BEST Semi-Auto .22 Rifle

BEST Semi-Auto .22 Rifle

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What is the best semi-automatic .22 rifle? Wow…great question! .22 semi-autos are particularly interesting and probably one of the most popular firearms on Earth. In this video I’ll present a number of semi-automatic .22s but there will be more to come on another day so stay tuned for that. I have selected what I feel is the best semi-automatic .22 and I will share that with you later in the video. What a big task this is but I believe we are up to it! Make sure you share your thoughts and opinions below and don’t forget to click the “bell” so you are notified of my coming videos. If you like this video please consider supporting the channel using the links below. Remember that Patreon and Discord are waiting to welcome you! Thanks for being here!


  1. Guderian on May 11, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I get lots of enjoyment from my Ruger 10/22

  2. AKTrapper on May 11, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Totally agree, 1022 is by far my all time favorite, I was beginning to wonder where it was in your collection. You saved the best for last.

  3. DRC on May 11, 2023 at 4:12 am

    The Ruger 10-22 is great so long as you buy a new stock, buy an aftermarket barrel, get a new trigger group, and put on aftermarket’s a good rifle then, after spending 2,000$.

  4. Life on May 11, 2023 at 4:12 am

    Weird way to spell cooey

    Nice selection

  5. Ted Arnette on May 11, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Great video and l have the marlin model 39A lever action, rem mod 552, CZ 452, Ruger 10-22, and several others. Keep up your work, love it

  6. Da V on May 11, 2023 at 4:16 am

    All I know is the 10/22 is my go-to and a pure joy to shoot.

  7. Hilton McConnell on May 11, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Mossberg 51 bough in 1952, my fathers, then mine, now my suns, has never jammed, shoots 5 and 10 round one hole targets, have even shot dragon flies with it, with open iron sights. no addons needed, tube fed through the stock. Also I now have a Savage A22 rotary magazine great rifle shoots dime size groups right out of the box and much easer to clean from the breech than the Ruger, ( if it can be done at all on the Ruger,) How many Ruger’s need trigger jobs and barrel replacements from new to shoot good groups . I find it hard to see why one would pick a 1022 Ruger for a no.1 rifle Talking one right form the box before any up grades. I shoot mostly bolt action rifles now just like them better my favorite is my Savage Mark ll TR for scope and Mark II FVT for peep sights. even with these 74 year old eyes can get dime size groups. no mods needed, love the Savage Accutrigger and heavy barrels. I also liked how the Mossberg came apart for cleaning always clean through the breach.

  8. aethertech on May 11, 2023 at 4:19 am

    I’m really interested in seeing all your H&R guns, they tend to be very cool guns compared to the ‘common’ stock guns available.

  9. drdaldds on May 11, 2023 at 4:20 am

    I have a half dozen Ruger 10/22 versions – a number of Remington 66 versions (mostly the – Nylon 66AB) but the best were the Browning .22 short ATD – why so – as a kid I discovered how the .22 short was actually more effective on game than the .22 long rifle – it was all I could afford one day – but to my amazement it was far more effective on squirrels – and my dream gun was the Browning .22 short ATD – as it was the best caliber and it was able to be carried comfortably in one hand – love the 10/22 but it is not nearly as handy as the little Browning – and virtually all of the others have issues with one handed carry – generally the bolt draw lever – or the magazine gets in the way – and the first time I hunted squirrels with one – I shot 18 tree rats – took my limit – went home and cleaned them – went back for another limit – determined to only shoot the ones jumping through the tree tops – still shot my limit in less than an hour – then went out once more and blasted another limit – it was actually far too easy with the little Browning – and we ate squirrels for a week – the gun was quiet and extremely effective. Now that I no longer live in farm land – I use it to drop the coyotes – and it works just as well on them. I have one FN made one – two made by Miroku Japan – and one made by an unknown manufacturer Browning used in Asia – by far the Miroku are the best – and I have two .22 short and one .22 Long Rifle made by Miroku – they really are top notch. Liked the Weatherby version also and had a thing for the Colt Colteer – but neither of them was on the same level as the little Browning and I pedaled them – The Savage I purchased for 15.00 never worked – the Colt was a bad design and was cheaply made – whereas the Weatherby was well made but ungainly – like my 10/22 models (especially the Mannlicher) but by far the best are the ATD Brownings.

