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Old 05-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Who has one and what do you think of the gun? Is it worth the money ($500 MSRP) compared to other .22WMR rifles like Marlins new XT series. I've seen them at the local sporting goods store and it seems like a well made gun. I've never owned/shot a Savage firearm so I'm looking from opinions from those who have.

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Old 05-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Concedering retail price is $478 guess you payed pretty much retail + tax?? Many stores discount too. $425 + tax at my LGS .Many .22 mags will not be as accurate as ,say a 17hmr or a .22lr shooting good match ammo BUT try different .22mag loads to find the one it likes best. You may find the V-max bullets work best but gota try them to real know. Go over the rimfirecentral drop down to the savage section and post your questions there. WAY more info on rimfires in general there.

great looking rifle . Now you need a 4-16 or 6-24 scope. Ask there also but don't be surpised if mullers apv series tops the list.

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Actually, I don't own one but am considering buying one after seeing the gun at the local Academy (FYI, I checked earlier today and it retails for $399 at the store). I believe in doing the research BEFORE buying something if possible. It saves a lot of grief and more than a few surprises later on. That's why I'm asking here if anyone has experience with this model and can give me a first hand opinion. It seems like a nice gun.

Anyway, since I already have a number of rifles in .22LR and .17HMR, I am interested in adding a nice .22WMR to the group and this might fit the bill nicely.

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To bad they don't make Calico in 22 mag

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Concedering retail price is $478 guess you payed pretty much retail + tax?? Many stores discount too. $425 + tax at my LGS .Many .22 mags will not be as accurate as ,say a 17hmr or a .22lr shooting good match ammo BUT try different .22mag loads to find the one it likes best. You may find the V-max bullets work best but gota try them to real know. Go over the rimfirecentral drop down to the savage section and post your questions there. WAY more info on rimfires in general there.

great looking rifle . Now you need a 4-16 or 6-24 scope. Ask there also but don't be surpised if mullers apv series tops the list.
As he indicates, he is doing the research first. High-powered scope? The .22 Mag is a 125 yard cartridge...

Nice looking gun. I'd focus on trigger pull (bring a spent, washed, .22 to the gun shop to dry fire a couple).
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I just bought a 93 that I had Savage re-barrel from 17 HMR to 22 MAG. It is LH, SS, and has the thumbhole stock. Nice looking gun. Shot 3 1/4" - 1 1/2" 5 shot groups @ 200 FEET with it out of the box, not trying any other ammo. Several kinks to work out, but I expect it to do everything I want it to. (I also expect to reduce that group size.)

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i have a Savage M93 in 17 HMR and can safely say it's very accurate. i am very pleased with mine and would give lots of consideration to buying another one chambered in 22 Mag. $499 seems a little high though. i would shop around and see if you could get a better deal.

my recommendations on making a choice between the 17HMR or the 22WMR is this. if you plan on doing more hunting, go with the 22WMR. if you plan on shooting paper targets, then go with the 17HMR.

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He's allready got 17hmr and .22lr so what even he does hopefully the rifle he buys will shot well.

rachilders Know matter what the few other here will say you should all ready know savages build some great shooters and a few turds no matter the rimfire caliber. They did have some barrel issues a while back. If the rifle you get is a current new model it should shoot .If is older inventory that been hanging around a while you may get a turd. Send it back to have it fixed . Or buy a CZ.

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I've got a model 93 BTVS in .22WMR and its a great gun. Groups weren't the best out of the box (weren't bad either) but after about 100+ rounds and finding the right ammo it really settled in and starting driving tacks at 100 yards. It's definitely a keeper!

And for the .22WMR caliber, that has become my favorite remfire. It's just a great small game bullet. AT 200 yards I'm going for head shoots, and I still have something left to eat after it hits.

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Thanks for the replies so far. I took another look at the gun I saw at the Academy store and it looks like my first impression was correct... it a appears to be a quality gun and it's $399 (+ tax) price puts it in the same range as my Henry Golden Boy and M+P 15-22, both .22LR guns. I have several others, but they're primarily used by my kids for plinking and target practice when getting ready for scout camp outs. After I get back from taking the boys and their mom to Orlando after school is over for the summer, I may drop a few hints to everyone about what dad would like for Fathers Day next month.

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