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Old January 8, 2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Savage 64FXP (.22lr)- Opinions???



I just held the Savage 64FXP .22 in a local store and really liked the look and feel of it, as well as the longer barrel (compared to the mossberg, ruger, & marlin). This was not a brand/model that I was seriously considering until I saw it in person.

The main thing that I'm wondering is whether any of you have had negative experiences with this model, and how well it does with feeding and ejecting cheap bulk .22 ammo (at least compared to others, such as the Marlin, mossberg, & ruger). Lastly, I'm wondering what your experiences with its shooting accuracy have been.

I don't want to make my decision based on price alone...but it doesn't hurt that this model was cheaper (at least in my local store) than all the other .22 options, and also happens to come with a cheap 4x scope. $139

Any insights you have would be great.
Thanks!
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Old January 11, 2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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Old January 11, 2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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savage is putting out some fin guns . for $139 jump on it you wont be sorry you can never hav to meny 22lr rifles
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Old January 12, 2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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Thanks Dave. I'm planning to go buy it today (as well as a Mossberg 500). I have been doing a bit of research to find out what the overall feedback of this gun is, but I haven't been able to find a whole lot. Anyway, most of what I can find seems to agree that this cheap gun is a pretty good shooter. Every make and model has issues sometimes, but how many issues and how hard they are to fix seems to be what sets them apart.
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Old January 12, 2010, 10:30 PM   #5
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I saw this rifle today in a store, I have never had a bad Savage, magazine looks well constructed and I'll bet it is a good shootin' rifle.

Price is nice, also...I would buy one if I were in the market for a good semi-auto .22.

As someone else mentioned, a good twenty-two is a thing of joy.
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Old January 15, 2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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Savage 64f

I just bought the Savage 64f a few days ago, no scope included. Main purpose for plinking, getting better/more familiar with rifles and working up to a larger caliber. I'm pretty much a firearms novice despite a long military career.

This 22 has been a real blast so far, bought some inexpensive Centurion ammo, have put 90 rounds through it so far without a hitch. Haven't attempted any long shots yet, but from a standing position at 25 yards I can hit the bullseye (roughly 2"x2") on a home made target with about 70% accuracy.

Just for fun, I took the cheapo scope off of my son's Daisy bb rifle, and mounted it on the 22. Now I can hit the bullseye about 90%. I realize 25 yards isn't far but you have to start somewhere. Going to work my way out to 50 yards, then up to 100. Best 137 dollars I've spent in a long time. Just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money or buy the "best of" this or that to have a lot of fun with a decent quality rifle.


After reading the post below, I decided to edit to say I agree with:
One basic fact about the 64FXP (just so we're starting out with the right perspective) that that it is a DIRT CHEAP, entry level, .22LR rifle and there are several things about it that could stand improvement such as the release button for the magazines (too small), the location of the safety, and the mechanism to lock the bolt open.

Good cheap fun that will probably last a very long time despite any design shortcomings it may have. I also grabbed a few extra mags, because it empties out pretty fast

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Old January 15, 2010, 03:18 PM   #7
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Uncle Ben and I swapped a few PM back and forth but I think I'll also post here in case someone is searching for information in the future.

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One basic fact about the 64FXP (just so we're starting out with the right perspective) that that it is a DIRT CHEAP, entry level, .22LR rifle and there are several things about it that could stand improvement such as the release button for the magazines (too small), the location of the safety, and the mechanism to lock the bolt open.

Having cleared the air with that I have to say that mine has been a real pleasure to own once I put a decent scope on it. Yes, the scope actually cost me more than the rifle did

The gun has been very reliable and so far any failures to fire have been the fault of cheap .22LR ammo, not the gun. Once I learned not to overtighten the screws that mount the action into the stock it also became pretty darned accurate (edged out slightly by my Henry .22 levergun).

I was also able to buy several (12) magazines really cheap at Wal-Mart once so I can load up 120 rounds and go have fun. I don't know if you could still find a deal like I did but I know the magazines aren't that expensive and once you know the trick they are pretty easy to load.

All in all I have been very satisfied with this gun and even a little surprised/impressed with it especially considering the price point.


I believe this target was 20 rounds at 90-ish yards from a rest.
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Old January 15, 2010, 03:59 PM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll be picking it up next weekend (CA has 10 days waiting period )
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Old January 15, 2010, 04:25 PM   #9
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You simply can't beat the value of a Savage .22lr in either semi or bolt.
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:23 PM   #10
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Parts Problem

I believe this is a really good gun BUT, the parts division of the company is not up to standards. I ordered a couple of mags and they proudly display a 3 day shipping but I called the company after 5 business days (they do not accept e-mails because of high demand) and the guy said it would "most likely ship in the next day or two".

I recommended this gun to a friend and my son-in-law but called them back today and told them to hold off... I guess I should have paid the extra forty bucks and got the Ruger 10/22...
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