Best .22 Bolt Action Rifle

Best .22 Bolt Action Rifle

A review of high end .22 sporting rifles and the best .22 sporter : the Winchester Model 52.


  1. Paul Deahl on November 22, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I have a Winchester 52C Sporting and a Savage 19NRA and both of these guns are amazingly accurate. With the right ammo either one will put 5 rounds into a dime sized group at 50 yards.

    Oddly enough the Win loves CCI Blazer as well as Federal Match, and Wolf. The Savage likes Wolf and Federal Match.

  2. James T Boehm on November 22, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    3 yrs ago and you missed CZ 452 and following models. You also missed the 69A.

  3. Ron Sindric on November 22, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    OK, you are talking about SPORTERS. But, you did not say so in the vid’s title, A good post. But, will you ever review mid-priced .22 rifles like the KIMBER OF OREGON GOVERNMENT and the precision ANSCHUTZ 54.30 ?

  4. dlwbjw on November 22, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I am 74 years young, and have been squirel hunting for around 62 years. I have had the pleasure of owning both 52 and 541-S, They both shoot better than I ever could. I prefer the rem 541-S because it is lighter.

  5. Dave Gault on November 22, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    G’day the .22 at the top of the table in front of you can you spell that for me i think that is the model my dad had and i would love to try and find one for my self as it was a great .22 lr. Thanks in advance.

  6. Vinh Ha on November 22, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    I bought my CZ452 ultra lux, last year… but the other 2 I didn’t have it but… the CZ is one of the best .22 I ever own… love it… look long barrel is sexy, but some do like some don’t… but I shot it.. it’s extremely accurate … thumb up for CZ…

  7. Oneofthetwelve on November 22, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Mike, you should make lots of 1/2 hour videos !

  8. pepperoni prepper on November 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    when you finally explained how you view the rifle as fire arm art…it all made sense. till that point i was yelling at the screen saying the cz is by far the best (not that i am biased lol )

  9. Daniel Gresek on November 22, 2021 at 10:01 pm


  10. Scott Eger on November 22, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I was faced with the best 22lr bolt-action dilemma a while ago…ended up with a Tikka T1x and it’s awesome. I’m still going to get a CZ because it was the other choice and I do like it too…don’t think you can go wrong with either one. I use a variety of CCI 22 ammo and it all works great.

  11. Richard Hoepfner on November 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I bought a CZ 452 Style in 2011 just before they were is continued. It has a Nickle finish and synthetic Monte Carlo stock with no sights. I put a Burris Fullfield 3-9×40 on it and shoots MOA consistently.

  12. Michael Trotter on November 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Parlor pistol. Was like darts back in the day.

  13. Robert DeVito on November 22, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Usually when I find a channel I watch a few videos before I subscribe, but when I first saw one of your videos (on the Rossi pump) I subscribed halfway through the video, I really enjoy your presentation.

  14. Mikey22LR on November 22, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    That wad cutter looked like it was a DIY project. 🙂

  15. olhippie1 on November 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    You need to get a Ruger 77/22 and review it. I believe you’ll see that it is in the same class of fine rifles as those you’ve revived in this video. I do agree with you judgement of the Winchester 52 a being the Zenith of .22 sporter quality, but the Ruger and Remington 541S are also in the high class range of 22 bolt spotters, also the Browning T bolt is a worth member of that class as well. Perhaps the finest of all would be the Cooper Arms "Jaskson Squirrel" rifle.

  16. Charley Walker on November 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing your videos and keep them coming please.

  17. Hovik John Seropyan on November 22, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Sir do you have experience with Steyr Zephyr/2 and what do you think of it. Great video.

  18. Jason Mitchell on November 22, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    who is the maker of that lovely little pistol in the beginning of the video?

  19. Tim on November 22, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for another great video. I just became the proud owner of a CZ 455 Trainer. Would you happen to have any information about the scope mount on the CZ 455 in your video? I would like to put optics on my CZ 455, and I am currently researching mounting options. Thanks again!

  20. Jim The Meek on November 22, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I love the Remington 513T and the Kimber Hunter Sillhouette

  21. Steve douglas on November 22, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Funny thing, finding a used 7722 is difficult and expensive. Anywhere between 850 to over 1000 dollars, and they are usually sold by auction before I can get my hands on one Ruger should still make them.

  22. BeTeP Bo/u on November 22, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    There is no doubt (I mean .22LR):
    #1= Anschultz
    #2= Sako
    #3= Tikka, Weihrauch, Krico 301

    #10+ some of the American rifles that are not good at all!

  23. FABULOUS OFF ROAD DESIGNS on November 22, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I believe you are likely right, but for me the Remington 541-T is irreplaceable. The modified 6 lug bolt from the Model 788 center fire action in a 22LR rim fire is quite unique.

