Well, first off, it departs from the 40X in that the 40X was a full size center fire receiver converted to handle the diminutive .22LR cartridge. The V-22 has been designed from the ground up as a true-to-scale Rimfire receiver that fits the Rem 700 footprint as far as stocks and chassis’ go. It also runs a full size short action bottom metal (DBM) and our V-2210 magazine has an AICS form factor so it pops right in Chassis’ or other DBM’s made for such. The V-22 has a very unique control-round-feed protocol. The bolt has full capture control of the cartridge from the time it leaves the magazine until it ejects the spent round out the ejection port. The significance of that is two-fold. Great feed and extraction reliability and…equally as important, the cartridge is controlled in a way that it never touches anything on its entrance into the bore. There is no feed ramp, nor does the projectile go in at an angle that would damage it in any way. We all know how susceptible the soft lead of the .22LR is to accuracy degrading damage and minor nicks during the chambering process. It is eliminated in the V-22 geometry. We are also very proud to offer our V-22 Action in both left- and right-handed models.
Some may say its overkill to build a .22LR or 17HM2 to this level. Heck, most production center fire rifles don’t have a solid one piece bolt handle integral with the bolt body or an integral recoil lug like the V-22 does. We say if you want extreme reliability and accuracy in a repeater, there is no such thing as overkill.
Many great designs are conceived and exist out there in the world but the truly great ones are manufacturable on a large scale, repeatable, high tolerance level. The V-22 is such a design. Our ability to hold tolerances in the tenths of thousandths with a consistent repeatability while still producing a volume suitable to meet demand is testament to the inherent design characteristics Mike laid out at the very beginning. This ensures you, our valued customer, can count on the same quality in the thousandth rifle as came in the first.
All steps in our manufacturing process are done on state-of-the-art CNC equipment whether it is the creation of the receiver, bolt, barrel chambering or the little things like the pinned scope rail and threaded oversize bolt knob. Precision manufacturing exudes from every nook and cranny of this thing. It really is that awesome.
Couple all that precision manufacturing with an assembly build process handled by some of the most skilled craftsmen out there, all shooters themselves with a passion for perfection, and you have what is arguably one of the finest rifles built. It just happens to shoot one of the most fun cartridges there is…the .22LR.