New Savage 22Mag. Semi-Auto + Takedown Model 42 – Shot Show 2016

The new A 22.

The new A22.

Savage has 3 new rifles at SHOT Show 2016. Last year they released the A17 to great fanfare. The A17 was special, it was the first successful 17 HMR semi-automatic rifle.  Savage was able to accomplish the handling of the magnum rim fire’s power with a unique delayed-blowback action. This year they have added a few new models to the A17 family with some heavier barreled variants. But that is not the big news for magnum rimfire shooters–the A22 is.

As you can probably guess from the name, the new Savage A22 is a 22 Magnum semi-auto rifle.  It uses the same delayed-blowback action of the A17. It ships with a 10 round rotatory magazine and comes with the excellent Savage Axis Trigger. The new A22 has an MSRP of $473.

Savage BA Stealth.

Savage BA Stealth.

But that is not all!  Savage also has a new bolt action rifle out.  This is not just another bolt gun either.  Enter the new Savage BA Stealth.  The Stealth is a collaboration between Savage and Drake Associates who are known for their precision rifles. This rifle takes a Savage model 10/110 barreled action and mates it to a version of the Drake Hunter/Stalker monolithic chassis. It dosen’t just use any old 10/110 action either, this action is factory-blueprinted version. Precision made rifles tend to show the same precision down range. Savage is making a short and long action version of this rifle.  The short action will be chambered in .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor while the long will come in 300 Win. Mag or 338 Lapua. This new Savage BA (bolt action or bad ass?) should be shipping now or very soon and will have MSRPs of $1207 for the short action and between $1484-$1622 for the longs depending on caliber.

The Model 42 Take-down, taken down.

The Model 42 Take-down, taken down.

But Savage didn’t stop there. Fans of our Prepping Series should take note of this new rifle–The Model 42 Takedown. The Savage Model 42 has been available for a number of years.  The 42 is a rifle-shotgun combination that has a 22 LR or 22 WMR rifle barrel over a .410 shotgun barrel. As is the 42 makes for a good option as a truck or just walking around in the woods rifle.  The new Takedown version makes it even better for these rolls. The take down is super simple. Press a button on the bottom, break open the action and with a slight twist it pops apart. Savage is shipping these with a nice and intentionally simple bag. Why is it intentionally simple? Savage knows that this would make a great rifle for a bug out type bag and wanted their bag to be able to either fit inside or strap to the outside of your existing set up.  It also has a carry strap on it and would be super easy to throw over your shoulder if you had to leaver a vehicle behind. These will have a $500 MSRP.

BA Stealth.

BA Stealth.

Take down details.

Take down details.

Take down business end.

Take down business end.

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  • David Everhart April 24, 2018, 11:44 am

    I use to have a 222 over 20 gage what a gun I killed deere and grouse and turkey all the time.
    the 22 mag and 410 sound great i like both, certainly a step in the right direction.

    If the 42 had a 223 over 20 it would probable be my all around truck carry gun.


  • Joseph Simmonds September 5, 2017, 4:21 am

    A22 mag cool , but I was Thinking……. A 17 Winchester super mag would be next or in the works !??? Please reply tell me so and I’ll buy one ! Joe

  • Blu July 25, 2016, 10:21 am

    22 mag is legal in Maine for deer .

  • John Montgomery May 4, 2016, 1:11 am

    Would buy your semi auto 22m but no ammo in the state!

  • Bart February 4, 2016, 1:10 am

    Can the 42 22mag/.410 shoot a .45 Long Colt round?

  • Jim January 23, 2016, 8:19 pm

    The 42 is a great little utility-survival-truck gun. But, I think it has one major flaw…I believe the .410 barrel is cylinder bored. If they choked it full or even modified this would greatly increase its range. Why did they do this? The only reason I can think of is to cut corners and lower production cost.

  • Charles langford January 22, 2016, 7:19 pm

    A take down 22/410 is not new I have had one for many years. It was made by Stevens . I was told it was a survival gun during WWII .my grand father gave it to me when I was about 10 years old. It has been my favorite gun all these years. Very easy to take down ,drop,the forearm ,twist the lock and you have three pieces,simple. His has been my favorite squirrel gun for many years. I am 76 years old.

