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What a sweet rifle!

The prequels: http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/other-long-arms/389178-i-need-make-decision-evening.html
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/firing-line/389385-mix-n-match.html#post5143745


That trigger...I dunno, is this the standard for Savage? There is NO travel or take up before the trigger release. None, nada, zilch. I wouldn't call it a hair-trigger, my best estimate is about a 5 pound pull before that proverbial "glass rod" break. The only trigger I have experienced that is even nicer is a hunting rifle owned by my son that has a "set" trigger in addition to the main trigger. I have never operated a factory trigger like this on any other rifle, much less another .22.

The machining between the bolt and the barrel is something to which all bolt actions should aspire. Because I was sighting in a newly mounted scope (Barska 1.5-6x40) from a bench rest, I used slow and deliberate motions on the bolt between rounds (think of the shooting range scene in Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall.) I'd shoot, push the bolt handle up with my thumb, pull it back slowly, and always the empty casing would pop out and to the right with authority. I swear, I almost thought I heard it go, "Ping!" (It didn't.) Never a loose shell falling away from the bolt face forcing me to turn the rifle sideways to dump it out. Then slide the bolt forward to pick up the next round, pull the bolt handle down to lock it...magic. Not one fail-to-feed or fail-to-eject in 60 rounds.

Those were 60 rounds of CCI mini mag 40 grain copper-clad FMJ. I started at 25 yards for initial scope sight-in, then fine tuned it at 50 yards so that it centered left-to-right and 3 1/2 inches high at 50 yards. Normally I try to set scopes on my .22 rifles to bulls-eye at 100 yards, but my right eye correction has changed over the past six months :( so that even with the scope set at maximum magnification I could not see the target well enough to legitimize further adjustment at that range. I have an appointment with my optometrist next month, after which another range trip shall be required, darn it. :D

So now I have two .22 caliber rifles. My Remington Nylon 66 will never wear optics. It's a classic, open sight rifle from when I was (much) younger. It's almost a toy (as much as any firearm can be called a "toy") for plinking and introducing my grandchildren to the Wonderful World of Shooting. However, if ever I need a rifle to eradicate pests, put small game on the menu, or survive TEOTWAWKI, the Savage has proven itself fully able to do the job.
 

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Well as spokesman for the Recommendation Committee I am glad that you followed our advice and congratulations on your newest heater.
Hopefully you will need our counselling on a similar dilemma in the near future.
 

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Great range report! I love my F model too! I did make a small adjustment to my trigger as it did have some take up but other than that it works just fine. I have ran quite a few different brands and types of ammo through mine and there was only 1 that just didn't work all that well. The Winchester Super X, for whatever reason, just did not shoot all that accurately out of the rifle.

I can sit, at the bench, for hours just plinking with that rifle. It's great fun! Enjoy yours!
 

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Nice range report.
I'm glad your happy. I'm not surprised at all, just glad. I told ya' you were getting a smoking deal on that rifle.

I have a "few" .22 rifles, but I would have to say that my Savage Mark II is 1 of my favorite to shoot.
 

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Great report :hand2:

Did you ever give your buddy that money you owe him :rofl:
 

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Awesome pickup!

I snagged one of those from palmetto for $99 about a year and a half ago.

I love the trigger on mine but it sounds like yours is even better. My only complaint about the gun is the stock. Keep an eye on the fore end. Mine likes to bend to the left and push ever so slightly on the barrel. I don't know that it effects anything, but I know it's not helping.
 

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The Savage Accutriggers are amazing. I have one on my B-mag and it breaks exactly as you described it, trigger pull after trigger pull.
 
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I love a good 22 rifle. Sounds like you got one. Congrats !
 
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