Precision rimfire popularity continues to grow in Canada with competitions like the Canada’s Gun Store X/22 Challenge Series and the Canadian Rimfire Precision Series (CRPS). Whether you’re competing or just hitting the range for fun, there are a lot of PRS-style rifles to choose from. So which one is the best for you?

Well, that’s where Womfat comes in. Womfat (aka Matt) is a Canadian firearms content creator and an avid PRS enthusiast. He regularly competes in the Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series (ORPS) and is one of the panellists on the Rimfire Nation podcast (well worth checking out).

The Rifles

In his video Ranking Popular Rifles for PRS-Style Rimfire Competitions (2021), Matt ranks the most common PRS style rifles on the market —  from standard production to open class. He covers a TON of rifles, including:

  • Savage B22
  • Savage MK II
  • Savage A22
  • Ruger 10/22
  • Marlin 795
  • Tikka T1x
  • Bergara BMR
  • CZ 457 Synthetic
  • Anschutz
  • Bergara B14r
  • CZ 457 LRP
  • Kidd 10/22
  • Ruger 10/22 Competition
  • Ruger American Long Range Target
  • Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle (RPRR)
  • Savage Precision B22 & A22
  • Tikka T1x UPR
  • Ultimatum Deuce
  • Zermatt RimX
  • Vudoo V22/360

Ranking Criteria

By what criteria are the rifles ranked? By dollar value, reliability, after-market support, access to parts, quality, craftsmanship, and our personal favourite: Matt’s own bias and experience. You may not agree with everything he has to say, but he covers a lot of great points and information.

The Results

So how do the rifles rank? No spoilers here. You’ll just have to watch Matt’s video to find out! 

Be sure to leave Matt a comment and let him know what you think. You can check out more on his YouTube Channel. And above all, remember that it’s all just good fun.

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