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 material is 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 250.00 deposit for Barreled actions or a 500.00 deposit on full builds. The remainder is due upon completion, prior to shipping. We accept all major credit cards, money orders or cash.
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 Krieger too. We are working with other manufactures too, such as Proof Research and will make an announcement as it and others are available.
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?
All our receivers and bolts are Melonite coated which also leaves a very nice flat black color on them. We can Cerakote the barrel to match the receiver, leave it stainless, or Cerakote the entire barreled action to one of many popular colors.
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 intracacies 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.