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.
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.
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.