I am thinking about getting a “fun” .22LR rifle. I’ve considered the S&W AR-22, the Browning BL-22, and the Ruger .22LR Precision Rifle. So far, the precision seems less likely than either the AR or the lever gun, and the lever gun has a slight advantage that wavers every now and then. I know the AR and the Precision rifles are intended to be “training” for larger calibers, but I’m not interested in that aspect. I’m just looking for an hour or two of fun at the range.
There are several brands of both the AR-22s and the lever guns, but I don’t know about any competitors to Ruger’s precision rifle, which is good for maybe 250-to-300 yards max, according to what I’ve read.
Any ideas or suggestions about these three categories, or another that I didn’t think of yet? Thanks in advance.