The little workhorse of shooting. Everyone I’ve known has either started off with a .22 rifle or a 20 gauge shotgun as a kid. I’d guess it depends on which part of the country you grew up in, and what you expected to hunt.
- It’s a great small game round,
- It’s a great plinking round, because it’s so cheap.
- It’s a nice round to learn on, because it doesn’t have any kick.