2. Ruger 10/22 Carbine
The black synthetic and hardwood versions of Ruger’s 10/22 Carbine both have a list price of $249.99. At only five pounds, this is a semiautomatic rimfire rifle that is easy to carry. The contoured butt pad provides comfort while shooting, and you can adjust the rear sight to achieve the best results. The detachable rotary magazine holds 10 rounds, and you can expect a long life from the alloy-steel barrel.