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Thread: B17, B22 and B22 Mag Customer Satisfaction Poll

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    B17, B22 and B22 Mag Customer Satisfaction Poll

    For those of you who have purchased/own a Savage B17, B22 or B22 Mag, on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best) what's your overall grade for the rifle you purchased in terms of build quality, reliability and owner satisfaction in it's "as delivered" stock form. You can comment down below to say what specific model you purchased and explain the score you gave if you like. You can also mention what (if anything) you have changed on the rifle since purchasing it.


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    B22 XP ..Very happy with fit finish and accuracy right out of the box. Came with Weaver scope as part of the promotion.
    Only complaint would be magazine charging..the last 3 in are a pain...took magazine apart (wedge something in to keep red plastic part from spinning) and slowly release tension noting direction of travel..reassemble with only 1/2 turn to spring. Be sure to note the "first shell in" position when reassembling. One part of the red plastic has a "bump on it indicating "first shell in". After doing this I cycled thru and recharged several times and it seems to work ok. I cannot guarantee that it will work for someone else however. Patience is required!! Only try this if you have a spare magazine!!!

    I also did a cheapy cheek riser using 3/4 foam pipe insulation and 2 of the wife's black nylon foot stockings. Sounds weird but looks and works fine

    Last edited by Retired; 01-24-2019 at 01:22 PM. Reason: additional info

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    B22fv, nothing done to it. Great little shooter. Mags are a pain to load until they break in a little, iv got 2 spares but never seem to use them. Usually get groups smaller then a dime @50 yards with blazer and federal bulk if I do my part.

    It it be nice if there was a little less flex in the forend as I shoot mainly off a bipod but again if I do my part it doesn’t seem to affect much.

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    Smile Savage B22 FV-SR

    I have the B 22 FV-SR with a Center Fire 3-9 x 40mm AO Scope. I do plan on upgrading the Scope to one with more power before Spring. I'd give it a rating of 4. Good shooter, still undecided about the magazine. Stock is an improvement over the stocks on the Mk ll. All in all a great gun at this price point.

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    Just picked up a B22F sporter 22lr. I’m done with the 10/22 ( they don’t seem to make em like they used to). Took it out to sight in today. Absolutely love it! The mag does take some getting used to, but it seems like if I load it with authority it’s just fine. Very good fit and finish. Wonderful to shoot. Good accuracy. My new 22 standard rifle.

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    This is my first Savage a B22G. I just purchased it three weeks ago and shot it the first time two days ago. I've been away from rimfire for many years but I'm back now with this new Savage. It is early but so far I am impressed with this gun. Quality is top notch in my opinion. This is a great looking gun with the hardwood stock and dark treated steel. It is a challenge to find a 22RF with a stock that fits an adult. This one does a good job of it. No problems so far and my only complaint is loading the mags and that is improving the more I do it. I would have rated it a 5 if the mags were more user friendly. Great job Savage .

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    Recently purchased the B22 magnum with wood stock. I have to say the quality of this rifle is outstanding. Cant say that I am thrilled with the accuracy so far but it is a lengthy process to find the right combination of ammo brand, bullet weight, clean or dirty barrel etc.. I have seen a few reviews on this gun that suggest that it is minute of angle @ 100. From what I am seeing from my gun it is more like 1 1/2" on a good day. I have been through about 7 different types of ammo so far. Best group so far has been 3/4" 5 shot group at 70 yds. with the federal ammo.It wants to shoot the hornady 30gr. V max but can't get past the fliers. It does seem to lean towards the faster velocity rounds. Shot about 50 rounds today and the CCI 40 gr. +v ammo did best with a 7 shot group @ 1 1/4" @ 70 yds.. Seems like the groups were starting to open upas the gun gets dirtier because the federal only managed 1 1/2" in 7 shots today. I did find a posible issue that could be affecting accuracy this evening. I checked the free float on the barrel and found that it wasn't floated all the way down to the barrel nut. started to have clearance issues about 2 inches before getting to the barrel nut. I addressed the problem and fully cleaned the barrel so I will start from scratch again! I am a big fan of glass bedding but a wood stock but I see no reason to go through the trouble with this particular gun at this point because the stock fit is excellent around the receiver and the tang is inset into the stock so everything is nice and tight and it is a low recoil gun anyways so I do not feel like anything is moving around. With that being said, The couple times that the accuracy has been at it's worst were very humid wet days which tells me that the humidity is having it's way with the wood stock. Would love to be able to do moa @ 100 but we will see.

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    This is my first post on this site. I recently bought a B22FV, my first rifle in 50 years. Pistols are getting to be kind of difficult. I put a Bushnell 6-24 x 40 scope on it.

    Anyway, I have only been to the range 3 times and have been learning how to set it up and shoot it at 50 yards. I will probably always use it more as a bench rifle. I have a Caldwell BR front rest and their rear bag. First time out I used a variety of cheap ammo and shot groups between .75 and 1.5 inches, CCI SV was a little better than Aquila Super Xtra and all 3 Federals not so good.

    Next trip I tried 2 subsonic rounds including one from Eley. Not so good. CCI SV was about .75" and SK Plus about .625. Starting to realize that my back bag is not so good and that the flexible stock forend is a bit of a problem.

    Third time out I started shooting the less expensive of the match ammo, SK Std Plus, RWS Target Rifle and Wolf Match Target. Best groups with these just under .5 ". The biggest problems seem to be the rear bag, the flexible forend, and of course me.

    Based on my lack of experience with any rifles, but with the results I am getting I would say this is a great little rifle, especially for the price. The only issues I see are the flexible forend and of course the magazine, which isn't terrible until sometimes the last 2 or 3 rounds. So I couldn't quite give it a 5 and had to go with the 4 (but should probably give it a 4.7).

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    I purchased my B17 FV a few weeks ago to replace a 93R17 that I passed down to my son. Right now the only additions I have done are a DIP 25-moa rail with a Redfield 4-12x40 scope with Warne Maxima rings.

    As of now, I have been extremely impressed with the rifle compared to the older 93R series. The trigger is much improved (was set to the lowest pull weight from the factory) and does not have the grittiness of the 93R trigger. The bolt handle is bigger with knurling on it also which makes it much easier to work the bolt.

    The stock is a solid improvement with regards to comb height for use with a scope and the pistol grip. My barrel slightly presses against the left side of the barrel channel so I am unsure how much that has affected my accuracy. In regards to accuracy, I have shot a few 5-shot groups under a 1/2" so far at 50 yards with Hornady 20-grain xtp rounds.

    Even with the subpar forend of the stock, I still rated the B17 as a 5-star due to the better price compared to other rimfires like the CZ and Tikka. I can hopefully purchase a new MDT LSS-RF chassis later this month and will see how it shoots with a better chassis.

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