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Design:  The Vudoo Gun Works (VGW) V-22 Rimfire Repeater was designed and developed by our engineer, Mike Bush.  The receiver matches the physical footprint of the Remington 700 Short Action, but the technology is unique to Vudoo Gun Works and is Patent Pending.  Although it’s easy to say the V-22 is a “modern day” 40X, the features are a significant departure from the 40X, significantly, the V-22 was designed from the ground up to be a Precision Repeater.  The unique Vudoo Rimfire Magazine is an AICS form factor, meaning the magazine will fit any DBM or Chassis that accepts an AICS magazine.  The V-22 is truly a “true-to-scale” Precision Rimfire Repeater.


What is your current lead time?
Full builds are approximately 30-45 days if your selected stock or chassis is in stock and barreled actions are right around 30 days.


What material are the action and bolt made from?
Our V-22 action is made from stainless steel with an integral recoil lug, side bolt release, 8-40 scope rail threads, and will take a Remington 700 trigger. Our stainless bolt is a one piece design meaning the handle is not a silver soldered piece.  The swept bolt handle is threaded with a standard 5/16-24 thread and will accept many aftermarket knobs.


What material are your barrels made from and what are the dimensions of your contours?
Our barrels are stainless steel, single point cut rifling .217/.222 with 1:16 twist rate to our specification from the top barrel makers in the country to optimize 40gr rimfire bullets.

  • KUKRI: Currently our heaviest contour, it is like a light varmint profile.
    1.2” Breech – .870” Muzzle
  • SPECTER: Medium contour like a heavy sporter profile
    1.2” Breech – .680” Muzzle
  • RANCH: Is our lightest field contour like a medium sporter
    1.15” Breech – .625” Muzzle


Will the V-22 shoot any .22LR ammo? What chamber do you use?
The short answer is, yes.  The V-22 RAVAGE chamber, designed by Mike Bush, is a Super Match Grade chambering, compatible with the higher quality 22LR Match ammunition, but will shoot non-match ammo.  Some brands may not extract from the chamber if not fired due to projectile shape.  This is a short match chamber so the projectile just touches the lands.


What torque setting should I use on the action screws?
65 inch-pounds unless otherwise recommended by a specific chassis maker.


Do I have to pay in full when I order?
No, we require a 30% down payment and the remainder is due upon completion, prior to shipping. We accept all major credit cards, money orders, or personal check.


What twist rate are your barrels?
Our barrels are a 1:16, 6 groove, single point cut, and hand lapped.


What barrel makes are available?
We primarily use our own Vudoo barrel we call the Ace. However, we stock Bartlein and Proof Research as options for the V22 Repeater. We also stock Bartlein, Benchmark and Shilen as options for the V22S Single Shot.


What thread pitch is your muzzle?
Our barrels are threaded 1/2X28 TPI which fits most any suppressor or muzzle brake. All threaded barrels come with a thread protector.


What coatings are used on the Vudoo V-22?
E-series Cerakote for the Bolt and H-Series Cerakote for the Action and the barrel.


What MOA should I choose for my scope rail?
That depends on what scope you use and the maximum distance you will shoot. A ‘0’ MOA rail will be adequate if you don’t shoot much past 150 yds. Our most popular rail is ‘20’ MOA as it will allow most 30mm scopes to dial back down to 25 yds for many 22 matches and reach out as far as 350 yards. We also offer ‘25’ and ‘30’ MOA to reach out even further but keep in mind your scope may not be able to dial down to 25 yards depending on how much travel it has.


How do your actions work and what is control round feed?
Our V-22 action does not use a feed ramp, it is a full control round feed. The bolt picks up the top round of the magazine and carries it straight into the chamber which prevents damage to the soft lead of the .22LR. This contributes greatly to accuracy.


Does Vudoo just sell complete rifles?
No, we offer our barreled action to those who may already have a stock or chassis they want to use. We offer our actions only to gunsmiths that have been vetted by us so we can make sure they understand some of the intricacies of this new system. There are many differences from the old 40X that need to be understood. We also sell optics, bipods, rings, and other accessories in a package with your build so ask if you would like something custom.


What do I need to look for in a scope?
We recommend something that will parallax (focus) down to 25 yds. A lot of 22 matches have stages with small targets as close as 25 yards and you need to focus to see them. We really like the Night Force F1 ATACR 7-35, Vortex Razor 3-18, Vortex PST Gen 2, Kahles 3-18, or 10-50.


Do you have a layaway program?
Yes, We require a 20% non-refundable deposit with the balance being paid over 4 equal monthly payments. The rifle will ship to your FFL when paid in full. If your order is canceled, will refund all but the non-refundable deposit.


Do you have any credit card fees?
Please send a Personal or Cashiers check for the balance. Use of Credit Cards after the initial deposit are subject to a 3% card fee of all remaining charges. We also accept ACH payments. Give us a call and we will get you the required ACH authorization form to complete.


Is lot testing accuracy testing?
It is often misunderstood that lot testing at one of the major ammo manufacturing facilities is accuracy testing. Lot testing, compares several on-hand lot #’s against each other to determine which of those lots are best in your rifle. Occasionally, the lot #’s on hand won’t produce the consistency your rifle is capable of and may require a broader range of lot #’s to test with.  It is not uncommon for your rifle to shoot better with ammo you have on hand rather than the lots that happen to be tested at the time your rifle is there.


It becomes accuracy testing when that ammo is simultaneously shot through a chronograph to determine the extreme spread (ES) and standard deviation (SD) within that string of shots fired in any given group. Without this critical information, it is impossible to determine if a ‘flyer’ in any given group is a concern of the rifle or a change in the velocity of the ammo being tested. Bryan Litz of Applied Ballistics has volumes of information on this subject published and available for your consumption. We cannot and do not guarantee any outcome from lot testing.