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Savage model 5 .22

Frankdent64Frankdent64 Posts: 1 New Member
I inherited an old Savage .22 model 5 rifle. Is this a rimfire or centerfire gun? What ammo choices do I have for this gun?

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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,410 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #2 Accepted Answer
    Rimfire. Specifically made for 22 Long Rifle.

    Mike

    ETA...it'll probably handle Shorts or Longs also.
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,561 Senior Member
    #3 Accepted Answer
    Welcome.

    Should be stamped on the barrel, but brief net research seems to indicate a tube-fed rifle that will shoot the rimfire .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle cartridges interchangeably.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,410 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #4 Accepted Answer
    FWIW, if looking for accuracy, stick with 22 Shorts for close range, and LR for longer shots. Longs (I haven't seen any for decades) are reliably inaccurate, but probably worth their weight in gold nowadays.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,318 Senior Member
    #5 Accepted Answer
    FWIW, if looking for accuracy, stick with 22 Shorts for close range, and LR for longer shots. Longs (I haven't seen any for decades) are reliably inaccurate, but probably worth their weight in gold nowadays.

    Mike
    I have a couple of boxes on my desk right now!  CCI still makes them.  I Think Remington does too.  Some of my old .22s do better with them so every time I see some I clear out the inventory.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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