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During Mossy Oak's special event that brought together several of its licensees, we were able to look closely at the new Savage Arms B22.
This particular gun we took a look at (the B22 FV-SR) was suppressor-ready and had a nice vertical pistol grip, which made the handling more sturdy and comfortable. The stock's design had an ergonomic edge to it, without appearing too robotic or modular.
What was really noticeable was the large bolt knob and pre-installed piccatinny rail, which was a nice way to guarantee a good scope mounting process.
A 10-round rotary magazine and Savage's AccuTrigger technology round out the extra features.
Some of the models have heavy barrels, some are stainless, and (like the FV-SR) come threaded and suppressor-ready.
You can see all the configurations and models available on SavageArms.com.
The main appeal of the new B22 models is the variation, followed by the price. Gun companies don't crank out this many new models of guns unless they've heard feedback and requests from their legion of customers, which is always a good sign.
We have to give it to Savage Arms; this is a smart addition and a way to continue its positive impression on a good number of firearm owners.