  24. Danilo Zanata on November 22, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    This Guy have some jewells Guns my god

  25. Snickel Fritz on November 22, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Great video. It is hard for anyone of us to say what the best .22 bolt action is because it is doubtful than anyone of us have extensively shot all of the top tier rifles. I understand what you are doing by comparing the big companies offerings with each other. Cooper, Kimber, and Dakota all made high end bolt action .22 rifles. I think CZ are very good shooters but their triggers and bolts do not put them in the same class as the Winchester and Anschutz. Some people are paying up to $800 dollars for a 452 now. I’ve owned a 452 in the past and while they are nice rifles they aren’t $800 dollars of nice. Maybe 5 to 6 bills of rifle in my opinion. 77/22 is my go to rifle but the stock triggers are really heavy. I’ve replaced mine and it is one hell of a shooter and in my favorite caliber .22 WMR. I would place the Ruger in a tier below the 52 Winchester and 54 Anschutz. The 77/22 action is much better built than the CZ which almost feels Marlin-esque. I hate Marlin Bolt actions. Want something cheap but accurate buy a Savage.

  26. Carlos De La Cadiz on November 22, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Bolt actions are fun.

  27. Rick Manley on November 22, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    The 2021 CZ Jaguar has a threaded barrel. I bet that is really quiet with a suppressor with standard velocity (1080fps) ammunition.

  28. Globe Earth Eulogy on November 22, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    CZ is certainly worth every penny! Awesome rifles and great video!🤙🏼

  29. John Stewart on November 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I shoot the CCI Quiet 22’s in my CZ 457. Neighbor thought it was a pellet gun. Long barrel, tight lock-up = QUIET. Use the Doctor’s Disclaimer: “In MY hands…..”

  30. jjiacobucci on November 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you !

  31. Ray Ditzenberger on November 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    It is a very pretty gun and shoots verywell. Mine has probably 100 rounds thru it shooti g squirrels and a few woodpeckers that was chewing up my house

  32. Robin Peck on November 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I thought we had all agreed many years ago that the all time best .22 sporter was the Brno Model 5. …followed by the Brno Model 2.

  33. 3ducs on November 22, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I got to handle a Model 52 Sporting today, a near perfect example made in 1935, it was exquisite. There may have been better .22 sporting rifles made but I haven’t seen any I would choose over the Model 52.

  34. Steve douglas on November 22, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I recently picked up a 1937 Remington 341. I’m gonna drill and tap for a scope, and gonna also do a trigger job on it.

  35. pepepepert on November 22, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    No Cooey model 60 then this list is missing the true champ.

  36. keen2b on November 22, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    If I had to choose one it would be the Anschutz every time, Having owned one for over 20years zero’ed at 50yards along with a quality scope, It as never been changed since!!! The rifle as been well used for culling Rabbits, In all this time the bore as only been cleaned 10 times! As never let me down once, By the way I’ve only had one rifle in my life having read Homer Keith’s (American) book on shooting and guns in which he states the best rifle to buy in 22lr is an Anschutz bolt action rifle match accuracy reliable, Cheap to buy S/hard use Winchester subsonic you ammo you wont be disappointed!!

  37. R Taylor on November 22, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Marlin 82 is the best 22 bolt action

  38. Robert Dancho on November 22, 2021 at 10:36 pm


  39. Oneofthetwelve on November 22, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Hi. I found an old Squire Bingham with nice checkering and cheek-riser. Nice woodwork. Looks like a 14-D?
    Not much I can find out about them. The rifle is in fabulous condition and I like the trigger-break and small straight-bolt. Like a mini- M-96 sporter. Cheers

  40. Someone Else on November 22, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I’m a huge fan of CZ. We have several 457’s (one is the jaguar model) and one 455 scout which is great for small kids to learn on .

  41. Ray Ditzenberger on November 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I also have a remington 341p bolt that is a fine shooting rifle

  42. Jeff Scuderi on November 22, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Krico sako ksa mauser Cooper kimber Remington Browning ruger cz cugir beretta

  43. Sean Juan on November 22, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I really enjoy my Voere .22’s The German made bolt action is a exceptionally easy to shoot well.

  44. Bryant Gill on November 22, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    My favorite bolt action 22 long rifle is the very old Winchester model 67 single shot,, it’s not very elegant but it’s the most accurate 22 I’ve ever shot, thanx to the long barrel and long sight radius,, it’s a damn fine shooter,,& it will shoot with the best "fancier" brand name rifles,, it’s more accurate than most anything else I’ve shot…Thanks Mr.USOG,, the way where are you,, i live in the Southeastern part of the U.S. in the Carolinas

  45. Ray Ditzenberger on November 22, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    My first was a browning t bolt in 1969 in think

  46. Jeff Mize on November 22, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Hello and thank you for your educational and informative videos. I came across a Polish made Circle 11 Model 1954 today in a pawn shop with an asking price of $500.00. They believe, but they are not sure, that it is a .22 LR caliber. It looks to be in an average used condition. I am not able to find any information on the internet about this rifle and I’m wondering if you would have any insight into these. Thank you.

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  48. MJDT78 D on November 22, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I would not change my 455 HB for any other rifle.

  49. William Gunnarsson on November 22, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Savage/Anschutz .22.

  50. Steve douglas on November 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I know what you mean by art. I like most all guns, but I gravitate to minimalism. A walnut stock, no checkering like my 722.