Savage A22 in 22 LR First Shots Review with Patrick Kelley

Think the Ruger 10/22 is the end-all, be-all of rimfire autoloaders? Well, Patrick Kelley’s newest video might give you reason to rethink that. Taking a different approach to his Out of the Box reviews, Mr. Kelley decided to take his new Savage A22 in .22 Long Rifle out to the range to sight in his Burris FastFire III and make sure it ran with his choice of 22LR ammo. If you shoot a lot of rimfire, especially 22LR, then you’re probably familiar with how finicky some guns are about the ammo they use. Patrick decided to try out 10 rounds each of 5 different ammo brands to see what works best before he takes the Savage A22 out to a match later this weekend.

See how the Savage A22 worked through its first 50 rounds:

It looks like the Savage A22 will gobble up just about any 22LR ammo you feed it. We’ll have to see how it handles in the rigors of a match. The .22 Long Rifle version of the Savage A22 has just hit the market, but the A22 in .22 Magnum (WMR) has been out for a while and you can get the A17 in .17 HMR as well.

Like what you see? Take a look at Defender Outdoor’s selection of Savage Rimfire Rifles!

What do you think? Would you give the Savage A22 in .22 LR a try? Let us know in the comments.

Video courtesy of Patrick Kelley. Give him a like or follow to help him keep making these videos. Got a question for Pat? Leave a comment on his video or on here and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can!

Edit: Edited to show that the Savage A22 is now on the market and available to buy at DefenderOutdoors. To view the product, click here: Savage A22 in .22LR.

6 Comments On This Article

  1. Pretty Gay Presentation .. Not Impressed .. Showed nothing of How each Bullet Hit the Target or Possible Accuracy Issues the gun may have …! Most any Auto .22 can Pop-off at a Reliable rate .. Demo. was Basically meaningless ..

    • You should watch that presentation remark – it cut the nuts off of the rest of your comment. There is no reason to make any sexual orientation reference in your comments, and you probably already know what people think of your use of it here.


  2. It is obvious the gun runs , but if you can’t reliably hit a squirrel’s head at twenty-five yards you might as well shoot an electric squirt gun . IS IT ACCURATE ?
    I’m glad you got to reminisce about rhythm band from grade school .

  3. Jack and Diane Frith

    I would like to see a comparison of the ruger (10/22 out of box) & the new savage a22 22lr ( out of the box ) No mods on either them.