So I went in the 95 Degree heat to a LGS open house today. The Savage rep was there with a PROTOTYPE B-MAG. 8 round rotary mag, $350-ish, only available in synthetic stock for now. The gun felt VERY light, lighter than most I've handled. Very cool bolt handle on it. Since it is a prototype, it does not have the finish that will come on the guns. Which are scheduled to be arriving in a month or so. I was also told the ammo is set to go, and will be available in sufficient quantities. I asked specifically, and he said this gun will be manufactured in the USA.
If I had to take points away; it's a little small. Would be perfect for a small adult or a kid. Also, I told him he'd have a sale if it came in SS & wood. I have no doubt it will, if it takes off but for now, nope. The mag fits very nice, and the release works well, but it's a little small. The mag will definitely remind you of the 10/22 mag, but it's bigger, and seems more toy-like. (Not sure of the word I want, and it's not a big deal, but different from the 10/22 mag.)
No, there was no shooting it. Sorry. All they had to shoot was, of all things, a belt-fed 22LR......