Went to Walmart and they have a savage .22 for $137 or should I save more money and get the rugar 10/22. Will be used for mostly target shooting.
Be sure it's not the 10/22 shorts that Walmart mostly carry even though your new to shooting and firearms u can Handel a full size 22 rifle just fine the 10/22 shorts are too small IMHO but other then that 10/22 is the best 22 gun I have ever owned and I do have a savage they are super accurate but ruger are much More fun to shoot and just as accurate
Wish u good luck and welcome to the world of shooting be safe and have fun
If you're looking at a semi-auto Savage I'd look elsewhere. They don't make the best semi-auto rifles. If the Savage you're looking at is a bolt action (and for that price it probably is) I'd buy it in a heartbeat over the Ruger. But it depends on what you want in a rifle. If you want a semi-auto clearly you should get one. If you want accuracy that goes well beyond the price you pay get the Savage. It should be considerably more accurate than the Ruger.
I have nothing against Rugers. I own a Ruger pistol. I'm not one of the people that think Ruger rimfires are the greatest ever. Clearly they are not. I'd buy a Marlin over a Ruger semi-auto rimfire to be honest. In fact I've done just that many times. But if you like tinkering and changing your rifle around then a Ruger isw a good choice. They aren't really a bad choice for anything. There are just better choices for accuracy and for price. Some 10/22's will shoot pretty well out of the box but most will require substantial upgrades to match the accuracy of a Marlin 60. I've seen that several times in fact where brand new Rugers were compared against brand new 60's. The 60's were more accurate every time I ever saw a heads up comparison of brand new rifles. And they were always cheaper too. A new 60 costs $160. A new Ruger costs at least $200 and often it's hard to find one at that price.
I bought my 64 at Dicks in Leominster,MA.I paid 159.00 dollars for it, it has a tiger striped Birch stock, it is gorgeous. The rifle came with a scope and shoots nicely. I also have 4 Marlin 60's. The 2 Rugers I have ,have been collecting dust,and will be for years to come until someone makes a fair offer. Cliff
A couple of months ago I sold my Ruger 10/22 which I had owned since 1995. It was a great rifle and I do miss it.
Why did I sell it? For me I would treat each 10-round magazine as if it was one bullet. I had purchased a breakbarrel pellet gun earlier in the year and after shooting that in the backyard for awhile I realized how much more carefully I pulled the trigger when autoloading wasn't available.
I now own a Savage Mark II FV (plastic stock - heavy barrel) and could not be happier. I am certain that I'll own a 10/22 again sometime but at this point shooting a bolt action has made me a better shooter. Like a previous poster said I simply mounted my scope (UTG 4-16x40) and worked my way through a variety of ammo. Now I'm shooting 100-yard / 5-shot groups that average 1.5 inches with CCI SV ammo. I really don't think my scoped 10/22 could have done that.