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Does any one here have experience with these: Savage Mark II FV 22LR Bolt Action Rifle?

I saw the stainless Savage Mark II FV 22 and really liked it but don't really want to spend that much when I can get the plastic stock blued version for so much less, ad it will shoot exactly the same.



Savage Mark II FV 22 stainless version



Savage Mark II FV 22 blued version plastic stock



Savage Mark II BTV 22 Rifle blued thumbhole stock version

I was thinking I would like to have the thumbhole stock, looks like a boyds.

The blued version with the thumbhole stock is more then I can buy the blued plastic stock version and then buy the boyds stock myself?? That does not make sense unless the blued version with the thumbhole stock has other upgrades?

I know at one point one of the LGS had the stainless version and I looked it over. Nice but too much. Think I'll check with them and see if they have or can get the blued plastic stock version. If the price is good it'll come home with me. I have a ruger 10/22 but want another .22 that eats ammo a bit slower, and the wife has been bugging me to go shooting so if we shoot .22 we are going to need 2 of them of course.

Update, looks like putting a boyds stock on the plastic stock version of this gun may be a little bit more expensive then I thought, the plastic stock version has a plastic cast in trigger guard so I will need a new wood stock version of the trigger guard and wood stock version of the floor plate, though I may be able to make that. Looks like another $40.00 to $50.00 added to the stock's cost if I buy both items. Boyds does have the stock on sale right now for 90.00 instead of the usual 120.00 though.

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Well, any fool can tell you I vote for the wood and blue. That is one sexy looking gun there. Is the boyds all wood or laminated? Can you pick out your specific gun? Wood is funny. Some is fine and functional, and other is just cool as can be.

Get the plastic stock if you want the tool, get the wood stock if the guns sings to you.

I've got some really good, functional 1/2 wrenches. They work great.

Wants and needs babe. Wants and needs.

lop


btw, this is one small section of my wood floors. Ain't she a cutie?
 

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The boyds stocks on the factory guns are laminated, see all the lines visible on the rear thumbhole section?

I do really love these thumbhole stocks, I have this exact one on my ruger 10/22 and it looks fantastic. The all brown version shown is called nutmeg.

I checked at boyds and for some reason they don't offer these thumbhole stocks in all walnut non laminated version, even under their custom options. I had already checked as I was interested in getting one for my ruger 10/22.

The only issue I see with these savage Mk II guns with the thumbhole stock is you have to pay 50.00 more for it then you can buy the cheaper plastic stock gun and then order the boyds stock for. Plastic stock version 169.99 + Boyds stock 120.00 = 289.99. Why is the factory blued version with the boyds stock $339.99? Specs seem the same except for the stock?

So I'll be buying the plastic stock version. I'll shoot it with the plastic stock and wait for a boyds stock sale were they put the 120.00 stock on sale at 99.95 with free shipping, they go on sale about every 6 months. Then I'll buy one.

I went to the LGS yesterday and they can get me one but the ones online at the links above and at buds have the accu trigger at 169.00 and the LGS could get me the plastic stock version for 169.99 but it was listed as NOT having the accu trigger. LGS is calling their destributor today to figure it out and try and get me the same one listed at buds and at the link above for 169.99. I buy guns there regularly so they do try to show some appreciation and they will work to get me what I want.

I had the buds and sportsmansoutdoors pages printed out and with me when I went down to ask about it. They did have the stainless steel and thumbhole stock version at the LGS for 409.99 but I'm not spending that much when I can get the blued version and it should be just as good a shooter for a LOT cheaper. The stainless one with that thumbhole stock is pretty tho, just not 409.99 worth of pretty.

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I have had a couple of hte Savage MK IIs. Very accurate little guns. Functional as they are. Guess if ya want a little flash at the range, a nice laminated stock would be in order. But, it ain't necessary for field work.
 

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Laminated stocks are a fairly good compromise for those who are looking for accuracy and want to stay away from synthetics. The laminated wood stocks avoid most of the swelling and deformation problems suffered by straight wood stocks when subjected to temperature and humidity changes, with a wood appearance appreciated by many, but with the primary negative being an increase in weight over either synthetic or straight wood.
 

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Laminated stocks are a fairly good compromise for those who are looking for accuracy and want to stay away from synthetics. The laminated wood stocks avoid most of the swelling and deformation problems suffered by straight wood stocks when subjected to temperature and humidity changes, with a wood appearance appreciated by many, but with the primary negative being an increase in weight over either synthetic or straight wood.
Interesting you should mention weight, I don't like .22 guns that seem like they weigh 3 lbs.


Little girl with little girly plastic gun.

Example the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Rifle, it weighs 5 lbs according to Smith & Wesson but if you pick one up, it feels like a 3 lb plastic toy.

I guess this would be fine for women and children or if I had to pack it in the field all day, I would probably be won over and begin to like it, but in the store when I picked one up, I hated it, but I was eying the price tag at the time.

Some of you may own Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Rifles, sorry don't mean to offend any of you, I understand they are pretty decent guns, they just feel like toys to me.

I think I would not mind so much it feeling like a plastic water gun if it was $169.99 but at 450.00 ... I don't frggin think so and I don't care if it is high quality plastic. I bought PF9 because it was cheap and good, not over priced and good.

Now I don't do much hunting these days except for hunting paper targets so weight is my friend but only to a point. 8 to 12 lbs fine, more then that, no.

Not sure what the Savage Mk II with wood stock weighs but it feels right, not too light and not too heavy.

I have fondled the stainless and wood stock version and it feels just about right to me and I'll be adding another 2 lbs of high power scope and mounts so I'm guessing she'll end up around 8 to 9 lbs.

If I ever do get a chance to hunt with it, it will probably be shorter walks not all day up and down mountain slogs like I used to do in my early days of deer hunting.

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Savage Mark II BTV 22 Rifle blued thumbhole stock version

Well after looking at all the cost involved to buy a plastic stock version of the Savage Mk II ad then buy a Boyds stock later on, along with all the trigger guard, floor plate, bolts etc. Looks like it is about exactly the same as just buying the Savage factory blued steel and thumbhole stock version.

Total for a stock and all the parts from this company is $170.94 with shipping. Doing it this way "does" get me the upgraded 1/8 steel floor plate and longer upgraded screw set.

If you take $339.99 - 170.94 = $169.05

My LGS has not got back to me about ordering the $169.99 plastic stock version. They were supposed to check and see if it did or did not come with the accu-trigger.

If the plastic stock version does not come with the accu-trigger then I might just go ahead and get the wood stock thumbhole version.

Savage has a $25.00 rebate going until July so I'll get one by then.

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I have never shot a Savage rifle that I did not like. They are good. In the price range you are now looking at, have you considered a CZ? Those are good rifles too.
 

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my daughter has the 22 balck stock version, she gets all kind of admire's at the range when she shoots it but nobody to bring home to Dad yet only dirty old men. lol, she and ther rifle are very acccurate the trigger is awesome. Mike
 
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