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(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.)

By Colin Shane Buckles

Savage Arms has quite a respectable following for bolt action center fire rifles. Their dedication to creating accurate bolt guns has always kept them on the short list of anybody looking for a new precision rifle. However, hidden away in Savage’s catalog is an underappreciated treasure that has never had its time in the spotlight. This treasure is the Savage 64F in .22lr.

Cover Photo

First Experiences:

The 64F has never been a rifle known by mainstream gun enthusiasts. In a world dominated by the Ruger 10/22 there is never much thought of other semi auto .22 rifles, let alone one made by Savage.

However, the 64F is a great rifle based on the Cooey 64b rifle. It comes with a polymer matte black stock and a simple satin finish on the barrel of the rifle. While there are not many details on what type of finish savage uses on the 64F I have shot multiple times in the snow and rain and have never had any type of rust or wear issues.

The rifle comes with one ten-round box magazine and this is where you may have some problems. The magazine that came with my rifle was just awful. There was not a single good thing to say about it. Roughly half of the rounds in my magazine would not feed properly and the bolt’s momentum would bend the bullet in the case rendering the round completely useless.

Ease of use section picture

I did some research on this and found that it is a fairly usual occurrence with Savage 64Fs and after buying a new magazine for around $12 my rifle was back in perfect working order. This was the only defect I have ever found with the rifle and with the new magazine I have never had any malfunctions in the hundreds of rounds I have put through it since.

Ease of Use:

Using the 64F is fairly standard and convenient. The charging handle is located on the right side of the rifle and the safety is a classic push forward lever found on most bolt action rifles.  The one place where the 64F’s handling gets a little unusual is the magazine. The magazines are a rock-in style with the catch located on the front. This results in the magazine release also being in front of the magazine. While this is somewhat unique it is nothing that has ever caused me any problems.

Once you are used to using your off hand index finger to push the magazine release while you rock the magazine out you will find that it is really nothing to scoff at. The rifle also makes these magazine changes very easy to do. The rifle is a mere 5lbs. and in spite of being so light it feels very full sized. With a 21 inch barrel and a fairly full grip the rifle feels very comfortable even for a taller person like myself.


Like most .22 rifles, there is not much need to take the Savage 64F apart and clean every piece to guarantee reliability.  As I previously mentioned, after buying a new magazine for the rifle I have never had a single malfunction. I find this very impressive considering that I have never once done more to clean the rifle than just wipe the bolt off and give it a coat of oil without even disassembling it.  I have come to learn that whether the rifle is neglected or cared for it will always function properly (assuming you have a good magazine).

Aftermarket Support (or lack thereof):

The Savage 64F’s main deterrent when compared to other .22s is the aftermarket options available. There is literally nothing offered for the 64F; not even an extended magazine. The rifle does come with sling mounts that can be used for a sling or bipod as well as a dove tail rail that allows you to easily mount an optic. My 64F dawns a BSA .22 special 3-9 scope. Sadly, with the 64F having been out for quite some time now the lack of aftermarket parts probably won’t change.

Best and Worst Feature:

The best feature of this rifle isn’t technically a feature of the gun itself but is instead the price. Savage 64Fs have an MSRP of $140! This is close to a third of the MSRP for some Ruger 10/22 models. I bought mine for $144 after taxes.  For such an awesome and accurate rifle you get everything that the 10/22 offers besides aftermarket customization which I personally didn’t care about at all. It’s hard not to consider such a low price for such a great rifle the best feature of the Savage 64F.

The worst feature by far is the trigger. The only way the trigger could be worse on the Savage 64F is if it weren’t there. The trigger pull starts out with a fair amount of take up stopped by an extremely spongy zone (that can’t really be described as a wall), and once you pull your way through this spongy zone the rifle goes off. It does a great job at surprising you while you slowly increase the force that you are pulling with, but from a company known for their amazing triggers this one leaves you wishing that Savage had focused just a little more on it.


Accuracy is by far the best feature of the Savage 64F. When fitted with an optic, I have found the rifle to be very easily a 2 MOA gun with the Winchester white box bulk ammo that I have. The barrel of the 64F comes free floated to help make the rifle more accurate and even with the bad trigger my girlfriend was consistently shooting one-inch groups at 100 yards on the day that I taught her how to shoot.

