by American Hunter Staff - Sunday, January 29, 2017
In 2015, Savage took the rimfire world by storm by releasing a semi-automatic production rifle that could reliably cycle the .17 HMR cartridge. Because of the pressure the cartridge generates, it was long deemed “too hot” to ever reliably function in the straight blowback actions common in semi-autos. Savage cracked that code with its A17, which is a big part of why it won the 2016 American Hunter Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year. Why’s that important? Because the A22 Magnum is essentially the same rifle just, as you’ve probably guessed, chambered in .22 Mag. Learn more about it in the video embedded above, hosted by our own Rose Bier.
• Type: semi-automatic rimfire rifle
• Caliber: .22 WMR
• Barrel: 21"; carbon steel; button rifling; 6 grooves, 1:16" RH twist
• Magazine: rotary, detachable box; 10-rnd. capacity
• Trigger: single-stage, user-adjustable Accu-Trigger; 2.25-lb. pull weight
• Sights: none
• Safety: cross-bolt
• Stock: straight-comb, matte-black, injection-molded polymer; LOP 13.75"
• Metal Finish: satin black
• Overall Length: 40.5"
• Weight: 5.5 lbs.
• Accessories: factory-installed scope bases
• MSRP: $473
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