Savage or Marlin?
Hello everyone, new to the forum.
In the market for a new .22 lr... have been researching for several weeks now & have narrowed down to these three:
Savage Mk II
Have very slight leanings toward a bolt action (generally speaking, less problems with feeding rounds), but the Marlin 60 has a pile of good reviews out there, I love it's look, and I put several hundred rounds through a buddies with no jams- so it's still in the mix.
My three main criteria are, in order of preference:
ease of maintenance
I'm pretty good about keeping my firearms clean, but I don't baby them during use. Have no use for a weapon I'd be afraid to "drag through the bushes". It'll be used for small game hunting & target shooting (informal).
Interested in all feedback, but especially from those who have experience with at least two of those models & can better compare/contrast them vs. my criteria.