Remington 552 Speedmaster | .22LR, .22 Long, and .22 Short All In One Gun

The Remington 552 Speedmaster offered shooters a semi-auto rimfire rifle that was capable of cycling three types of ammunition depending on the needs of the shooter. At the time it was introduced, the .22 short was the most economical means of target shooting and was far more prevalent than its bigger brothers. Check out this often overlooked rimfire in this episode of TFBTV.

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Patrick R

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  • Klaus Von Schmitto

    I’m almost ashamed to say that I don’t own a 22 LR rifle of any kind. I have a couple of 22 WMR but haven’t had a LR since my very first gun, a Marlin 82, was stolen more than 20 years ago. I always wanted one of these or the Browning autoloader. A friend growing up had one of these. One of the best shooting 22’s I ever shot. I’ve been looking at the CZ bolt guns but may have to add this to this list of 22’s I’m considering.

    • Edeco

      Nor I, no rimfire rifle at all. Thought about a 22 conversion for my Stag but don’t want to spend service-life due to rimfire crud. I’d like to ninj up a CZ455 in a chassis but the monetary and space costs are too high. Maybe an RMR30 and/or 10/22 sometime.

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        My only .22 is a 10/22 that I dont really enjoy shooting very much. Ive been thinking about putting it in a 90/22 stock or throwing a quad rail on it and UTGing it up just for giggles.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      My 3rd gun was a 10/22. I dont really care to shoot it much. Its darn cheap to shoot though.

      If you go to the range with friends who dont have their own guns and dont help pay for ammo then a 22LR is a great to give them because youre not out much from it.

    • 35 years ago a friend of mine picked up a high paying job in the Mideast and was giving things away. I got 3 .22’s one being an old Winchester 62A. I sold off two and have been shooting the 62A ever since.

  • Paul Rain

    Deeecent. For those wondering how they cycle shorts without beating themselves to death with LR, apparently the action was set up with a rubber buffer pad inside that would be just barely kissed shooting shorts, but which can soak up the heavier impulse from the longs and LRs if need be.

    Wonder if there’s any appreciable difference in the speed to cycle. Nothing obvious in the video.

  • datimes

    35 years ago a friend of mine picked up a high paying job in the Mideast and was giving things away. I got 3 .22’s one being an old Winchester 62A. I sold off two and have been shooting the 62A ever since.

  • Kelly Jackson

    I really like CZ’s .22 bolt action but at the end of the day I just can’t see myself owning a .22 other than the Ruger 10/22. It’s so ubiquitous

    • DangerousClown

      I swore I’d never own another 10/22 after I got my Savage MKII, but a co-worker offered me a deal on a Takedown that I couldn’t pass up. With the Magpul Backpacker, it’s always handy.

      Never been a fan of Remington, other than some their shotguns.

  • DanGoodShot

    Leave it alone?? Thread that biotch!

    • iksnilol

      Uhm, you do realize how .22 tube mags are fed?

      • DanGoodShot

        Ahh, so ya just spin it off everytime ya wanna fill’er up! I’m sure with a little mech nowhow a solution could be acquired. After all, its situations like this that Inspire Innovation bro!

        • iksnilol

          Well, maybe SiCo’s pistol can could work (that square one, that they made to rotate so that you’d not need to use suppressor sights)?

          Still sayin’, it’s hella stupid tho. Just get one with a box mag.

  • Tim

    I have never, in my 40+ years of shooting, actually seen ’22 Long’ in the wild. Not once.

    How about you?

    • SP mclaughlin

      I’ve only ever heard Barry mention them once in an IV8888 Gun Gripes video.
      May perpetual light shine upon him.

    • Larry Thomas

      Used to collect soda bottles for the refund money when I was young. Depending on how much money I got from the refund, I could buy a box of short, long or long rifle .22 ammo, at the grocery store where I turned in the soda bottles. Sigh, the old days…

    • Tassiebush

      Yeah it’s generally available in small amounts here. I’d say mostly for quiet garden applications. Winchester z longs and cci longs.

    • If you go to the range with friends who dont have their own guns and dont help pay for ammo then a 22LR is a great to give them because youre not out much from it.

    • Paul Rain

      Does ‘Pistols of the World’ count?

  • ekimp252

    I have the pump action version, the 572. Pretty accurate little rifle, killed a bunch of squirrels with it when I was a little younger.

  • El Duderino

    They are neat but I’m saving my pennies for a Tactical Solutions Backpacker. Yeah…a $1300 .22 rifle. I must be nuts.

    • neoritter

      Says $1100 on the website. Though I searched at found a site saying they were selling for 800. You mean the X-Ring Takedown with Magpul backpacker stock right?

  • iksnilol

    I thought all tube fed .22’s can feed all three types of .22?

    I mean, worked in the Marlins and the Brownings.

  • civilianaf

    So much want now. Sweet little shooter, thanks for the video.

    Sorry to hear you lost track of your Grandpa’s rifle.

  • Mr. Katt

    Pity Remington hasn’t made decent .22 rifles since the days of the 552 and the bolt action 513/521

  • Nashvone

    I’ve been needing another safe anyway. Now to figure out how to sort the long guns.