Today’s gunfight features two .22 rimfire rifles, which makes it, in some ways, highly theoretical. Who can actually find .22 LR ammunition any more…or afford it when you do find it? Some day this shortage will be over, and we’ll all dust off our .22s and start shooting them again. In the meantime, let’s consider these two rifles. One is a Brno of the Czech Republic. The company has needed desperately to buy a vowel since its origins 1918, yet over the years has still managed to produce not only firearms but cars, bicycles, industrial scales, aircraft engines, all kinds of tools, and, for a time, Remington typewriters. CZ USA imports Brno rifles to the U.S. today. Savage, maker of the other gun in this fight, was founded in 1894 in Utica, N.Y. It makes its headquarters in Westfield, Mass., today, as we all know.