  • Nero martin January 21, 2016, 9:11 pm

    Have a model 42 – 22M/410 aa a knock about utility firearm on the farm- it has often helped take care of critter issues. The sights are basic, but I’ve made a few pretty challenging shots with the 22. Surprised a few game birds with the 410.
    A Savage 42 is one of those firearms that add up to more than the sum of its parts.
    The 22 mag A22 catches my eye, but I have enough difficulty feeding the single shot 42 with 22 Mag – hesitant to buy a new 22 mag, given the ammo status. Then when I do find 22 Mag ammo, it is the.same cost as I can load 38 special wad cutters.
    SAVAGE– How about a Model 42 chambered in 38 special and .410 ?

    • David Wood December 23, 2016, 3:45 pm

      I guess these people do not trap. SAVAGE has a good gun that provides small entry with major knock down. The 22 mag round is very sought after because after many years it still does the job better than any other YET for a RIM Fire. Also the 22 mag has better penetration and distance than the 38 all day long. It will more than likely be my go to round when I start back trapping.

      • James Peterson January 5, 2017, 9:42 pm

        The 22 mag is made on the same machinery as the .17 mag. I was told by a rep at Hornady that the immense demand for the .17 mag caught them by surprise. Because of that, the production of .22 mag has suffered egregiously. Apparently, Hornady third parties it’s production of those two calibers. The whole explanation sounded strange. The obvious question is, ‘why not acquire more manufacturing capacity. A lot of business is being lost. It’s not the way a ‘market’ acts. Very strange. Very un-American. Very dumb.

  • Surculus January 21, 2016, 8:28 pm

    A combination in 22lr [most versatile rifle ammo] and 20ga [most versatile shotgun ammo.] Nuff said….

    • Dave Hicks January 21, 2016, 9:07 pm

      I have one more thing to say, “what happened to wood stocks” ?

      • SmokeHillFarm January 25, 2016, 9:11 pm

        While there is nothing so satisfying as a fine wood stock, both tactile and visually, for a utility gun that is likely to see a lot of rough use in the boonies, a synthetic stock is probably a better choice. If I were to buy this gun to carry around the farm and had the option of wood or synthetic — it would definitely be synthetic. Sudden rainstorms, dogs shaking off water when they get out of the pond, needing to lay the rifle down on wet grass or leaning it against chain link …. it’s also the reason I leave the nice Colt Diamondback in the sock drawer and carry the stainless Ruger every day.

  • Juan Santos January 21, 2016, 5:25 pm

    I purchase a model A17 when they first came out and like many others the magazine would drop unexpectedly, did not matter if you made sure the magazine was setting right, I like the A17 if not for that problem, did they ever fixed it?

  • Ron January 21, 2016, 3:58 pm

    I have savage 42 22lr/410 but want model 42 22mag/45colt/410 take down. Would be great Bug Out gun with 22/22mag revolver.

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  • Ryan January 21, 2016, 11:22 am

    Hey Savage, the Model 44 has been around for a while, lets step it up a notch and think out side the box. How about the we make a real practical combination like a .223, .243, or a .22-250 over a 20 gauge with a 3 inch chamber. And for the serious hunter how about a .270, .308, or a 7mm Rem. over a 12 gauge with a 3 inch chamber.

  • Ryan January 21, 2016, 11:20 am

    Hey Savage, the Model 44 has been around for a while, lets step it up a notch and think out side the box. How about the we make a real practical combination like a .223, .243, or a .22-250 over a 20 gauge with a 3 inch chamber. And for the serious hunter how about a .270, .308, or a 7mm Rem. over a 12 gauge with a 3 inch chamber. Now that is

  • Danny T January 21, 2016, 9:49 am

    Over the last ten years savage has really been paying attention to shooters and hunters. They are now my favorite. This is from a 66 year old gun addict. Thanks

  • plumbob January 21, 2016, 9:46 am

    I agree with Theseus regarding the 20 ga instead of the 410. I have no experience with 22 hornet so I cannot comment on that but I like 22 mag and I can buy it online at very reasonable prices here in AZ. My first shotgun was a 16 ga pump and it brought home a lot of rabbits and pheasants from the woods on our farm in Ohio. Unfortunately our farm is now an industrial park as Toledo grew and enveloped it.

