NEW: Savage Arms A-Series in .22 WMR

Savage Arms will be making their A-Series rifle in .22 WMR. The first gun in the series was their popular A17 which is chambered in 17 HMR. Their newest model is being called the A22 Magnum and, according to the company, has the same delayed blowback, semi-automatic action as the first gun in the line.                                                                                                               The A22 Magnum is, as mentioned above, chambered in .22 WMR and has a multitude of features. Those include the AccuTrigger, which is user-adjustable, a ten round rotary magazine, and steel-machined receiver.  
The .22 WMR was first produced by Winchester in 1959 and has a well deserved reputation as a varmint round. Of course, it may have been originally produced by Winchester but it was Savage who offered the first gun chambered in this caliber with their Model 24. This round is known for accuracy and performs at its best at close to medium ranges.                                                                                                                                                  
Whether you call coyotes or hunt prairie dogs, the newest A-series rifle from Savage is worth a closer look. It delivers the speed and accuracy necessary for successful varmint hunting with negligible recoil and a lightweight frame for easier carrying. If you’re in the market for something new to cut down the smaller-bodies predators in your area, this just might be your next favorite rifle.                                                                                                                                         Features (from Savage Arms):                                                                                                     .
22 WMR delayed blowback semi-automatic action.                                       User-adjustable AccuTrigge 10-round rotary magazine.                                 Button-rifled barrel.                                              
Steel-machined receiver.                                  
Rugged composite stock.                                  
Two piece bases for scope base.                                                                                                      MSRP  $473.                                                                                                                Take a look at Savage Arms’ lineup on their website at

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  • gusto

    precursor to 17wssm?

  • JustAHologram

    Always nice to see more .22wmr

    • Paul White

      be nice to see .22 WMR *ammo* again too, at less than 5.56 prices.

      • Dougscamo

        At one time I could reload and shoot 3-.223’s for the price of 1 CCI .22 mag rimfire at the height of the shortage…I think it has come down some in price but still….

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    I have the a17 and it sure shoots nicer than my 10/22. I think savage has a big winner here.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    This guy takes care of all the varmints in my neck of the woods.
    (Thats a dove in his talons)

  • nova3930

    Threaded barrel? Be nice to slap the Spectre II on there…..

    • Charles

      I ended up buying a 2nd A17 so that I could drop it off at the ‘smith’s so that it could be in line for putting threading on it’s barrel.
      I just might have to wait for the A22 until Savage offers it in a factory threaded version.
      Is anyone offering FCG work on these A model Accutriggers yet?