One of John M. Browning's last designs, the Browning SA-22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Rifle has stood the test of time, providing shooters with a slim, lightweight, ultra-reliable, takedown .22 rifle with extremely innovative features. The SA-22's receiver is machined from solid steel, and ejects cases out the bottom making it naturally ambidextrous. The receiver on the Grade I model is scroll engraved and has a high polished blued finish. The barrel also has a high polished blued finish, comes with a folding rear sight and a brass bead front sight, and is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. A gloss finished, checked walnut stock and forearm accentuates the SA-22's fine lines, while bringing out the beauty of the walnut and protecting it from the elements. The Browning SA-22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Rifle breaks down just in front of the receiver without tools by turning a knurled barrel nut for convenient transport and storage. Once the barrel is removed, the trigger assembly can be slid out for cleaning and lubrication. The tubular magazine is loaded through a port in the side of the stock, and unloaded by removing the follower tube from the buttstock. This is a high-grade .22 rifle for serious small game hunting, as well as training and plinking, and because of its innovative takedown design it also doubles as a survival rifle that's easy to take anywhere.
Best Take Down SA-22LR
When I fist shot the Browning SA-.22LR rifle it felt natural and a perfect fit for me. It's the first gun I pick up to go to the target range, then my pistols, and other guns. What I'd like though is a "quick load" device for loading into the breech load function as the little ammo can be difficult to handle one-at-a-time. If anyone knows of a "quick load" device for this great rifle let me know. I attached a nice scope and sling carry strap ad I'd use this as a "go to" weapon as a Prepper.
August 23, 2012
One of the best .22 autos you can find
This rifle is, in my opinion, the best rifle one can own for rabbit hunting and other non-benchrest type shooting. There are no plastic parts; nothing but steel and walnut. It will last you your lifetime and some of your heirs.
For me, the pointability of this rifle is second to none. You look at a target, and the sights just naturally align with it. Moving targets are easier with this gun than any other rifle I've tried.
Don't worry about the cost. That will be the first thing you forget about this rifle. Sure, it's more expensive initially, but is worth every penny.
Also, buy it while you're young so you can get an entire lifetime of use out of it before passing it on.
June 13, 2011
Long time friend
I purchased one of these rifles in 1995 and it has proven itself meny times over these past years. I still take it out to the range and can put almost all the bullets in a 50 cent piece target at 50 yeards.
May 25, 2011
Great rifle. Light, compact, accurate, reliable, easy to clean. I bought this because I had wanted one since I was a boy. Being a lefty, Semi autos always blew powder in my face. This gun ejects down instead of to the side.
November 7, 2010
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