It’s our group test of rimfire rounds, with a little help from top shot Abbey Burton. Winchester has brought out its new 42 Max, a .22 subsonic with a 42-grain bullet. We put it up against the 40-grain subs from RWS, CCI, and Winchester and a 38-grain wildcard from Remington. Do different bullet types affect your zero? How far will each bullet punch a tennis ball? And what exactly is ‘Rimfire Football’?

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