  10. W H on May 11, 2023 at 4:20 am

    17:30 — "They just never jam"? — What? Just from those words, you know this guy is not trust worthy. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

  11. Lee Warry on May 11, 2023 at 4:20 am

    I had a Sterling semo auto 22 a great gun shot hundreds of rabbits with it

  12. ranchodeluxe1 on May 11, 2023 at 4:21 am

    Mr. USOG, I just realized that you are like my hollow shell of a President in that whenever Gropin’ Joe says, " this is no joke, folks", you know the next words coming are lies?" How does that relate to me?", says Mr. USOG. Well, when you say, " you probably already know this but", I know I’m about to learn something!
    You have a character trait our Liar-in-Chief lacks, though. It’s called modesty. I don’t have two nickels to rub together, but a guy like you would be perfectly comfortable, and fit right in at our Hillbilly hunting camps.

  13. newrunner91 on May 11, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Ruger 10/22 is a decent firearm but it’s the Toyota Corolla of .22LR rifles. It’s produced in mass numbers and styles but not exceptional in any way. It’s not particularly accurate, it’s not lightweight, it’s not even that economical. Most people I know heavily modify their 10/22’s: upgrade the barrels and triggers, change the furniture, aftermarket parts for last round bold hold open features.

  14. 500asquare on May 11, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Very well executed thank you so much.
    I like the relaxed atmosphere most

  15. Bat Outdahell on May 11, 2023 at 4:25 am

    id love to see a review on a rem pump 222 very rare

  16. William Savage II on May 11, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Just a question: Do you have an
    It has been rated by many as the most accurate 22 magnum ever built. All stainless steel. I have wanted one for years, but each time I find one on the secondary market, it’s far too expensive for my meager budget. Please let me know if you ever did a video on one. Thanks for your show. Very interesting indeed!

  17. VIRGIL HILTS on May 11, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Browning SA22 is the best out of the box semi-auto 22lr

  18. Bill Donnelly on May 11, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Wow what a display! You knocked it out of the park. I had a browning like that once, regret getting rid of it. Great presentation ๐Ÿ‘.

  19. Robert Tisch on May 11, 2023 at 4:34 am

    I had a Rem. 550.wonderful rifle! Also have a Ruger 10-22.A hompson Cen er .22 au o loader! loved his video!

  20. Dennis Horn on May 11, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Remington Speedmaster. The GOAT

  21. dalan wanbdiska on May 11, 2023 at 4:35 am

    Cooey 64 with steel magazine conversion.

  22. David Pestrikoff on May 11, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Weatherby Mark XXII. Has it all over your admittedly fine list of other various semiauto 22 lr arms. A stainless version would be nirvana!

  23. Ray St. on May 11, 2023 at 4:37 am

    I own a savage/ springfield 87D .love it

  24. Ray Foster on May 11, 2023 at 4:41 am

    I was hoping to see a Weatherby XXII , I enjoyed seeing a few Iโ€™d never heard of. Thanks

  25. josh gracin on May 11, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Are resistance band weights accurate?

  26. Charlie Yang on May 11, 2023 at 4:42 am

    Brother what brand name .22 is the best brand?

  27. SHAH on May 11, 2023 at 4:43 am

    I am turned off by the plain wood that Ruger uses. No grace and elegance at all. No attention to the art of rifle making. They make some of the ugliest most reliable guns.

  28. John1911 Gun Blog on May 11, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Amazing collection for sure!

  29. Towboatin Troy on May 11, 2023 at 4:45 am

    I just bought me a 10/22 I love it and great video I’ve never heard of some of these very interesting. I love a 22lr fun to shoot n cheaper to great video!!

  30. Scott McKinney on May 11, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Thank You for the video.I had a savage from early 1970’s that had the gills for the gas to escape and it was a wonderful rifle.

  31. T-Dawg Dawg on May 11, 2023 at 4:50 am

    just curious why the marlin Model 60 did not make the list when the Remington Model 66 and Ruger 10/22 did? I’ve had all 3 and the only one I kept was the Marlin because I thought it was the most accurate and had the best fit and finish.

  32. Yves F on May 11, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Love your videos thank you

  33. Merle Morrison on May 11, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Have you ever seen the Iver Johnson .22LR copy of the M1 carbine?

  34. Will Elliott on May 11, 2023 at 4:53 am

    I still have the 1022 from my childhood. I haven’t shot it in at least 25 years. It is a little beat up and have never been cleaned. I want to hire someone to clean it all up, including the wooden stock, for me to pass down.

  35. Lone Wolf on May 11, 2023 at 4:53 am

    I don’t know how many guns you’ve got. My brother died in 2019 and he’s a collectible since he uses a teenager and he had 175 guns in his collection. Now he is a hoarder

  36. Stanley Felix on May 11, 2023 at 4:55 am

    Wonderful video we just bought a ruger 10/22 with 22 inch barrel for our ten year old grandson, my wife and want to teach him how to handle guns the safe way and enjoy hunting together, so many beautiful rifles on the table

  37. frankyg2384 on May 11, 2023 at 4:55 am

    The Rising 22 is the same gun as the Rising submachine gun but in 22 instead of 9MM.

