Rugar 10/22 or savage

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by dalefan88, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    You would most likely be happy with either. I would vote for the 10/22. As you get more "into" shooting, the Ruger can be modified to suit your needs/wants without buying another gun.
     

  3. JSStryker

    JSStryker New Member

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    I'd go with the 10/22, solid rifles and like hiwall said easy to customize.
     
  4. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Ruger for dependability and customization options if that's your thing.
     
  5. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner

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    Save up, the 10-22 is the quintessential rifle in my opinion
     
  6. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    If the savage is bolt action then it would be a great target gun, super accurate. The ruger 10/22 is great and it has a lot of parts upgrades. It would be a great plinking gun, but won't be as accurate as the savage out of the box.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my suggestion is this. if you want to modify, customize or tinker with your rifle, get the 10/22. that rifle platform probably has the most accessories and parts of any rimfire made. you can literally build just about anything you could ever imagine with the 10/22. from tactical to practical, from plinker to competition target rifle. only your budget and imagination would limit you.

    now if all you want to do is pull it out of the box and at most put a scope on it and go shooting, then the Savage rimfires would be a good option. Savage makes some pretty dang accurate rimfires right out the box and are dang sure worth the money. hope this helps you out with your decision.
     
  8. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    ........ +1
     
  9. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    Thanks guys I been into cars all my life and can leave them alone. I have a feeling I might get the same way with guns so I think I might save up for the rugar
     
  10. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner

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    Once you start shooting you can't stop:)
     
  11. Gh0zt36

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  12. megamike

    megamike New Member

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    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
     
  13. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    I just went to a new lgs in my small town and they had one of those. Cool you can take it apart but he wanted $310 and I can go to mcsports and get a regular one for $240.
     
  14. Jeff56

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    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.
     
  15. 95sniper

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    Also keep in mind that rimfires are picky with ammo so you may have to try a few to find some that cycle well and shoot accurately.
     
  16. mrt8110

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    I suggest you pick them up,shoulder them and see which one fits you the best! I like my 64. I have two Ruger 10-22's and they are collecting dust. :) Cliff
     
  17. Jeff56

    Jeff56 New Member

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    You're the first person I've seen say that. I'm glad to hear the news about Savage semis isn't all bad. They make such fantastic bolt action rifles it's a shame their semi-autos aren't better.
     
  18. mrt8110

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    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
     
  19. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    My money would go towards a 10/22. You can't beat either for quality but as far as aftermarket you can't beat a 10/22.
     
  20. mbcoulter

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    My two-cents

    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.