I would be scared of the recoil and more than likely flinchLots of people are shooting/competing in rim fire PRS shooting across Canada.You can spend bigtime money on your setup....checkout Vudoo V-22 barreled actions...$2600.00...no trigger, no stock! I'm a member of NSRA, and it looks like we might be shooting some PRS matches with .22's. I know of a couple of guys that have thousands of dollars tied up in their .22 rifles! Just two weeks ago I was shooting with a fellow member, and he was shooting his CZ 457 at 300 meters. Like Kevin mentioned, it doesn't take much wind to blow around a 40 gr. bullet.Very challenging! I believe AMA on the Old Guysborough Rd.is also getting into this.Try it out sometime, you'll probably regret that "girly man" comment.