  38. MrPanchoak on May 11, 2023 at 4:55 am

    A childhood friend had one of the Browning bottom ejecting rifles. I truly loved shooting that little rifle more than any since. It was the nicest shooting squirrel gun I’ve ever taken afield. I don’t have one, but I’d sure snatch one up if I got a chance.
    I love them.

  39. Dudley Rector on May 11, 2023 at 4:56 am

    I grew up with a stevens 87b. I think today they call it an assault weapon.

  40. Jersey Style on May 11, 2023 at 4:57 am

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝgreat stuff, subscribed

  41. Homestead for Hard Times on May 11, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Sir I feel that you are a fellow follower of Christ from your humble attitude. You are loved and appreciated for your work. No profanity is so nice this day and age

  42. Barry Mantei on May 11, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Mike what about the Browning T bolt so many people grew up loving these guns , I have the new version of the T bolt.

  43. ranchodeluxe1 on May 11, 2023 at 4:59 am

    And I agree. 10/22. Mr Ruger is often called the original " Fudd", because of his testimony before Congress regarding magazine capacity limits, but he turned on more people to the shooting sports than any man I can think of with this rifle. So, I give him a pass.

  44. Jonny Weaver on May 11, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Ruger 10 22 is hard to beat

  45. Jesus Saves on May 11, 2023 at 5:01 am

    Nylon 66 and the Ruger 10/22 are classics. A good Henry 22 is an amazing starter if you want a cool lever gun.

  46. Theodore Howe on May 11, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Iโ€™m pleased to see the variety of 22โ€™s that you have to display, Iโ€™m a collector of several different 22 rifles and enjoy them all. The semiautomatic is a very versatile gun that is very comfortable to use for hunting and target shooting. My Browning is the most used for hunting and I use my 50th Anniversary Ruger with a mannlicher stock for target.
    Great video and look forward to seeing more.

  47. Ray St. on May 11, 2023 at 5:03 am

    the model 87a/ d etc. was also called the click clack because of the sound it makes when it ejects a round it can also function like bolt action for shooting 22 shorts . a very accurate rifle.I have owned several different semis and this one is my favorite.

  48. Hawkeye in the house on May 11, 2023 at 5:03 am

    Great video, there were numerous 22lrs that I had NO knowledge of especially from other countries. Interesting designs, neat collection you have. I’ve got a ’61 Browning ATD that unfortunately had a small crack in the stock that I somewhat repaired because someone who had it twisted the stock instead of the frame when taking it apart, BAD IDEA. I had a Remington 550-1 but sold it (got TOO many 22lrs) I’m 70 and trying to cull the herd. I’ve got 2 Ruger 10/22s, one is highly modified by me and set up for ACCURATE carry squirrel rifle the other was already even more highly modified with a HEAVY BULL barrel which is set up for bench work, it was SO CHEAP I couldn’t resist. I was SURPRISED that you didn’t mention the Marlin 60 series, they made a BUNCH close to the 10/22 in numbers. I have a stainless PAPOOSE that’s very nice, recently traded my model 99 M1 with some money for a VERY NICE 4" COLT 3-5-7, I already had a 6" of the same but not that GREAT CONDITION. It has new Colt Python grips and a Python cylinder and crane. It was done correctly and it SHOOTS like a DREAM. They are also known as pre-Pythons, silky smooth action and GREAT TRIGGER. So I couldn’t resist the trade for a REALLY NICE 4" Colt 3-5-7, they ONLY MADE A ABOUT 15,000 TOTAL before stopping production because people had the option to pay a little more and get the Python. Unfortunately the Python is a GORGEOUS PISTOL compared to a Colt Trooper with the same hand fitting and tuning. The PRICE of older Colt PYTHONS Is OUTRAGEOUS and no way can I spend that kind of money on one but I wanted to have something VERY CLOSE to one. With those 2 Colt 3-5-7s I’m VERY PLEASED because their values are going UP AS WELL because more and more people are finding that OUT NOW. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  49. John Sonny Cortez Alden on May 11, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Iโ€™m still in total appreciation of my Ruger 10-22 in stainless steel.

  50. Scott Hanson on May 11, 2023 at 5:07 am

    the marlin 60 is my favorite nice lines, great hold, accuracy, tube feed, easy to clean, light weight, good open sights, triggers are good, been around 60 years. even had a 5 year warranty like the push button safety type.

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