Savage Mark II and Model 93 BSEV

Like the new BRJ, the BSEV was originally a .17 HMR rifle and is now also chambered in .22 Long Rifle, as the Mark II BSEV, and .22 Magnum as the Model 93 BSEV.

Savage Mark II BSEV
Caliber .22 LR, .22 WMR (Magnum)
Capacity 5+1
Barrel 21″ Heavy Blued Fluted
Finish Stainless
Stock Wood Laminate
Twist 16:1
Total Length 40″
Weight 6.8 lbs
MSRP (Price) $546 (Mark II .22 LR), $552 (Model 93 .22 WMR)

Steve Johnson

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  • Don

    I would be curious to know at what longer ranges do people around here shoot .22lr. Before anyone says anything about .22lr being junk at longer ranges, I know, but that’s what I have and it actually works great for what I’m doing with it so far. For the past few years I’ve been sighted in on 100 yards with my marlin 880SQ using a 4x scope. I shoot at these simulated 1000 yard targets, I think it’s neat because you can really see the effects of wind and weather on the groups.

    Does anyone shoot at 200+ yards with their .22lr. What do you think the max would be if you wanted to stay in the black?


    • Zipp

      Is it possible to connect at 200 yards with 22lr? Sure. Under the right conditions, with the right sight adjustment, the right ammo, the right target, and often if the range has been predetermined prior to that shot. Can it be done? Yes. But of course the velocity and corresponding energy have dropped off to such low levels that realistic shots in the field are problematic at best. This is not to be confused with making controlled shots at a target range. The general max range for repeatable effective shots on small game for field conditions would be around 100 yards. This is not to suggest that longer shots have not been achieved on occasion. If your looking to stretch out the range in the game field, go with 22 WMR, 17 hmr, or larger. You won’t be disappointed.

  • I maxed out the 22lr on prarie dog and went to 17. 200+ is just not reproducible in those winds on the wide open plains.

  • Travis

    Was wondering if your going to chamber the BSEV in the new 17hornady?Merry X-mas

  • Zipp

    I picked up a BSEV in .22 mag. Have had outstanding luck with it! It wants to cluster tight groups and shoots many types of ammo well. It seems to me that a good .22, especially LR, is an essential part of a quality collection. Wether it be for good marksmanship practice, pesting, small game, varmints, short range predators, or even for beginners learning, a .22 is vital and this tack driver makes it very worthwhile.