||I've been shooting since the early 1970's. and the past ~ 10 years, i've been developing some bad habits. A pal recommended this Savage as a way to shoot 22lr, (cheap) and get lots of bolt action, trigger time.
I LOVE IT. it's a solid, well built platform. The heavy barrel took almost 100 rds before i felt any heat in it. The rifle is stable, comfortable, and an absolute joy to shoot
I put a BSA Tactical (inexpensive, $200) scope on it, bore sighted, and was on the paper first shot, sighted in by the 3rd shot.
at 50' I was consistently shooting 1" groups of 5. (that's pretty decent for a fat old man with shaky hands)
Every shot that was "wrong"? I knew instantly what I did wrong. I held my breath, I did not wait, my grip was wrong... etc. There was no mystery shots.
Again, I love it. It will train away those bad habits, and at 7cents a bang? Much cheaper to practice than my .308.
Next weekend? 100' range.
It will be interesting to see how it fires after a few thousand rounds. but right now? love!
The ONLY thing I'd change? I'd like an adjustable cheek-weld. It feels a little low.
A great value for the money
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]