Re: bolt action 22lr
My 925 isn't all that accurate Shrek old buddy. Savage holds the title of best accuracy for the buck these days. It's not really close in fact. I have a MkII that started life as an FV. Yes it's a varmint model so it was more expensive but not that much more. The regular F models have the same barrel features. They just aren't heavy barrels and every review I see of the MkIIF says they are very close in accuracy to the FV. And believe me I've never seen a Marlin come close to the accuracy of the Savages I own. The Marlins are accurate. They're fine guns too. But the Savages are more accurate. I have both. I have several of each in fact. I don't have a single Marlin that's as accurate as any of the Savages I own.
I certainly wouldn't complain about a Marlin though. They are an excellent choice and IMO they are built better than the Savages. But the accuracy title goes to Savage hands down. That's not to say that Marlins aren't accurate either. I have some that are exceptionally accurate. But again, every Savage I own is more accurate than every Marlin I own. That can't be just luck. I have too many of both to think that. Again it wouldn't stop me from buying a Marlin. The last rimfire I bought was a Marlin bolt action in fact. It was a XT-22TR. It is very accurate. It just isn't as accurate as my Savages.
I've been a Marlin fan since I was a kid in the 60's. I have always loved their rifles probably because I learned to shoot rifles with a 60. But I'm sold on Savages in a big way these days. They just never fail to please.
Last edited by CJ_56; 10-10-2012 at 04:12 AM..