One of John M. Browning's last designs, the Browning Semi-Auto Grade I .22LR Rifle has stood the test of time as one of the first autoloading rimfires. Browning's genius shines through in every feature, including the adjustable sights with gold bead front, bottom ejection, tubular 12 + 1 magazine, and crossbolt safety. The Semi-Auto Grade I .22 LR Rifle's steel receiver features the Takedown design and scroll engraving. The rifle, complete with a polished blued, 19-1/4'' steel barrel and gloss finish American walnut checkered stock, is drilled and tapped for scope mounts.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkySoldier1963 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Voytec 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by fisheverydaydave 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4playxj BA 22
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