Seeing a complete novice shoot 1 MOA groups with such ease filled me with extreme optimism, and a few weeks later I went to my public range to see if I could produce the same 1 MOA results at 200 yards. It was a pretty windy day and after wasting quite a few rounds sighting in at 200 yards I put up a new target and started my accuracy test.  To my surprise the first three-shot group measured in right around 3.75 inches!

Accuracy Section Target 2

Knowing that my Winchester white box ammo was not match grade ammo I immediately covered my shots up and went back to the bench to make sure that it wasn’t a fluke. I took my time and put another three shots carefully onto the target.

Accuracy Section Target 1

To my amazement this second three-shot group measured right at 2.5 inches! I literally shot better groups than the guy one bench over from me with a Remington 700 in .308win. I spent the rest of the day shooting at 200 yards with the rifle consistently averaging around four-inch groups.


Overall the Savage 64F is a great rifle. The quality that you receive for such an affordable price is unparalleled in the market for .22 rifles today. Having such an accurate .22 makes plinking much more enjoyable. You can rest assured that you’ll hit what you’re aiming at even with cheaper bulk ammo.

Even though using the rifle may take a little getting used to it is something that people of all ages can learn fairly quickly allowing anyone to experience the joy of plinking with a .22. If you are looking for an accurate, cheap, and quality .22 rifle that you don’t mind not being able to customize I would highly recommend the Savage 64F.

Specifications: Savage 64F .22lr

Caliber: .22lr
Rate of twist: 1/16
Weight: 5lbs.
Overall Length: 40”
Barrel Length: 21”
Capacity: 10
MSRP: $140.00

Ratings (out of five stars):

Accuracy: * * * * *
Tremendous for a .22lr rifle. Rifle is easily 2 MOA, but are you?

Ergonomics: * * * * 
Rifle is very light and comfortable but has an awful trigger

Reliability: * * * *
100% as long as you have a good magazine. Damn near nothing% with a bad magazine.

Customization: *
What is customization?

Overall Rating: * * * *

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  1. I knew that this rifle is an autoloader — even though the author didn’t actually say so. In fact, there’s no real discussion about the action at all.

  2. I have one. Only reason I bought it was because a friend sold it for $25. He barely used it. The rifle itself is okay. The mags for it suck something awful. Even after a thorough cleaning and new mags, it feeds like crap. The mags hate to be fully topped off. It improved slightly as the mags were broken in. Anybody would be better off just getting a 10/22, which I have, so this never gets used.

    • Never like that mag sticking out like that. The Ruger rotary mags are better and they sit clean and flush.

      • The rotary mags are the reason I got rid of my Ruger
        Turns out that the Salvage is also more accurate at 100 yards
        probably due to longer barrell

  3. I’ll take a Marlin 795 any day of the week.

    The Savage bolt action SV-TR (16″ threaded barrel) does look great and is the only Savage rimfire I’d consider spending money on. But only if I was ready to drop suppressor money to do it right.

    • “I’ll take a Marlin 795 any day of the week.”

      That’s what I thought as well. The author states that: “The quality that you receive for such an affordable price is unparalleled in the market for .22 rifles today.”

      The Marlin 60, and Marlin 795 can both be had for approximately the same price. Both are accurate and dependable.

      • Love me the 60. I found a stainless version with the grey laminate stock and snapped it up. it does not get shot much but I love the look of it.

  4. He compared it to the 10/22, I knew it was semi auto. For a basic no frills gun it seems okay. It also seems like they make trigger springs, although I don’t think they would help with a mushy feeling trigger. I would think that would be more in the realm of polishing engagement surfaces, if it could be achieved at all. (quite plausibly what I get for thinking!)

  5. I had one and field stripping it is easy. It’s the reassembly that is ridiculously hard. I got rid of it.

  6. So the Marlin Model 60 has a serious competitor in the dirt-cheap tack driver department. Too bad the magazines are such a problem.

