I have a Savage Mark 2, and absolutely love it. It's dead on at 50, and even 70 yards (haven't gone any farther than that). It's fairly inexpensive to add a small 4x32mm scope, or even a cheap 3x9x40. But then again, I love the Ruger 10/22. It just depends on what your doing. If you are taking longer range shots, the 10/22 is good, but I find the savage better. However, if your doing squirrel hunting, It's DAMN hard to beat up to 50 rounds (although the 25 would probably be less cumbersome) of .22 hollow points at your disposal!