Savage 93 FVSS XP

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by clr8ter, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Anyone have this gun? I'm looking to trade or sell a 22LR Ruger 77/22 all-weather for one, mainly to switch to 22 Mag. I also have heard very good things about Savage lately. The one thing that I don't like about the Savage is the Mag only holds 5 rounds. Ruger takes 10. Any thoughts? RThanks
     
  2. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I just got a 93 BTVS for Christmas, but I can't tell you much about it. Fit, finish, and balance are all great but I haven't hit the range with it yet. I'm planning to do that tomorrow. I have read that the savage 10 round mag is interchangeable with this gun and I would think the same would be true for the FVSS?

    I can say that I'll be ecstatic if this gun shoots half as good as the reviews I've read about it, and I'll know for sure tomorrow. All though I did talk to one person that had one and he claimed his didn't shoot very well at first. Then after a couple of hundred rounds or so it starting driving tacks a 100 yards? I'll know shortly.
     

  3. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Tluker, could you be more specific about which 10 rd savage mag may fit? Or where you saw/heard this? If true, that sounds good.....
     
  4. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I saw it in several places, including Chuck Hawks' web site, after doing a search on google for my model, but after going back and looking again it was for the .22lr. I am guessing that whatever models the 10 round .22lr clips went to would have also been available in .22 mag, and so there should also be a .22 mag? I'll post a part# if I stumble across it this week. I'll probably get a couple of 10 round mags for myself. The only negative thing I read about is this gun (in .22lr) was in regard to the 5 round mag being junk, and that the 10 round mag was made much better. I think that was on field and stream's web site.
     
  5. TLuker

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  6. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Well, we're talking 22 mag here. I can't see 22 mag fitting in a LR magazine, because of the considerable extra length......I think the 22 mag is also longer then the 17 HMR, also.
     
  7. TLuker

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    Yea, I saw MAG on that assumed magnum instead of magazine. I did see a 10 round magazine at 17HMR magazines that is suppose to be for both the 17HMR and .22 Magnum.

    Oh, and the sarcasm really wasn't needed.
     
  8. c3shooter

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    22 Mag 1.350

    17 HMR 1.349


    The 22 Magnum case was the parent of the 17 HMR.
     
  9. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    TLuker; There was no sarcasm intended there, I was a little unclear about what you wrote. Relax.

    c3shooter; Thanks. I was not aware of that. So you are under the impression that 22 mag will fit in a 17HMR mag then?

    EDIT: OK, so yeah, Savage lists their mags with several calibers on the box. 22LR, 22Mag, 17HMR. Cool
     
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  10. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I found the mag listed above. It is for the MKII, and also listed on Savage's site. I don't know about the interchangeability between MKII & 93......anybody?
     
  11. CHLChris

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    I haven't seen any 10-round 22WMR mags by Savage. You are using the 22WMR for hunting, though, right? My Savage MarkII 22lr is for hunting AND plinking. I wouldn't, personally, use a 22WMR bolt action for plinking (or for self defense, for that matter).

    If it is for hunting, then the extra time for switching out a 5-round mag shouldn't be a problem. Good luck finding a 10-rounder, though.
     
  12. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, there are 10rd mags listed for MKII, on CTD, & Savage.com. I just like the 22 mag better, & I don't shoot much of them, so ammo cost is somewhat irrelevant. If needed in the future, (SHTF), it would be for hunting. But not currently. Also, I happen to be one of those "too much mag capacity is never enough" people.
     
  13. CHLChris

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    Maybe, I'm just missing it somewhere, but I am not able to find a 10-round magazine by Savage for the 22-mag. If only for the next guy coming to this thread through a search, post that link, please.
     
  14. TLuker

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    Try this: 17HMRMAG.COM

    It's not by Savage so I can't say how well it will work? I'm still looking for one by Savage.
     
  15. rsfrid

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    Sure it's a 5 round but the rifle is a bolt action. It's not like your gonna plink like a 10/22. I just bought a few Savage magazines and load 'em all up. Changing is pretty fast. Now as to accuracy - I've been shooting mine for 2 years and have a Nikon 3-9 Prostaff scope and shoot 1" or less groups (5 shots) consistently off a bench at 100 yards. I use Hornady V-Max 30gr as it seems to be the best for my gun.
     
  16. TLuker

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    Thanks for the info. I've been wondering how well those V-max bullets shoot, and it definitely sounds like they're worth a try.