Ruger 10/22 vs. Savage Mark II SV-FR

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by hareebrownbeest, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    I want a new .22 but am torn between these 2 models. My son has the ruger which is the carbine with a nice scope and is deadly accurate at 150 yards and very reliable. I've been reading that the Savage is an even more accurate out of the box bolt action rifle. Both are around the same price
     
  2. hareebrownbeest

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    So what's the better rifle? I don't plan on any more upgrades than a decent scope and bipod. I know ruger has a ton of upgrade options and that doesn't concern me. I want a reliable, accurate rifle at a price under $300.
     

  3. bigdaddy573

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    They both are great rifles but what do you prefer bolt or semi
     
  4. hareebrownbeest

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    I guess the bolt. You tend to use less ammo, jams are not as common, and bolts tend to be more accurate correct? I've never owned a savage before so I have no knowledge of their products. I was also looking at the Remington 527? But read a bunch of bad reviews on it. I don't want that although it's a nice looking rifle.
     
  5. hareebrownbeest

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    I'm sorry, the Remington 597. Good looking .22 with a nice barrel but bad reviews:(
     
  6. bigdaddy573

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    I would take the 10/22 over the 597 but then agian I like bolt actions over semis because they dont jam up as much and they can take more abuse and tend to be more accurate with a good scope
     
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  7. JTJ

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    Savage MKII FVSR.
     

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  8. hardluk1

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    See what your son has tied up in his accurate 10/22 and his groups size at 100 yards. Then compare priceing knowing you will want a wood stock and metal work down the road. The fv-sr will or should shoot sub-moa groups with 7 to 10 dollar a box ammo like wolf me and sk rm or federal 911A. You can make an old better 10/22 into what you want and it may shoot better with a one of a few 190dollar + barrels but not when comparing dollar for dollar invested. I have fv-sr restocked with a boyds stock and a bv and also a couple well customized 10/22's all are about equal in accurracy with the rugers being faster and simplier to shot 10 rounds in that you don't have to come out of the rifle as you do with a bolt rifle. Both can do the job. You will need to shoot up to 500 rounds from a savage barrel before it tight'ns up fliers.
     
  9. hareebrownbeest

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    I think I'm leaning towards the savage. I got a Daisy model 2022 that I'm going to trade towards a purchase. I wonder what I can get for it. It works good but I'm missing the magazine.
     
  10. hareebrownbeest

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    That's nice. That's most likely what I'd be going for.
     
  11. chloeshooter

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    My Ruger 10/22 shoots 2.5 inch groups at 100 yards right out of the box, with maybe 4 rounds to sight-in. That's with the cheap-ee Simmons 4x scope it came with. I am pretty sure if I put some time into it, I could get the grouping down to an inch. Paid $275 for the combo at Gander Mountain last month.
     
  12. JTJ

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    The barrel is 16+" and is threaded for a suppressor or flash hider or muzzle brake. I added the cheek riser. It was shooting 5 shot sub .5" at 25 yards.
     
  13. Jeff56

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    The Savage will be far more accurate than the 10/22. Mine was tested at the factory to shoot .7" at 100 yards. I'll post a copy of that target. The Ruger is a fine rifle but it's a much different rifle. If you just want a good semi-auto that shoots more accurate I'd suggest getting a Marlin 60 anyway. They are almost always more accurate than a stock 10/22 and yes I've compared brand new 60's against brand new 10/22's more than once. The Marlins always win.

    But of course you didn't ask about that. Here's the target Savage sent me as a test target. I've shot sub MOA groups at 100 yards with that rifle too. But this one was done by Savage techs.

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  14. hareebrownbeest

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    Okay I'll check out the Marlin too. Thanks
     
  15. Vincine

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    The 10/22 magazine hold 10 rounds and is flush with the stock. My 10 round Savage magazine sticks out of the bottom and gets in the way of my support hand when I shoot standing. I have to use the 5 round magazine then.
     
  16. hareebrownbeest

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    I found a place that will take my Daisy 2022 towards a purchase of one from their shop. I'm going to head down and see what they offer me.
     
  17. hareebrownbeest

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    My son has the ruger and it shoots great and is reliable too. It's between the ruger and the savage, I like the Remington also...only for its looks and barrel, the savage also comes with a nice barrel, oh man this is tuff ha ha.
     
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    ruger 10 22 0r Savage MarkII

    The Savage in my opinion is a superior rifle.Have one in Stainless it is awesome! I have two 10-22's and they collect dust.My go to rifle is a Marlin 60.:)Cliff
     
  19. hareebrownbeest

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    The marlin 60 to me looks kinda out dated, I'm sure it's a nice rifle but I don't think they would even allow it in California due to its ammo capacity. My uncle used to have one and it would take out ground squirrels all day long. I think I want to go with the bolt action also. Save ammo.
     
  20. Jeff56

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    It's a personal thing I guess but I absolutely hate those Ruger round mags. That's one of the biggest reasons I prefer a Marlin 60. But the Savage is a bolt action with a box mag that will hang down if you use the 10 round mags. The 5 round mags don't hang down as you said. I guess that could be a deal breaker for some but the rifles are just so different I can think of 100 different reasons for preferring one over the other. It boils down to whether you want a bolt action that's really accurate or a semi-auto that's pretty accurate IMO. But the OP said he has a $300 limit so that leaves out any major upgrades to the Ruger. So IMO the Marlin 60 would be a better choice if he wants to go with a semi-auto. Of course he might change his mind down the road. That's why the real answer is (always) get both or all three or 10 or 12. I have so many rimfires it's ridiculous. I like them all for one reason or another. That first rifle should be free anyway. You know how they give heroin out to kids for free until they get hooked. They're gonna hook you anyway. It only seems fair that the first few rifles should be free. ;)

    BTW I think the 60 is allowed in Californistan. I saw some guy go through the process of checking them out for CA just recently. It was something about the mag not being removable or something. But don't take my word for it. I'm no lawyer and I've never been to Californistan.