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Savage a22

Post by Michael08 » 11 Oct 2018, 9:29 pm

So I’ve ordered and paid for my bottom of the line a22 and am waiting on my license and the rifle to arrive to the LGS, anyone gotten there hands one one here yet? I see lots about the semi auto version but not the latching repeating version, curious about them.
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 11 Oct 2018, 10:10 pm

Have a mate waiting on one also no firm eta as to when he will see the rifle.
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Post by Ghoatman » 11 Oct 2018, 10:58 pm

Still waiting for mine (A17R) Was originally supposed to arrive "Early September" which was pushed to late September, then early October. Called LGS today they are saying next week, but not holding my breath.... Pretty pissed about it, but I still want one and cancelling it won't get it to me any quicker, I'm sure they know that too.
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Post by Michael08 » 12 Oct 2018, 7:33 am

Yep got told the same 2 months ago, then just the other week it changed to late oct, might end up with it late October though, 2020 of course.
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Post by Michael08 » 29 Nov 2018, 10:27 pm

They’ve rocked up at the LGS permit arrived their aswell, just waiting on my stinking card to get to me so I can pick it up!
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Post by brett1868 » 29 Nov 2018, 10:49 pm

Managed to fondle one a few nights back at St Mary's, the overall look and feel was good. The bolt comes back on a ratchet which I guess allows the action to cycle reliably no matter if you're feeding it Standard or high velocity ammo. The lever release was quite firm, though I'd expect it to wear in with use over time. Not a bad package but if compared to the Ruger Precision Rimfire then I'd spend the extra $90 and buy the Ruger.
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Re: Savage a22

Post by Michael08 » 30 Nov 2018, 6:24 am

Yeah o shouldered the savage and it was just one of those times where it fits perfection every way, I’m so glad too because I pre ordered and paid for it, it hindsight that wasn’t very smart of me haha. When old mate cycled it, the first time was really really hard, by the end of it he didn’t struggle at all to do it so I assume they are able to wear in.
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Post by bronco93 » 12 Dec 2018, 3:33 pm

Hows everybody going with the a22? My misses has been asking what I want for Christmas for last couple weeks. I said a shotgun as a joke and she said ok. Was thinking of a straight pull 12guage, but probally wouldnt really use it. So I thought either a Browning lever 22 or marlin 39a or a savage a22. Only be used for bit of plinking at camp and maybe the odd hare. Cheers
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Post by Michael08 » 12 Dec 2018, 5:46 pm

My plastic arrived yesterday so I’ll be picking my 22 up tomorrow won’t have a chance to shoot it till Monday but I’ll be throwing the scope on and playing around with it heaps (no ammo even on the house) just one of those things I do when I get a new toy haha.
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Post by cracker » 12 Dec 2018, 7:55 pm

Michael08 wrote:My plastic arrived yesterday so I’ll be picking my 22 up tomorrow won’t have a chance to shoot it till Monday but I’ll be throwing the scope on and playing around with it heaps (no ammo even on the house) just one of those things I do when I get a new toy haha.

be keen to see how they actually work... considering its basically a semi auto with another trigger ?
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Post by bronco93 » 12 Dec 2018, 9:17 pm

I was actually wondering if the release lever got held back would the bolt return foward or does it need to be released and pulled back again. I doubt they would otherwise there is nothing to stop somebody from somehow locking the release lever back and having a make shift semi auto. But I'm still curious to find out
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Post by cracker » 12 Dec 2018, 10:04 pm

bronco93 wrote:I was actually wondering if the release lever got held back would the bolt return foward or does it need to be released and pulled back again. I doubt they would otherwise there is nothing to stop somebody from somehow locking the release lever back and having a make shift semi auto. But I'm still curious to find out


i was thinking more along the lines if the firing pin got stuck forward in the bolt face it would be like an open bolt semi auto...semi auto 22lrs being pretty grubby wouldnt be impossible
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Post by Bill » 13 Dec 2018, 5:19 pm

I handle 1 and I was left a little underwhelmed to say the least. These would want to be bloody cheap, like sub $500

Stock is super cheap, lever release required a damn lot of effort and the noise as the block slams forward was ridiculous and it just got worse.

WTF have done to the trigger ??? creepy as and inconsistent, probably the worst trigger Ive felt in a very long time.
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Post by Michael08 » 13 Dec 2018, 6:00 pm

I just picked mine up today, feels half decent for the price, can’t bore sight it though, plus got the wrong size rings with it for my scope.
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Post by bronco93 » 13 Dec 2018, 9:36 pm

I think I only want one more for the novelty of it. Same as those revolver carbine rifles. Ugly af, but would reckon would be pretty fun.
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Post by Michael08 » 14 Dec 2018, 10:36 am

If it shoots alright it’ll be well worth it for me, just need Boyd’s to make a stock as I’m set!
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Post by trekin » 14 Dec 2018, 11:42 am

Michael08 wrote:If it shoots alright it’ll be well worth it for me, just need Boyd’s to make a stock as I’m set!

Message this bloke, might be able to help with that; https://www.facebook.com/TactiKool-Stoc ... 038337462/
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Post by cracker » 14 Dec 2018, 8:50 pm

any danger of someone posting some photos of a field strip of the internals.. keen too see how the achieve the bolt release, i can guess...
smart move on savages part really not releasing the semi auto here.
think they could become a slick little rifle, couple of spare mags with cci stingers if it will run them, iron sites sounds like a good time
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