Minimal recoil, and relatively low noise make .22 LR an ideal cartridge for recreational shooting, initial rifle training, small-game hunting and even pest control!
The low recoil of the rifle makes it ideal for introductory firearms courses. Novice shooters can be surprised or frightened by the recoil of more powerful guns. Beginners shooting firearms beyond their comfort level frequently develop a habit of flinching in an attempt to counter anticipated recoil. The resulting habit impedes correct posture and follow-through at the most critical phase of the shot and is difficult to correct. With high recoil eliminated, other errors in marksmanship technique are easier to identify and correct.