New Rimfire Guns for 2023

New guns that give you all the fun of the shooting sports, without spending a lot of money.

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posted on May 10, 2023
New Rimfire Guns for 2023

Rimfire cartridges like 22LR and 22 WWMR have long been the "go to" round for people who want to have a fun day at the range and not spend a lot of money. These cartridges, however, are also excellent for small game, rodent control, target practice and getting new shooters up to speed without worrying about excessive amounts of recoil and noise. Here's what new in rimfire guns for 2023.


Beretta | 21A Bobcat

Beretta | 21A Bobcat
The legendary tip-up barrel Bobcat is back with new finishes available in Kale Slushy, Silver-Black Gorilla and Ghostbuster, along with a threaded barrel for adding a suppressor. Perfect for those with reduced hand strength, adding a round to the chamber is simple, as is cleaning the barrel.

▶Low-profile sights
▶1/2x28 threaded barrel
▶Recessed magazine release
▶Frame-mounted safety

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 2.9 inches
Overall Length: 5.4 inches
Weight: 14.5 ounces
MSRP: $649
(301) 283-2191 beretta.com


Bond Arms | Stinger RS 22LR

Bond Arms | Stinger RS 22LR
Functional, ultra-concealable, reliable and durable, this derringer is easy to shoot thanks to minimal recoil generated by its .22 LR chambering and its stainless steel construction. A “rough and tumble” finish adds to its appeal.

▶Rebounding hammer
▶Slim, nylon grips
▶Crossbolt safety
▶Retracting firing pins

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 2 rounds
Barrel Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 5 inches
Weight: 16 ounces
MSRP: $269
(817) 573-4445 bondarms.com


Chiappa | Little Badger TDX

Chiappa | Little Badger TDX
A great solution if you need a super-light and compact rifle when you’re away from home or for a plinking rifle so you can introduce a newbie to the shooting sports. There are also options for .22 WMR and .17 HMR versions as well as a variety of color choices available.

▶Takedown action
▶Picatinny rail behind trigger guard
▶Threaded barrel
▶Shell holder and quad-rail fore-end

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 1 round
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 31 inches
Weight: 2 pounds, 14 ounces
MSRP: $280
(937) 835-5000 chiappafirearms.com


Diamondback | Sidekick Birdshead

Diamondback | Sidekick Birdshead
Available with both .22 LR and .22 Mag. cylinders, the Sidekick Birdshead might look like a traditional single-action pistol, but is actually DA/SA with a swing-out cylinder for faster reloading.

▶Nine-round capacity
▶.22 LR and .22 Mag. cylinders included
▶Birdshead grip frame
▶Fixed sights

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR/.22 Mag.
Cylinder Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 7.8 inches
Weight: 24.5 ounces
MSRP: $327
(321) 305-5995 diamondbackfirearms.com


Franklin Armory | F17L

Franklin Armory | F17L
Rather than rest on its laurels, Franklin Armory upgraded its world’s-first gas-piston rimfire rifle. The latest version features a newly designed Osprey Defense low-profile gas-piston system that automatically adjusts for suppressed or unsuppressed use.

▶Integrated fore-end barrier stop
▶Low-profile gas block
▶B5 Bravo-C stock
▶Aura muzzle brake

Specifications
Caliber: .17 WSM
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 41.5 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $1,829
(775) 783-4313 franklinarmory.com


RIA | TM22 Feather

RIA | TM22 Feather
Designed to resemble “America’s Rifle” at a glance, the TM22 combines many of the iconic rifle’s features in a lightweight, rimfire version that will provide hours of fun for both young and old.

▶Removable carry handle
▶A-frame front sight
▶M4 hand guards
▶Buttstock adjustable for comb height and LOP

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 33 to 36.5 inches
Weight: 4 pounds, 4 ounces
MSRP: $249
(775) 537-1444 armscor.com


Savage | A22 Takedown

Savage | A22 Takedown
Possessing simple takedown for easy stowage, this rimfire rifle will quickly become your go-to backpack rifle whether camping, hiking, boating, hitting the range or engaging in any outdoor activity.

▶Spare-magazine compartment in cheek riser
▶Low-profile irons
▶Picatinny rail
▶User-adjustable AccuTrigger

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 37 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 2 ounces
MSRP: $479
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


Standard Manufacturing | Jackal

Standard Manufacturing | Jackal
Not every new gun has to be super tactical; sometimes, it’s great just to have a fun range rimfire. With a 50-round drum magazine available, the Jackal is built to tackle the toughest of plinking chores.

▶Optics rail
▶Top-mounted charging handle
▶Hand stop
▶Finger grooves

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 16.5 inches
Weight: 40 ounces
MSRP: $550
(860) 225-6581 stdgun.com


Winchester | Wildcat Xpert Suppressor Ready

Winchester | Wildcat Xpert Suppressor Ready
In addition to its 1/2x28 tpi-threaded muzzle that is ready to accept a sound suppressor, this handy rimfire boasts an MOA trigger with a three-lever design with zero creep, zero take-up and zero overtravel.

▶Button-rifled barrel
▶Recessed target crown
▶Ambidextrous magazine release
▶Picatinny railed forearm

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 34.8 inches
Weight: 4 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $349
(800) 333-3288 winchesterguns.com

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