After cleaning the rifle and returning the screw to its original position, stoppages were minimal. During a weekend excursion, a Rifleman staff member and his family fired in excess of 450 rounds with standard, high-velocity and hyper-velocity ammunition with only two stoppages. Subsequent accuracy tests totaled 150 rounds with no stoppages.
The Colt .22 Tactical Rimfire is a good rifle for the young shooter interested in getting involved with tactical-style firearms, as well as the older, cost-conscious plinker, and anyone else who just likes shooting rapid-fire .22s. It's fun to shoot, and as one of the young men who went on the weekend excursion attested, "This is the most awesome thing I've ever done!"
Manufacturer: Carl Walther Germany; Carl-walther.de
Importer: Umarex USA Inc.; (479) 646-4210; Colt22rimfire.com
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Semi-automatic, rimfire rifle
Rifling: Six-groove, 1:133⁄4" RH twist
Magazine: 30-round detachable box
Sights: Detachable carry handle iron sights, picatinny rail for attachments
Trigger: Single-stage, 6 lbs., 9 ozs.
Stock: Length of pull, 137⁄8" (extended); drop at heel, 1½"; drop at comb, 1½"
Overall Length: 31"-34"
Weight: 6 lbs.
Accessories: Wrench, Allen wrenches, owner's manual
Suggested Retail Price: $599