    • I think the real competition for the Marlin 60 (in the cheap tack-driving .22 category) is the Marlin 795. The 795 is basically a magazine fed Marlin 60, and costs about the same. I have both models, and love them each very much. I like the classic looks and smooth lines of the Model 60, and the lightweight of the polymer stocked Model 795, and the ability to use detachable magazines (including 25 rounders).

  7. I love my Model 10s and various MKIIs, but that 64F is just plain evil, cantankerous, beast.

    Anecdotal, but I’ve got two friends who have them and I swear they’ve taken years off their lives.

  8. I have Savage 64. The worst feature are the magazines. There is not a single magazine that I have purchased that has needed to be played with to make reliable or to keep the head of the bullet from being shaved by the sharp edges on the ramp. Speaking of ramp, the ramp is really on the magazine. Nothing a file could not help to fix, but this should not be the case. Savage has shown a A22 in 22LR that I hope will some day take the place of the 64 and allow us to have rotary magazines.

    The trigger is terrible, but there are after market options like that from MCARBO and others if you check the Savage form on RimfireCenterl.

    With the right ammo, you can do 1 MOA. Mine likes CCI Standard Velocity from 25-50yrds and CCI Mini-mags out to 100yrds.

    Boyds makes aftermarket stodks, DIP Industries makes replacement bolts, trigger guards, rails and other items, TechSights makes iron sights for Appleseed that will fit.. No, no way near the after market support as the 10/22 that is true.

    Savage is first and foremost a utility/hunting rifle. I have taken plenty of rabbit, squirrel and other ground rats in my time. It is in other words, “cheap and good enough” if you are not trying to shoot competition. It does need work to make it better.

    On the positive side, Savage backs its products. Over at Rimfire Central, someone was having an issue and was not getting at least 1 MOA. Savage took the rifle and their Smith worked on it until it was getting 1 MOA at 50yrs and returned the rifle with the final test target with written notes on what ammo worked best.

    IMHO, if you want a 22lr Autoloader and like to play with it to get it to a certain level for competition or fun, the get a 10/22. If you are on a budget and want a good plinking/hunting rifle, the Savage is the best bang for buck provided you have some patience to get it tuned. If you have no patience, just stick to the 10/22.

  9. The review would have been far more informative if it had been possible to compare the Savage with a Marlin 795.

    The Marlin, not a 10/22, is the most direct competitor to the Savage in price, looks, and function.

    And the Marlin has a good enough reputation for accuracy and function to be the “Plan B” for folks making up a Liberty Training Rifle. (Plan A, if you absolutely insist on a last shot bolt hold-open.)

  10. I have had my 64 for about 2 years now and never had a single problem with any of the 6 magazines I own. I would say I’ve got close to 2000 rounds through it. As for aftermarket I’ve been able to find lightened trigger springs, extended charging handle, extended magazine release and several different styles of stocks. Out of the box it’s a better shot than my stock 10/22 but that’s just my opinion.

    • The 64F is a good weapon from the start. Go ahead buy your 10/22 and see how much you sink into it. I bet a year from now those who bought 10/22 will have changed out most of the stock parts. It’s a .22 not a AR or SKS except it the way it is and enjoy . I enjoy my 10/22 (simple build) and my Savage 64 out of the box.

      • I’m sure it’s a coincidence, but I’ve never shot a 10/22 that didn’t jam a lot.

        However, I have a Marlin 795 that has still never jammed. Probably just luck of the draw… but it makes you think.

    • I agree as I have had both Savage and Ruger. I kept the Savage 64
      but have a recent problem of misfire.
      The unfired bullets have a slight mark on the outside edge of the rim

      so I need to see a gunsmith or order a new firing pin?

  11. I have a bolt action Savage in .22LR, old enough not to have the Savage accu-trigger. It has been utterly reliable, except that it is finicky about which ammo it likes to shoot accurately, its favorite being Remington Goldens (which we used to buy in 525 round boxes for like $15,and which I haven’t seen in years). It despises lead match ammo. My issue with the ten round mag is that I like my support hand to be fairly close to the center of balance, and that puts my wrist in close proximity to the sharp edges of the bottom of the mag. It currently sports a 4x scope, but as my eyes age, I think it is about time to change to a 3×9. However, since I never shoot it anymore, due to the lack of ammo, that falls somewhere at the bottom of the wish list.

