Savage A22 Takedown: Rimfire Versatility By: Kat Ainsworth


Looking for a compact, portable rifle? Savage Arms has you covered with the A22 Takedown. It’s a 22LR rifle designed in the takedown style, meaning it can be made smaller simply be separating the forend from the receiver. This gun is versatile, portable, and fun to use. Best of all, it’s useful; the A22 Takedown can be used for everything from plinking to hunting pests and varmints.

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According to the gun maker, the A22 Takedown presents an effortless breakdown, acting as the perfect backpack gun for tough hunts and hikes. (Photo credit: Savage Arms)

Savage Arms provides details of the rifle:

Meet your new go-anywhere rimfire rifle. This take-down rimfire rifle will quickly become your go-to backpack rifle. Camping, hiking, boating, hitting the range or any outdoor activity, this rifle breaks down to easily transport with you in your pack. Breaking open this A Series Takedown is as simple as a twist. Additional magazine storage in the buttstock or dry storage in the pistol grip are added features that make this rifle a purpose-built tool for your outdoor adventures. Available in 22 LR, no other rimfire rifles brings this level of flexibility.

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The gun has a compartment located in the buttstock that can be used to store things like spare mags. (Photo credit: Savage Arms)

Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms, said, “No other rimfire rifles bring the versatility and flexibility of the A22 Takedown. Weighing in at only 6lbs and available in 22LR, this rifle is specifically designed to improve your outdoor adventures with the ability to easily transport it in your pack.”

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This gun is both useful and fun to run whether you’re shooting cans or hunting squirrels. (Photo credit: Savage Arms)

Savage A22 Takedown Features

  • Semi-automatic rimfire action
  • Takedown configuration
  • Synthetic stock includes a storage compartment in the pistol grip and a magazine compartment in the cheek riser
  • 18” carbon steel, matte black barrel
  • Low-profile sights
  • 0 MOA Picatinny Rail with iron sight channel thru rail
  • Tang safety
  • 10-round rotary magazine
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger (3-5 lbs)
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In the above picture, you can see the A22 Takedown with the forend separated from the receiver. (Photo credit: Savage Arms)

The rifle has a Picatinny rail over the receiver for aftermarket optics and accessories. It’s designed to fit in backpacks or to store in a smaller space inside a vehicle and weighs just over six pounds, empty. And because it’s chambered in 22LR, carrying extra ammo for the rifle doesn’t involve significantly heavy additions to your pack. Overall this is a great rimfire for backpackers, varmint hunters, and anyone looking for a fun but purposeful rifle.

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  • Manufacturer: Savage Arms
  • Model: A22 Takedown
  • Action: Takedown
  • Ejection Port: Right
  • Barrel Color: Black
  • Barrel Finish: High Luster
  • Barrel Length: 18 inches
  • Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Magazine Quantity: 1
  • Magazine Capacity: 10
  • Hand: Right
  • Length of Pull: 13.5 inches
  • Magazine: Rotary
  • Overall Length: 36.875 inches
  • Rate of Twist: 1 in 16
  • Receiver Color: Blued
  • Receiver Finish: High Luster
  • Receiver Material: Carbon Steel
  • Type: Rimfire
  • Stock Color: Black
  • Stock Finish: Matte
  • Stock Material: Synthetic
  • Stock Type: Sporter
  • Weight: 6.3 pounds
MSRP for the Savage Arms A22 Takedown is set at $479.00.