Yes the expectations really needs to be realistic. There is nothing cheap about "precision" rimfires. I guess what some may call precision can vary though. No matter what, Rimfires are hella fun to shoot. I shoot somewhere near 10k a year.
Agree. My expectations for a .22 lr, at least right now is a cheap(ish) ammo plinker. I do appreciate and sort of want the challenge of shooting for more precision with a .22 lr rifle, but not looking to chase uber precision. I've been warned many times that the precision rimfires are not cheap. The more I think about it, I may eventually get there, but just hoping for a "decent precision" rimfire.
Yup, satisfactory precision is relative. For me, it does change as I get more experience as well. At least for my ventures in centerfire. Actually, it waxes and wanes. Where I think I'm going good and ready for "next level", then next time I'm like "damn, my shooting is crap". It's also tied to my relative inexperience in reloading, but overall I do see it as a challenge to improve. Which is also why I am also hesitant to start down the precision rimfire path, as once I start getting fully engaged, I am prone to going to the extreme. Which I am trying to avoid. Haha
The "hella fun to shoot" is true no matter for me. I don't think I even have 10k ammo on hand. haha
Little different discussion, but what are your thoughts on uber clear glass for rimfire? I've seen some folks with some damn nice glass on their rimfire. While not a glass snob, I consider myself more of one who appreciates nice glass and am prone to spending more on it.