Ruger 10/22 vs Savage MKII - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > Ruger 10/22 vs Savage MKII

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2012, 12:02 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vincine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Adirondack Mts.
Posts: 3,341
Liked 1743 Times on 901 Posts
Likes Given: 1343

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by big shrek View Post
Question resolved then...but when looking at Bolt-action, take a look at the new XT22 from Marlin as well...
Micro-groove barrels paired with adjustable target triggers tend to do NICE things
Just ask Defcon!!
And you can get it in a tube feed, which means it takes .22 shorts, longs, and long rifles. Something a magazine feed won't.
__________________
"Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it's boring and I go back to being me."
"You might as well be yourself, people won’t like you anyway."
Vincine is offline  
big shrek Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: bugtussle,kentucky
Posts: 277
Liked 25 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

i have owned both, i own a savage MKII now, i owned the ruger a few years ago. if they were the same price i would get the ruger, but money is tight in my household thats why i bought the savage and used the difference in price on ammo. i have put well in the thousands of rds in the last three yrs thru the savage, no problems at all i do wish they made larger mags than 10rds tho.

__________________
old fart is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,280
Liked 248 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Stock 10/22 + plinker not as good as a marlin 60
10/22 target, OK plinker and fun fun target shooting.

10/22 custom can be as good as a ruger target to very good match gun for timed match.

Bolt rifles in general will shoot tigher groups but slower to shoot.

Figure out what you want a .22 for. If shooting tiny groups the savage and marlin bolts are good, CZ makes a better shooters and look better doing it. Anshultz, best production rifles and something to be proud to shoot and pass along to family members one day.

__________________
hardluk1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 228
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

First there are two different MkII types of rifles and they are different. And there are about 7 different 10/22's and they are different. There's a world of difference between a 10/22 Carbine and a MkII BTV. That MkII has a varmint barrel and weighs about half again as much as the Ruger. Those rifles are about as different as day and night.

What you want from a .22 has everything to do with which rifle would be "best" for you. Do you want a plinker or do you want a tight group shooting target rifle or do you want a hunting rifle or what?

First you won't find a 10/22 that shoots as accurate as a MkII unless something is wrong with the Savage. They are just accurate. Very accurate. Even the sporter models are very accurate. And the varmint barrel models are far more accurate than any stock 10/22 I ever shot.

There's a reason they don't sell a lot of after market parts for the Savage. People don't buy them to have a mall ninja rifle. They buy them because they shoot very accurate. You actually can buy enough parts to make your Ruger shoot as well as a Savage but it won't be cheap. A new barrel and a new trigger should get you close but it will have to be a good barrel and a good trigger. But you can also improve your Savage with a better trigger. The AccuTrigger is nice but there are better triggers around.

What makes any rifle really accurate is the barrel though. And the Savage comes with a good barrel compared to the Ruger. Rugers aren't bad by any means but they're just designed for different things. I've seen some Rugers shoot pretty well but I've seen Savages shoot incredibly well. I have one in fact. I've shot lots of 5 shot, 1/8th inch groups at 50 yards. I've shot groups as small as .111". I've put 4 shots out of 5 in a hole you couldn't tell from a single bullet hole and I've done that more than once. I always seem to blow one shot when I start shooting a group that tight. Just can't take the pressure I guess.

I have a Savage MkIIBTV. I have a CZ 453 American. I have a Marlin XT-22TR (tube mag). The Marlin just can't compete with the Savage. Sorry but it just won't. The CZ shoots "almost" as well as the Savage but not quite. Yes that's right. The Savage is more accurate than the CZ. That won't always be the case though. Rifles are individuals.

I've shot so many 10/22's I couldn't begin to count them all. I've never shot one that shoots as well as my stock Savage and that includes modified Rugers. But I've seen groups people shot with really well built Rugers that would compete with the Savage. I've shot contests against them in fact. I've never lost one. I don't have anything against Ruger either. I own a Ruger handgun. And I love Marlins. I have since I learned to shoot on a 60 back in about 1965. My friend has so many Rugers it isn't funny. I've shot them all. He's modified them too. They won't shoot with my Savage. They won't even shoot with my Marlin 60 actually.

BTW I wouldn't rate an Anschutz the best rifle made. I like Sakos better but probably more people like Anschutz rifles. It depends on which one you get I guess. I've never even seen one of their super expensive rifles. They are fine rifles for sure and they are certainly better than a Savage or a Ruger. But they aren't that much better. A little bit better costs a whole lot more after a certain point. But better is better. I'd love to own a good Anschutz 54 based rifle.

The bottom line is if you have to choose one or the other (10/22 or MkII) decide what you want to do with your rifle and buy accordingly. Don't forget to check how the rifles feel to you. But I have to tell you if ever the golden rule of firearms applied this is the place. That rule is "buy both" of course. Eventually you'll want one of each or a whole lot of people do anyway.

__________________
Jeff56 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 279
Liked 68 Times on 64 Posts

Default

personally 10/22 are cool for plinking and to do airsoft conversions.

however id get the savage MKII. i also have the marlin XT-22 mag fed but i dont like the 10 round limit being in California

i just found out the marlin XT-22 comes in a tube fed

im planning to buy one next month because of the 25 rounds it can hold using short rounds.

here's how many rounds the XT-22 can hold
17 LR/25 Short/19 Long

i prefer bolt action because i can take my time with my shots. especially having 25 rounds in a tube would be awesome for someone living with strict gun laws

would be awesome if there's a 100 round tube for the .22. maybe i can figure out how to fabricate a "tactical" 100 round tube? hahaha

__________________

Last edited by defcon; 09-24-2012 at 10:20 PM.
defcon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
big shrek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 1,310
Liked 72 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 539

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by defcon View Post
personally 10/22 are cool for plinking and to do airsoft conversions.

however id get the savage MKII. i also have the marlin XT-22 mag fed but i dont like the 10 round limit being in California

i just found out the marlin XT-22 comes in a tube fed

im planning to buy one next month because of the 25 rounds it can hold using short rounds.

here's how many rounds the XT-22 can hold
17 LR/25 Short/19 Long

i prefer bolt action because i can take my time with my shots. especially having 25 rounds in a tube would be awesome for someone living with strict gun laws

would be awesome if there's a 100 round tube for the .22. maybe i can figure out how to fabricate a "tactical" 100 round tube? hahaha
Somehow we gotta get you OUT of the People's Republik of Kalifornikstan!!
I can only imagine the fun you'd have with a Calico Carbine or Pistol!!! (50 or 100-rds per mag standard capacity, helical mags)
__________________

Calico Specialist
Marlin Specialist
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!

big shrek is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Range Report/Review: Savage MKII G Megaton Range Report 3 09-02-2010 12:36 AM
Ruger 22/45 v MkII or MkIII ? Wheelspin Semi-Auto Handguns 6 07-07-2010 11:45 PM
Help justifying diferences in cost: Marlin 60/Savage 64/MKII ICU .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 8 02-02-2010 08:26 AM
Ruger P85 MKII woolu Semi-Auto Handguns 10 03-29-2009 04:05 AM
Ruger MkII Holster cpttango30 General Handgun Discussion 3 08-08-2008 08:57 PM