My 22 rifle with regular ammo (not the cheapest bulk but not the expensive stuff) cannot produce better than 1moa. Maybe even no better than 1.5moa.
There in lies the key........... You don't need an MOA .22lr to learn, practice and become proficient. Due to the shorter range and keeping the proportions the same, .22lr's that shoot groups 3 or 4 times larger than their centerfire counterparts is perfectly acceptable. In other words any 1.5 or 2 moa .22lr compares well to 1/2 moa centerfires and is just fine. Something most Savage bolts, CZ bolts and slightly tuned 10/22's are capable of. Heck, even the lowly Marlins can cut that mustard a good percentage of the time.