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The .22 LR has minimal recoil and relatively low noise. This makes the .22 long rifle an ideal cartridge for recreational shooting (plinking), initial firearms training, small-game hunting and pest control. It is also very good for youth shooting, as it is a very small round. The ammo is boxed from 50 rounds to 5,000 rounds, and has a very low cost per bullet. A common use of this round is inexpensive small game hunting, such as squirrels, rabbits, and opossom.