Savage Arms A22 Pro Varmint Rifle

Jan 13, 2019 | .22 Rifles

Picture of a Savage Arms A22 Pro Varmint .22 Rifle

Savage Arms A22 Pro Varmint .22 LR Rifle 47217

Savage is clearly looking to steal some potential Ruger 10/22 customers with their A17 and A22 series rifles. Time will tell if Savage poses an actual threat or not. This brings us to this post of the A22 Pro Varmint Rifle. At $300 street price your getting a light weight Boyds stock, fluted 22 inch barrel, picatinny railed receiver and an Accu-Trigger. Currently the reviews are a little mixed. The stock is lighter than some expect, the trigger needs some polishing and some examples need to barrel channel sanded slightly to make it free float. The magazine complaints are resolved using Butler Creek BCA22LR25 25 round Savage A22 Magazines. The good with this .22 beside the price point is the accuracy. Many early reviews reporting great accuracy with quality target ammunition and the aforementioned issues addressed.

I think one miss on Savage’s part is the lack of a threaded barrel. I also wonder why not simply design the gun to use 10/22 magazines instead of their legacy unpopular design. Note: The Butler Creek .22LR magazines don’t remain in stock long, act fast when you find them. 

I’m tempted to buy an A22 Pro Varmint and replace the Boyd’s stock with a Drake A17/A22 Tactical Competition Chassis.

Savage Arms A22 Pro Varmint 

The Savage ’A Series has proven itself for reliability and accuracy. Now shooters have an even more effective option with the A22 Pro Varmint. The rifle’s Boyds Pro Varmint rifle stock provides superior ergonomics and a light weight, extremely stable platform for the fluted heavy barrel. A one-piece Picatinny rail and user-adjustable AccuTrigger allow shooters to tailor the rifle to their exact needs, and the 10-round rotary magazine offers fast cycling. The straight-blowback action ensures safe and consistent cycling.

Savage Arms A22 Pro Varmint Features

  • Boyds Pro Varmint black stock
  • One-piece Picatinny rail
  • Heavy carbon steel barrel with straight fluting
  • Straight-blowback semi-automatic action
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger
  • 10-round rotary magazine

Savage Arms A22 Pro Varmint Specifications

SKU Number47217
ActionSemi Auto
Barrel ColorBlued
Barrel FinishSatin
Barrel FlutingStraight
Barrel Length22″
Barrel TypeHeavy
Caliber22 LR
Magazine Capacity10 Rounds
Length of Pull In13.8″
MagazineDetachable Box Magazine
Overall Length41.5″
Rate of Twist16
Receiver ColorBlued
Receiver FinishSatin
Receiver MaterialCarbon Steel
Stock MaterialHardwood
Threaded BarrelYes
Weight Lb7.3