A good varmint rifle needs to deliver excellent accuracy and be configured so the shooter can see his hits (or misses). The Prairie Runner excels at both.
Chambered in .22/250, the Prairie Runner was one of our favorite guns to shoot at the 2016 Gun Test. Its best 5-shot group measured .521 inch with a Federal 40-grain hollowpoint, but it shot numerous bullet weights very well, which is a testament to the quality of MRC’s barrels. The lovely 2-pound 1-ounce trigger helped here, too. Overall, we were smitten with this rifle’s looks and performance and would happily take it afield.
To find more of the guns we tested at this year’s Gun and Optics Test, click here.