Plinker - Informal shooting at an almost infinite list of targets, both natural and otherwise, is one of the best reasons to get a .22. Fallen pine cones, fallen apples, dandelion heads, cattail tufts, milkweed pods spent shotgun hulls, pieces of clay pigeons, scraps of paper targets. The list is endless. As fun as it is, plinking is practice, and practice makes poor shooters good and good shooters better. With the .22 LR, plinking is affordable.