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Press release:

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – December 13, 2016 – Savage Arms is pleased to introduce the new A22 22LR semi-automatic to its popular line of A-series rimfire rifles, priced at only $281. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

Stealing the modern and attractive looks of the Savage Arms A17, the first high-performance semi-automatic rimfire specifically designed for the 17 HMR cartridge, Savage adds a new model to the A series.

The new A22 22LR semi-automatic features a straight-blowback action, the same thread-in headspace system as the brands centerfire rifles, a 10-round rotary magazine, a lightweight aluminum receiver and the game changing Savage AccuTrigger which allows for a crisp, clean trigger pull that is fully user adjustable.

Features & Benefits
• 22LR Straight-blowback action
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• 10-round rotary magazine
• Button-Rifled barrel
• Lightweight aluminum receiver, machined from billet
• Rugged composite stock
• Adjustable sights
• Drilled and tapped for scope mounts

Part No. / Description / MSRP
47200 / A22 semi-automatic, 22LR / $281.00

Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit

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  1. Doesn’t Savage have several 22 auto loaders in their catalog already? I know they make a 17 HMR auto now, but I’d love to see one in 22 magnum.

    • Savage sells many models of autoloading rimfire rifles, but IIRC the A22 is the only semi-auto that Savage currently offers with rotary mags and Accutrigger.

      I prefer rotary magazines over traditional stick-type mags. They seem to feed rimmed cartridges better and they balance much better on sandbags or other types of rests. They look better too.

    • They do have one. It’s the A22 Magnum. Looks the same as this one: CCI even has developed special loads for it

  2. Looks kinda like the Ruger 10/22 Collector’s Series 2nd Ed. that I bought 8 months ago. Of course, you can’t buy the RCS2 anymore, though you could build one.

    Ruger Differences:
    4″ less barrel length; 0.6 lbs less weight; modular stock
    Installed long Picattiny rail w/ adj. ghost ring rear sight
    Slightly longer sight radius (ghost ring at rear of receiver)
    Heavier non-adj. trigger; $30 or $40 more expensive.

    The ghost ring sight is cool though the ring is a bit too large. I replaced the trigger with a Ruger BX trigger, which is nice but the lighter hammer spring sometimes fails to fire w/ CCI MiniMag. Next project is to swap in the old stronger hammer spring for the new one.

    • I’m rather disappointed with the one I got. Trigger still std 10/22 crappy and the sights are a real letdown. Ruger could have put Tech-Sights on it for another $2 (as the Appleseed guys suggested).

      So for decent 10/22 trigger have to spend another $80. THAT isn’t customer focused (except on extracting more $).

      To bad Savage is 50years late to the game.

  3. I’ve had one the store for a while. The trigger isn’t as good as the standard accutrigger. The comb is Way too high to use the iron sights. The iron sights are cheap and poorly designed. The charging handle is just a barely profiled 1/4 in piece of metal that looks like an afterthought.

  4. The reason I’d pick Marlin or Ruger over the Savage is the magazine availability.

    If this one has better mags than the old Savage autos, I’d be interested.

  5. I hope it field strips better than a Model 64. That was the worst rifle to maintain that I have ever owned.

  6. While “rugged stock” might sound somewhat like “rigid stock,” it isn’t. At least if it’s anything like the flimsy thing they put on the Axis. It might be impervious to the weather, thorns and dropping, but the fore-end will definitely bend when trying to put any sling pressure on it. Go ahead and factor in a Boyds laminate stock to go with this one.

  7. Still can’t reliably buy 22s so why would you build a rifle people can’t buy ammo for? The market timing on this sucks

    • The mom and pop shop that I work at in Washington has been steadily getting rimfire ammunition in for about the last 3 months. Not in major quantities, but a few thousand rounds a week. Just had a few cases of bricks the other day.

      • That’s just it you can get some or sometimes but not what you want or actually works best. The prices here are high enough I’d rather just buy 9mm or 556

    • You can reliably buy as much .22 as you want online. And it just went below 6c/round on the cheapest stuff recently.

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