Late last year, in the run-up to SHOT, Savage announced their new B-Series line of bolt action rifles in twelve rimfire configurations. They were intended as accurate, affordable, optics-ready guns that include Savage’s AccuTrigger as standard equipment. A package to make rabbits and squirrels quake in their Buster Browns. We have one in hand now, so look for a review soon.
Now Savage has upped the aesthetic ante on the B-Series with three attractive hardwood stock models in .17 HMR, .22LR and .22 Magnum for a more traditional look. Here’s their press release:
SUFFIELD, Connecticut – July 21, 2017 – Savage Arms took bolt-action rimfire performance to new heights when it introduced the B Series rifle platform. The iconic American gun maker is pleased to expand the lineup for 2017 by adding the new
B Series Hardwood. Shipments of the new rifle are being delivered to dealers.
The new B Series Hardwood features a 21-inch Sporter barrel and ergonomic, walnut-stained hardwood stock with unique, modern checkering. A 10-round rotary magazine and Savage’s accuracy-boosting adjustable AccuTrigger are also standard. The rifle is available chambered in 17 HMR, 22 LR and 22 WMR.
Features & Benefits
• Walnut-stained hardwood stock
• Sporter barrel
• Adjustable iron sights
• Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• Available in 22 LR, 22 WMR and 17 HMR
• Top tang safety
Part No. / Description / MSRP
70210 / B22 G 22 LR, 21-inch barrel / $439
70510 / B22 MAGNUM G 22 WMR, 21-inch barrel / $459
70810 / B17 G 17 HMR, 21-inch barrel / $459
Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit www.savagearms.com.
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, and Europe. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.
Okay, Ruger. You had your chance.
Hey, Savage! You’ve traditionally been friendly to lefties… any chance of making a southpaw version of this?
I bought a Savage Rascal rimfire rifle for my kids new from a big box store. From the very start, the rifle had trouble extracting spent cases. Cleaned the rifle and lubed it without any luck. Contacted savage and they said to send it back. So after owning the rifle for less than a week, I sent it back using a UPS label they sent me. I received the rifle back after almost a month with a note saying that the chamber was too tight. However, now I notice that this brand new rifle I sent in comes back with large spots of rusting on the barrel. This annoys me since I sent in a new rifle. I contact them and they apologize and tell me to send it back in for a barrel replacement. Another month later,I receive the rifle back and it looks like someone just applied bluing to the areas that were rusted. In fact, there were now new scratches on the barrel. I didn’t bother to complain again since I’m afraid my kids will be all grown up by the time the rifle is in acceptable condition.
Compare that to Henry repeating. Had similar extraction issues with one type of ammo on my Henry repeater rimfire rifle. Contact Henry and get a reply within 24 hours. They send me a UPS label and I ship the rifle back. The rifle is back in my hands within a week with all work completed and no damage or rusting on the barrel.
I will never buy another Savage product because of crappy repair and customer service. A brand new rifle sent in for repair should return looking brand new. And if they’re going to slap some bluing on a rusted barrel, it shouldn’t take them a month to do it. They did a pretty awful job as well and it’s very noticeable how they “fixed” the rusting.
When I finally give in and buy a wood-stocked bolt-action rimfire, my money is going to CZ. End of story. Manlicher stock, .17 HMR. Might cost another hundred or so over Savage, but money well spent, in my opinion.
I’d second the cz. I have two cz rimfire bolt action rifles and they’re fantastic.
bolt action for magnum rimfires, especially a t- bolt or bi- athlon. for long rifle i like semiautos and levers.