  • Joseph January 21, 2016, 9:34 am

    A good .22 mag semi auto has been on my bucket list for forty years. will go for it provided it is available and affordable, both things that have killed other brands.

  • jay January 21, 2016, 7:08 am

    I have always appreciated having the 22LR and the Magnum around however try to find 22mag ammunition! There is none to be had around me in a 100 mile radius and 22LR is selling for 20 cents a piece and up which is ridicules!

  • Dan January 21, 2016, 6:53 am

    Savage… Is my next favorite firearms…. Have three now plan to add more this year!

  • Theseus January 21, 2016, 5:12 am

    If Savage would make the Model 42 available chambered for .22 Hornet over a 20 gauge shotgun, I would consider it a more viable one gun survival tool.
    The rifle in .22 hornet provides more “knock down power” and can be reloaded. The 20 gauge can be used for small and upland game and if loaded with a deer slug, could be used for some larger game.

    Savage has a tradition of offering shooters a good variety of options and to expand the available chambering of the Model 42 could be lucrative.

    • garland clifton January 21, 2016, 7:01 am

      good turkey gun also

    • Mark January 21, 2016, 9:10 am

      My mom took out 2 deer while taking a dump in the woods with a 410. My dad ,when he was alive,took plenty of deer and a few big catfish with a single shot 22 his lifetime. Of course I don’t hunt bigger game with a rimfire because it is illegal.

      • Archangel January 21, 2016, 11:09 am

        So, where is it legal to take deer with a 22 mag or even a .410?
        I would not use either to kill a deer unless it were pressed against their forehead.

        • Tom Horn January 21, 2016, 3:21 pm

          Though not allowed by most states laws, in a survival situation, a .410 slug is very capable of bringing down deer at short range (25-30 yds), with a well placed shot. Folks hunt deer every year with a .44 magnum handguns. This would be roughly the equivalent. Wouldn’t be my first choice, but if it was what I had in a survival situation, it would do.

        • Whyawannaknow1 January 23, 2016, 12:21 am

          Legal? Nowhere in USA I know of. But effective and frequently used? Wherever deer are eaten by cash poor, hungry country people who can shoot and have a .22 LR & a flashlight.

    • Tom Horn January 21, 2016, 3:03 pm

      Agree, If they would offer more chambering options, like they did with their old combo gun, Model 24, this rifle/shotgun combo would have a bigger following. That said, this take-down model is a, “Buy It,” from me.

      I have owned the model 42 in .22 LR/.410 for the last five years, and it is a real squirrel ‘n’ rabbit harvester. I removed the rear sight (they need to put rail on top) and replaced it with a red dot sight. It is fast to acquisition the target, and deadly with the .410, and #4’s, for follow-up shots (patterns well 25-30 yds). Small size makes it easy to maneuver in brush and brambles, and your not worried about scratchin’ up the furniture, with the durable poly stock (I did cover it with camo wrap, don’t care for red and black scheme).

      This is a great rifle/shotgun for the, “bug-out-bag,” or if you just enjoy small game hunting. Great for kids first firearm, easy to use, easy to clean/maintain. Fun to shoot (always amazed at the power coming from this pip squeak when I shoot the .410). Don’t over look this one.

  • Mr Robert Anton Novak January 21, 2016, 4:09 am

    I’m a huge fan of Savage arms. My first shotgun was a single action, my first .22 was a savage, now I have a Savage mod 64f, semi auto, its my go to small game rifle, and I love it. Still have the shotgun, and its still takes down plenty of game.

  • Mike January 20, 2016, 9:11 pm

    The folding model 42 has my attention…

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