Vudoo V-22 Rimfire Repeater Action

Jan 30, 2021 | .22 Rifles, Best of the Best Rimfires

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Vudoo V22 Rimfire Repeater Action

Vudoo V-22 Rimfire Repeater Action

The Vudoo Gunworks V-22 .22 long rifle action is for the rimfire shooter who wants to build the best and most accurate .22 rifle based on a Remington 40x or Remington 700 action. By most reports, the Vudoo V22 is the best of the best, and we hope to find out shortly with a rifle of our own based on the V22.

Vudoo Gunworks V-22 Rimfire Repeater Action

Our Patented Vudoo V-22 Rimfire Repeater Action is truly something to behold. It is the heart and soul of the finest .22 LR rifle ever conceived. Bragging? No, we’re just that proud of our baby and we think you’ll feel the same way after you handle and shoot one too.
It’s no secret that it bears a resemblance to its Grandfather, the venerable 40X of yesteryear, but make no mistake, the similarities stop there. An engineering masterpiece conceived by our Engineer, Mike Bush. There is no detail that has been overlooked. It has been finessed, massaged, and tested as far as we know, more than any action of any type out there. How can we make such a claim? Mike has been at it for more than 7 years with many one-offs, hand builds in the field getting run through the wringer. It has been such a success that it was simply time to bring it into production.

Vudoo Gunworks V-22 Details

Well, first off, it departs from the 40X in that the 40X was a full-size centerfire receiver converted to handle the diminutive .22LR cartridge. The V-22 has been designed from the ground up as a true-to-scale Rimfire receiver that fits the Rem 700 footprint as far as stocks and chassis’ go. It also runs a full-size short action bottom metal (DBM) and our V-2210 magazine has an AICS form factor so it pops right in Chassis’ or another DBM’s made for such. The V-22 has a very unique control-round-feed protocol. The bolt has full capture control of the cartridge from the time it leaves the magazine until it ejects the spent round out the ejection port. The significance of that is two-fold. Great feed and extraction reliability and…equally as important, the cartridge is controlled in a way that it never touches anything on its entrance into the bore. There is no feed ramp, nor does the projectile go in at an angle that would damage it in any way. We all know how susceptible the soft lead of the .22LR is to accuracy degrading damage and minor nicks during the chambering process. It is eliminated in the V-22 geometry. We are also very proud to offer our V-22 Action in both left and right-handed models.

Some may say it’s overkill to build a .22LR, 17HM2, .22WMR, or 17HMR to this level. Heck, most production centerfire rifles don’t have a solid one-piece bolt handle integral with the bolt body or an integral recoil lug like the V-22 does. We say if you want extreme reliability and accuracy in a repeater, there is no such thing as overkill.

Many great designs are conceived and exist out there in the world but the truly great ones are manufacturable on a large scale, repeatable, high tolerance level. The V-22 is such a design. Our ability to hold tolerances in the tenths of thousandths with consistent repeatability while still producing a volume suitable to meet demand is a testament to the inherent design characteristics Mike laid out at the very beginning. This ensures you, our valued customer, can count on the same quality in the thousandth rifle as came in the first.

All steps in our manufacturing process are done on state-of-the-art CNC equipment whether it is the creation of the receiver, bolt, barrel chambering or the little things like the pinned scope rail and threaded oversize bolt knob. Precision manufacturing exudes from every nook and cranny of this thing. It really is that awesome.

Couple all that precision manufacturing with an assembly build process handled by some of the most skilled craftsmen out there, all shooters themselves with a passion for perfection, and you have what is arguably one of the finest rifles built. It just happens to shoot one of the most fun cartridges there is…the .22LR.