info on Savage Mark II FV/BV .22 wanted

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by wdwrkr51, Aug 13, 2005.

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compare to marlin and ruger

  1. excellent rifle for this price range

    75.0%
  2. good rifle for the money

    25.0%
  3. you can do better for the price

    5.0%
  4. stay away from this rifle, period.

    5.0%
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  1. wdwrkr51

    wdwrkr51 New Member

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    I'd like to hear your informed opinion on the Savage .22 bolt action rifles with heavy barrel. How is the action, trigger response and accuracy straight from the factory?

    Thanks;

    wdwrkr51
  2. TREF

    TREF New Member

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    the savage line is ok,but i had a heavy grey black lamanite and need a 357 i as looking for in model 19 sw quick ,i havent seen a savage as pretty or shoot as good for the money,i had a tasco variable 3x9 and 100 yard shot grouped at 2-in at one point i went to 130 yards and was impressed too.my call if you buy one right get it,stay away from the other models thier safety is really flimsy,on the cheap made side ,soory to see this kind of workmanship from savage.good luck
    p.s. mine was made in canada,tref
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  3. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

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    Recently acquired a MK II BTV and mounted a Tasco 6 - 24 X 42 scope on it. Loved it from the first time it went bang. I am still looking for the ammo it likes but I am getting < 1in at 50 with Rem target. The bases are made into the received so I used Warne high rings to fit the 42mm scope just right.

    I got it for about $350 and the scope for $88 from OpticsPlante delivered. The rings came from Midway.

    Good luck
  4. MemphisJim1

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    I bought mine last year. It came with a Barska 3 x 9 scope. When I have the palsy under control, it easily holds <1/2" groups at 75 yards from bench. CCI MiniMag 40 grain solid nose is my ammo of choice (all my rimfire rifles and pistols like the stuff).
  5. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

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    Shot the BTV some more Thursday and got really good groups with both Win and Rem ammo out to 100 yds. This was off bipod this time rather than bench rest.

    I had trouble dialing in the scope for 200 yds. As the rests are built into the receiver I may not be able to get enough elevation for 45 gr bullets at 200 yds. May have to try something like Stingers or another higher velocity load. Those 32 gr bullets will really move around in the wind.

    Still love the MK II and probably just being a little obsessive with the 200 yd thing.
  6. scudrunner

    scudrunner New Member

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    This is a great rifle for the money!!

    Mine likes the Aguila 60gr SS ammo the best (see targets)! It will shoot about 1.25" at 100yrds. Not sure why it does because the twist is 1:16 and you would think it would handle the lighter bullets better....go figure!

    I put a Nikon Prostaff 3-9 X 40 with BDC on it, really a nice package!!

    First target, 25yrds, 5 shot group
    Top Left: Remington 38gr SS
    Top Right: Aguila 60gr SS
    Bottom Left: PMC 40gr Hi Velocity Sidewinder
    Center: Remington Brass Plated Hi Velocity

    Second Targets, 100yrds, 5 shot group
    Both are the Aguila 60gr SS

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  7. raydcarter

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    FWIW - I got a BTVS this spring (damned good deal) and I love it. At this point, it's a lot more accurate than I am, even off the bench. Good results with Wolf Target and Eley Sport. Mostly I've shot in the Sporting High Power match at a reduced target at 50 yards. I routinely do 77 or 78/80 from prone and sitting. Great rifle - IMHO, you can't go wrong if you get a decent price.
  8. Joe M

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    I've had my Savage MK II-FVT for over a year now and it is by far one of the most accurate rimfire rifles I have ever shot. I prefer long range gong shooting out to 200 yards off the bench using just the bipod I installed and the 6-24x42mm Tasco Target/Varmint Scope and consistantly hit a 4x5 inch gong with ease. I have even marked out to 275 yards on a 5x7 inch gong with a 70% hit success. My rifle seems to prefer the Eley Sport (thank goodness), though I'm sure that if I used more expensive ammo that 275 yard gong shooting success rate would go way up. The 200 yard gong shooting runs about 90% plus.

    I don't mind the synthetic stock, I just learned to live with it and have now become very comfortable with it.

    When I first got the rifle I was using the peep sights it came with out to 25 and 50 yards to great effect. I once shot a 5 shot group that measured 3/8 inch at 50 yards, but mostly the groups were 3/4 inch and under. I've ran 95% Eley Sport through this rifle and have no complaints.
  9. William Harper

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    I have a high opinion of the quality of Savage's accurate rifle bores, its warranty and its gunsmithing capabilites. Of all gunmakers I believe it delivers the most for the money. The Mark II with heavy barrel provides a fine heat sink to make elevation uniform and has the barrel length to get top velocity if you want to extend your practice past 100 yards. The accutrigger is great. I would train with the receiver sight until I could group no more accurately with the best ammunition, then I would try a scope. Make a thorough search for what shoots best in your Savage. I found to my surprise that Federal Automatch would shoot one minute of angle to fully 300 meters in my finest rifle beating out many loads that might seem better. Personally I prefer the lighter barrreled MK II with open iron sights easily modified to shoot at 300 meters; I have trained with such sights for 60 years and often score 90 on standard NRA 100 yard targets at 300 meters in quiet air slow fire. The lighter barreled MK II is far more heat sensitive than the heavy barreled model, which has me turning my head to the range thermometer and compensating accordingly. Buy your Savage with confidence. It is an excellent start.
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  10. William Harper

    William Harper New Member

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    I have a high opinion of the quality of Savage's accurate rifle bores, its warranty and its gunsmithing capabilites. Of all gunmakers I believe it delivers the most for the money. The Mark II with heavy barrel provides a fine heat sink to make elevation uniform and has the barrel length to get top velocity if you want to extend your practice past 100 yards. The accutrigger is great. I would train with the receiver sight until I could group no more accurately with the best ammunition, then I would try a scope. Make a thorough search for what shoots best in your Savage. I found to my surprise that Federal Automatch would shoot one minute of angle to fully 300meters in my finest rifle beating out many loads that might seem better. Personally I prefer the lighter barrreled MK II with open iron sights easily modified to shoot at 300 meters; I have trained with such sights for 60 years and often score 90 on standard NRA 100 yard targets at 300 meters in quiet air slow fire. The lighter barreled MK II is far more heat sensitive than the heavy barreled model, which has me turning my head to the range thermometer and compensating accordingly. Buy you Savage with confidence. It is an excellent start.
  11. doubleslover

    doubleslover New Member

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    I have the savage .22mag fvss with heavy stainless barrel. It is quite accurate if I do my part. I find the bolt and action quite smooth. I have the accu trigger but have not had to adjust it yet. Only thing I find is sometimes the clip doesn't want to lock into place, could be just me not pushing it in hard enough.
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  13. mr.t7024

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    great rifle.my son has the laminate stock with the thumb hole,came with a decent scope,and adjustable trigger. If I ever needed another .22 that is what I would buy, nah,i would borrow my sons!
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