.22 rifle

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A rifle popular due to its relatively low cost, minimal recoil, and low noise level. The .22 refers to the caliber, or internal diameter, of the barrel of the rifle, as well as the diameter of the cartridge, or projectile, fired by the rifle. In this case, the .22 rifle fires a cartridge that is twenty-two millimeters in diameter.

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"Vintage NRA rifle wall chart with firing positions for a .22 rifle" by Mike is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.

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