard 10 round magazine. Prices can range from the low hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the configuration. The lowest price stock model is good enough for most people's needs. If one wants to do competitive shooting or to just have a tricked out rifle they can attach match grade barrels, receivers, triggers, and an almost endless supply of accessories.

The factory stats for the standard model are as follows:

Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 10 Rounds
Finish: Blued
Stock: Hardwood
Barrel Length: 18 1/2"
Groove: 6
Twist: 1:16" RH
Overall Length: 37"
Weight: 5 1/4 lbs
Front Sight(s): Blade
Rear Sight(s): Adjustable
Other Features: Cross Bolt Safety
Suggested Retail Price: $ 250.00

The basic edition is a carbine which is fun to use for plinking and target practice. It can be scoped and used for small game/varmint hunting. Accuracy of the rifle depends on the shooter and the particular loadings. Standard high velocity or match grade rounds tend to have the best accuracy. Hyper velocity rounds using low weight bullets such as the Stinger made by CCI can be somewhat erratic but can do the job. Velocitor rounds performed quite well and keep their power down range.

The iron sights are standard adjustable with some of the newer models coming out with fiber optic sights. The stock on the tested model is made of walnut and the steel is blued. Ruger does make synthetic models witch can be attached with a rubberized synthetic stock to make the rifle more weather proof. These models will command a higher price tag though.

Disassembly is pretty simple, one only having to remove a screw on the bottom of the stock and to pull a latch around the trigger. Doing a full field strip however can be tricky if one is not familiar with this rifle. It took me some time reassembling the receiver and there are small parts which can spring out on you. Yet, with practice the takedown and reassembly of this rifle can be done more efficiently.

Ruger does make a .22 magnum model 10/22 which according to Ruger "incorporates a rugged steel receiver with integral scope mounts and free Ruger medium height scope rings." They also note that "the .22 Magnum model holds nine rounds and features an 18 1/2" barrel." I have not fired the .22 Mag model so I cannot really comment on it. One thing to note though is that .22 Mag rounds can be considerably more expensive than .22 long rifle rounds. However, if you are looking for more power the magnum may suit your needs.

Some of the accessories you may be interested in are the high capacity magazines which may be legal in your state and the bull pup or folding stocks. I believe that the federal Clinton gun ban ended a few years ago and some of these features may now be legal to use. Check with your state and federal laws to make sure though.

Ruger rifles are well made and affordable. I have never had serious issues with any of the Ruger firearms I have used. Shop around for the best prices on a model 10/22 because prices can fluctuate even on the same model depending on the dealer. If your local Wal-Mart still sells firearms that may be a place to find the lowest cost 10/22. That is where I bought mine. Also check with your local gun shop as they may have a used one for even cheaper. I don't think you could go wrong with a 10/22. Try one out at the range and see if it is the right rifle for you.