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first rifle, savage 64, need scope and sling

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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hey everyone, new to rifles and i did some research and chose the savage 64. Wanted the ruger 10 22 but decided to go the cheap way. Anyway, i am pretty new to guns and dont know the first thing about adding extras on to a gun.. i was wondering what scope is reccommended for my rifle. Also, what else am i going to need to mount it onto my gun. Also what will i need to put a sling on it as well. Thanks in advance from a beginner!
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Did your Savage 64 come with iron sights? If so, IMHO, it would be a good idea to practice with them for awhile and get used to the gun's behavior and capabilities. You might find you like open sights. You can always add a scope later.

If the 64 did not come with iron sights, it is probably already drilled and tapped for bases and rings to mount a scope. It is not hard to do, but many shops will mount and bore sight a new scope for free or a nominal charge if you buy one. For a first, that might be the way to go.

There are a lot of scopes out there. In general, the more you spend the more you get, but you can get reasonable first gun performance from a budget scope. 3-9 zoom is common, but 9 zoom is a bit much for a rimfire, so if you get that zoom, start off by using the lower powers.
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