NRA Gun Of The Week: Savage A22 Precision

posted on March 4, 2022

The Savage Arms A22 Precision is a refined semi-automatic sporting rifle chambered for the ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle cartridge, and we are taking a closer look this week to see what it's like on the range with this updated repeater. Watch the video above to see the chassis rifle in use on the range.

left-side view Savage Arms A22 Precision rifle carbin semi-autmatic gun


Over the past several years, Savage Arms has made great strides in its rimfire rifle line-up with several different models in various action types, sizes and chamberings. We saw the release of the company's semi-automatic A17 in .17 HMR followed closely by the A22 in .22 WMR. Now the company has advanced its rimfire line to include the A22 Precision in .22 LR.

Savage A22 Precision receiver stock chassis MDT gun rifle carbine


The A22 Precision is built on a simple blowback action and has many of the basic receiver lines as its magnum rimfire counterparts. Fixed to the receiver is an 18" carbon steel barrel with a heavy contour. As for a gunstock, the barreled action of the A22 Precision fitted to a Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) chassis. The added chassis not only provides a rigid foundation for long-range work, it also provides adjustments and plenty of room for accessories so that users can get the most bang for their buck.

underside view of Savage A22 Precision rifle black stock magazine tab metal plastic gun parts


Feeding the action is a rotary 10-round magazine with a tab release at its rear and fit flush with the underside of MDT's chassis. A crossbolt safety is found on the A22 Precision just forward, and above, the premium trigger; Savage includes its user-adjustable AccuTrigger.

Man wearing black shirt ballcap earmuffs protective gear shooting rifle firearm gun target semi-automatic Savage Arms A22 Precision


On the range, the Savage A22 Precision was a smooth operator. Scant recoil from the diminutive cartridge allows shooters to sight shots as they impact the target. MDT’s chassis with an adjustable comb enhances user fit and function, which is a must for any sort of precision shooting with elevated glass. Our testers noted the enlarged reciprocating handle helped get the gun into action quickly and that the included Picatinny rail is a useful feature straight out of the box.

Savage Arms A22 Precision Specifications
Manufacturer: Savage Arms
Model: A22 Precision
Action Type: blowback-operated semi-automatic rimfire repeating rifle
Chambering: .22 Long Rifle
Receiver: steel
Barrel: 18" carbon steel, heavy contour
Sights: none; Picatinny rail installed
Stock: Modular Driven Technologies adjustable chassis
Magazine: 10-round detachable box; rotary
Overall Length: 37.25"
Weight: 7 lbs., 4.5 ozs.
MSRP: $659


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