To most folks, a bolt action .22 caliber rifle is literally a “backyard plinker” and they would be right with that assessment , a bolt action .22 isn’t really good for anything except paper, steel targets, or, if you like shooting varmints, then a bolt-action .22 is ideal. The gun itself isn’t a big financial investment, nor is the ammunition, it’s about the cheapest shooter out there and truth be told, their kind of fun.
If you are lucky enough to have a place out in the country with a few acres, then you can probably identify with the man in the video. He practices with his .22 alot and he uses it for pest control and it seem just perfect for that. He has it suppressed so that he doesn’t bother his neighbors and that’s also a bonus, especially if you’re shooting pesky critters to keep them out of your chicken coop and out of your garden.
The rifle that the gentleman in the video is using, is the Savage Mark II FV-SR and here is what Savage Arms has to say about it:
MARK II FV-SR
Raise the bar in 22 LR performance. The Mark II FV SR offers user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ technology for crisp, customized trigger pulls. Its heavy, button-rifled, 16.5-inch barrel is also fluted, threaded and paired with a black synthetic stock. The rifle has a 5-round detachable box magazine and one-piece scope rail.
- AccuTrigger for a crisp, personalized trigger pull
- 16.5-inch heavy carbon steel barrel
- Button rifling, barrel fluting and threaded muzzle
- Black synthetic stock
- 5-round detachable box magazine
- One-piece scope rail
SKU Number28702MSRP$289.00ActionBoltBarrel ColorBluedBarrel FinishMatteBarrel Length (in)/(cm)16.5 / 41.910Barrel MaterialCarbon SteelCaliber22 LRMagazine Capacity5HandRightLength of Pull (in)/(cm)13.9 / 35.306MagazineDetachable Box MagazineOverall Length (in)/(cm)35.25 / 89.535Rate of Twist (in)1 in 16Receiver ColorBluedReceiver FinishMatteReceiver MaterialCarbon SteelTypeRimfireStock ColorBlackStock FinishMatteStock MaterialSyntheticStock TypeVarmint
Weight (lb)/(kg)5.5 / 2.49
Okay now that you’re up to speed on the hardware, let’s listen to what the guy in the video has to say.