Husqvarna CCC Ebay Store DHS Online Store

New to me Savage .22 on the way

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by FergusonTO35, May 18, 2020.

  1. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    I've been wanting an inexpensive, simple, and not too nice looking .22 rifle to keep in the garage for awhile now, and the Savage Mark II seems to fit the bill nicely. I got a used example on GB for $84.00 shipped, supposedly a broken front sight is all that is wrong with it. I have plenty of sights in stock to fit, probably stick a Marble's Bullseye on the rear too. What can you tell me about these rifles? Savage seems to have a really good reputation but I've never had any of their products before.
     

    Attached Files:

    radio, srb08, Agent Smith and 2 others like this.
  2. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    13,911
    Likes Received:
    62,444
    Trophy Points:
    511
    Location:
    TN
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    All the ones I’ve had were great shooting guns. Sometimes you have to play with the torque on the action to stock to get the best accuracy out of them. The 22 mag was that way. I got it down to a 1” group at 200 after messing around
     
    Wagnerwerks, radio and FergusonTO35 like this.
  3. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    6,344
    Trophy Points:
    345
    Location:
    Mid Mo
    Local Time:
    8:59 AM
    What he said!
     
    FergusonTO35 likes this.
  4. radio

    radio Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    661
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    SoNH
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    I have one and I'll echo the comments that stock screw torque makes a big difference. IIRC mine shoots great at 14 in-lbs but at 15 in-lbs groups open up.
     
    FergusonTO35 and mdavlee like this.
  5. radio

    radio Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    661
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    SoNH
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Oh, and nice score!!
     
    FergusonTO35 likes this.
  6. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Thanks! Will remember that about the stock bolt torque.
     
  7. Wagnerwerks

    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    6,877
    Trophy Points:
    378
    Location:
    Pa
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    My youngest got one for his first rifle. He's deadly with it. Empty shot shells at 30yrds with open sights all day long.
     
    mdavlee, FergusonTO35 and srb08 like this.
  8. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Awesome, that's about as good as I can do with any rifle while standing. The rifle is supposed to ship today. First thing I'm going to do is give it a good cleaning and paint the stock. The finish is worn and the front sight is broken so I would say it has not been treated kindly.
     
    srb08 and mdavlee like this.
  9. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    When yer hot, yer hot! Also won a much nicer example with a wood stock and two mags for $130.00 total.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Picked up the beater rifle today and, we have problems. The action is trying to come out of the stock. I really hope its just a loose bolt or something, we shall see when I get home from work. The seller claims it wasnt like that when they shipped it but they will make it right one way or another.

    0522201704_HDR.jpg
     
    srb08 and Woodpecker like this.
  11. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    13,911
    Likes Received:
    62,444
    Trophy Points:
    511
    Location:
    TN
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Dang that’s crazy unless the action screws were already rattled out
     
    srb08 and Wagnerwerks like this.
  12. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Got it apart last night and heres what I can tell. Only the front action screw secures the stock in place, the rear one is just a stud which slips into a recess in the stock. The front screw has a bushing around it that is rusted in place and keeps the screw from coming out, also seems to be keeping the action screw from engaging the action more than slightly. Soaking the bushing in PB, hopefully can get it out of there. I think it is salvageable once I get the screw out and chase the threads, may get a new screw and bushing altogether.

    0523200631.jpg
    0523200630.jpg
     
    srb08 and Woodpecker like this.
  13. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Ok, I think i have this figured out. The bushing is actually a stud that is threaded into the bottom of the action, with a female thread on the bottom that the stock screw goes into, see the pic of the parts diagram. Looks like the previous owner tried to remove the stock screw but ended up removing the stud from the action. Now, the stock is sandwiched between the screw head and the action stud. The threads dont look too bad on either one, hopefully I can get it apart and apply blue Loctite to the stud so it wont turn out of the action again.

    Screenshot_20200523-170027.png
     
    srb08 and Woodpecker like this.
  14. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    The head of the stock screw snapped off when i tried to remove it from the stud, so I'll be calling Savage for those parts tomorrow. Will also get spares for the ejector and collar spring. Meanwhile, I painted the stock and added a white bead front sight and Marble's Bullseye rear.

    0525201727.jpg
     
    srb08 and radio like this.
  15. srb08

    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    6,344
    Trophy Points:
    345
    Location:
    Mid Mo
    Local Time:
    8:59 AM
    That turned out nice. Hope it's a shooter.
     
    FergusonTO35 and mdavlee like this.
  16. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Thanks. The action does stay put in the stock just fune unless you turn it upside down. I took the rifle out for a quick test drive this evening. With Remington Thunderbolts, the Savage was easily minute of squirrel and every round fed and ejected no problem. With W-W Power Points, about half failed to eject. Maybe I have alot of bad karma to work through after years of talking trash about Thunderduds!
     
    srb08 likes this.
  17. 5155

    5155 Well-Known OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2019
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    234
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    pa
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    I think I have the same in stainless. Lotta miles behind the seat of truck and a LOT of rounds.
    Only trouble was my Brother lost the mag lol.
    I bought another blued one.
     
    srb08 and FergusonTO35 like this.
  18. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Just got off the phone with Savage, ordered all the parts including new extractors and collar spring for $18.00. Hopefully that is all it will need, fingers crossed.
     
    mdavlee and srb08 like this.
  19. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Picked up the nicer rifle today and it looks just as good as the picture. Gonna be working all weekend though, so don't know when I'll get a chance to try it out. Probably going to put on it the Williams FP-GR receiver sight currently on my Henry. This sight is really made for the wider receiver and stock of a bolt action, it sticks out the side quite a bit on the thinner receiver of a lever action. I'll get the Henry drilled and tapped for a Williams FP-36 or Lyman 66, which fits it much better.
     
    mdavlee likes this.
  20. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,454
    Likes Received:
    5,375
    Trophy Points:
    295
    Location:
    Boonesborough, KY
    Local Time:
    9:59 AM
    Ok, installed the Williams FP-GR and a taller front sight on the nice Savage.

    0531201234.jpg

    Took it out to 30 yards and things look good so far!

    0531201405.jpg
     
    srb08 likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice