Reviewed By: mark b on 12/12/2015
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]
I have had this rifle a couple of years now. The Bud's experience was great....the rifle not so much. The plastic 4 round magazine is a piece of junk, once it heats up (especially in the sun) it deforms and will not feed. Putting 4 rounds in the magazine also causes the
sides to deform. Three rounds is about all you can load into the magazine. I contacted Savage and told them of the magazine problem and about other posts that I had seen describing the same problem. I also asked if they were planning to come up with a steel mag in
the future. They told me that they were unaware of any mag problems and that there is no plans for a steel replacement....they sent me another plastic one...yippee. More importantly this rifle WILL NOT SHOOT STEEL CASED ammo. The spent steel casings WILL get stuck in the chamber. On my fourth shot with this rifle the steel .223 casing was stuck so solidly in the chamber that I couldn't even push it out with a wooden dowel.....I had to send the rifle back to Savage and they ended up replacing the barrel. As long as you shoot brass cased .223 the rifle shoots fine with no problems and is accurate. I found Savage customer service to be OK aside from their refusal to acknowledge the problem with their magazine. I have decided to trade in this rifle for a Ruger mini-14.
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