Savage Announces New B-Series Bolt Action Rimfires

Savage B-Series Rifle

New Savage B-Series Rimfire Rifles

Savage has been on quite a roll lately. They have teased us about the upcoming MSR-15 and MSR-10 rifles with a slick YouTube video, they announced the cool new A-Series rimfire auto-loaders and the Savage Stealth centerfire chassis rifles announced last October are shipping.

The latest and perhaps greatest is a new rimfire bolt-action rifle from the firearms branch of Vista Outdoor Inc. The Savage B-Series rifle will be offered in .22 Long Rifle, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR calibers. The B22, B22 Magnum and B17 Savage rimfire rifles will feature a 10-round rotary magazine, the famous adjustable Savage AccuTrigger, and a button-rifled barrel.

The Savage B-Series will be offered with sporter profile barrels, heavy barrel, heavy threaded suppressor ready barrels and heavy stainless barrels depending on the particular model rifle. All of the B-series rifles are drilled and tapped for scope mounts and have a top mounted tang safety.

There only seems to be plans for composite stock on the B-Series models at this announcement, so I think it is pretty safe to assume that Savage will continue to sell the legacy Mark II Series and 17-Series models for now.

MSRP starts at $281 and tops out at $413. Street prices, as always, are expected to be significantly less by the time these rimfire bolt guns reach your local dealers shelves.

You can read the Savage announcement here.

Scott is a firearms enthusiast and gun hobbyist whose primary interest is the practical application of gun ownership. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he hosts and blogs for The Firearms Podcast, a podcast and blog about gun stuff by gun people. Scott is a 20-year veteran of the USAF and been a member of his base, state and the All Guard marksmanship teams. He can be reached via email at


  • JustAHologram

    Not bad for a suppressor ready .22wmr

  • Rimfire

    I got to handle one at a local Scheels sports, was tagged at $281, as is the MSRP. It was a .22LR. I forgot to look if these are made in Canada at the old Lakefield (aka Winchester) plant up north or in the Savage facility in the states.

    • Wetcoaster

      The new A-series are made in the US, so I wouldn’t be surprised if these are too. I’d be sad if Savage closed the Canadian plant – the last large commercial gunmaker up here as far as I know (the rest are boutique/smaller AR or precision rifle manufacturers and Colt Canada).

      A low Canadian dollar might keep the Mark II/Model 93s alive for a bit longer even if that’s the case though.

  • ekimp252

    Just spent almost a year waiting for Savage to build my grandson a Mark II in 17 Mach 2, slightly dismayed to see that caliber not offered in this new rifle.

    • iksnilol

      You literally only need to change the barrel.

      • ekimp252

        And the only place to get the parts you need is from Savage.

    • Spencerhut

      Is there a more useless round than .17 Mach 2? You can never find the ammo in stock so if you ever find any ammo for it you better buy it all.

      • ekimp252

        Do you have one? I do and used to make head shots on hundreds of squirrels, it’s a death ray on them. And like anything, if you know where to look, you can find ammo.

  • derfelcadarn

    It had best shoot like a champ, because you ain’t buying it for its looks.

    • iksnilol

      I dunno, has a rural sci-fi look to it. Doesn’t look bad is all.

      • DanGoodShot

        I gotta agree with derfelcadarn on this. Something about it…idk. Kinda looks like somethin’ Royal Nonsuch would build. You know, a pipe bolted to a stock…. than again, isn’t that in essence what most guns are anyway… hum…..

        • VanDiemensLand

          I like it, pretty sexy IMHO, but each to their own.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I was just about to pull the trigger on a Mark II SR. This looks like it might be a little better option if the price for the threaded model. I hope they’ve improved the finish over the MK II series.

  • Örn Johnson

    My god thats a ugly rifle.

    • The Brigadier

      I think it looks pretty cool. It is the 21 century.

    • maodeedee

      Ugly is the new beautiful. A mechanical device can actually be a thing of beauty when form follows function and when designers resist the urge to add unnecessary and chintzy-looking ornamentation

  • Wingbert

    Besides the rotary magazine, what is the difference between this and the current MKII?