  12. Cabela’s has these on sale right now for $99. That’s about the right price, to me, for a rifle with little aftermarket support and crappy magazines you have to tinker with to make work. At the regular $140 price point, a Marlin 795 would be a much better option.

  13. Crappy magazines in an auto-loader is just a recipe for endless frustration.
    No marginal money savings is worth that.

    I do have a Savage 22LR bolt with threaded barrel and in a Byods stock that is pretty sweet. The magazines suck on that also but with a bolt action they don’t cause as near as much consternation.

  14. Honestly, this is what this site has become? The only ‘substantive’ firearm reviews are reader-submitted for a contest while the rest is rhetorical cut-and-paste, YouTube fluff…

    I don’t know the budgets of other firearm sites, but many have better review content and at least do low $$ with style (and video).

  15. Savage makes a true left handed version of the Model 64. Left side bolt handle and ejection. Three of us southpaws went in on a group buy.

    All three lefties work great. Accuracy well better than most .22 lr autoloaders, including my old standard 10/22. No magazine issues. Triggers about par in the age of liability law.

  16. Since Savage practically mastered/invented the rotary magazine over 100 years in the Model 99, one would think that they would have a rotary magazine .22 available. Even if the magazine (as delivered) wasn’t defective, a fragile little magazine sticking out the bottom is a problem waiting to happen.

  17. I have a total of six of these little cheaps , probably didn’t pay over $150 .00 for any of them , I probably bought another 35 or 40 extra magazines and I keep them for hand out for WTSHTF times , I also have a bunch of 10/22’s and Marlins for the same reasons . I keep about 5000 rounds of 22LR for each so if and I believe , when needed , for all those unfortunate who can’t get one or just haven’t , well , come see me . Bring something to trade if you can or be prepared to work , I’ve got chores ready . I keep a few AR’s handy too . I don’t take vacations or waste my money on vice so I’ve accumulated a supply of SHTF supplies . We’re almost there .

    • You have 6 of those guns and 5,000 rounds of .22lr for each of them?

      You’re sitting on 30,000 rounds of .22lr?

      That’s probably not a smart thing to advertise… 🙂

      • I have more like 100,000 rounds of 22 LR and I’m not advertising , I do not intend on having any issues with someone trying to relieve me of it without my consent and ‘ it would be very unwise to do so ‘ , this statement is advertisement .
        I have a right and I will defend this right as I hope you would too .

  18. These “user submitted” reviews are amateurish at best. Please get some good writers and do some professional quality firearms reviews.

    • Perhaps you missed that one of the goals of the contest is to identify the good writers among the TTAG community, and employ them to write quality reviews?

  19. Some of you guys are a bit too hard on some of the submitters. A writeup on a .22 autoloader may not be glamorous, but it is where some of us live. I enjoyed it.

    I have an old Savage-Stevens 887 which is more fun per dollar of ammo than the law allows (so to speak). Had to smile at the reviewer’s claims of 200 yards 1 MOA with apparently standard-velocity .22LR, which won’t even cycle the action in my 887. I’ve used CCI Stingers out to 100 yds. without keyholing, but my accuracy at that distance was not too great. I blamed the wind. :-). .

    I for one would love to see a killer roundup on old and new .22s! With some guys and gals who love the things for what they give you so much of for so little. Include the classic Marlin and perhaps the 887 and one or two high-end competition .22s, and maybe some real antiques. Sound like fun?

  20. The reason the Ruger 10/22 is way more popular is because they have decent triggers and magazines that work. Are these Savages still made in Canaduh? That might have something to do with it. Trump needs to seal the NORTHERN border first, and keep those overly polite savages where they belong, in their arctic wasteland of socialism and Molson.

  21. Sure a lot of bad talk out there. Had me worried! Then I got my Savage 64F delivered, loaded it with Geco semi auto ammo, prepared for the worst, and went to shooting, Wait, WHAT!!!!!! Not a single jam or misfire, all 9 & 10 on the target @ 25 yards! O.K lets put some Winchester Super-X 40 grain PHP 1280 fps in here! SAME result! How about some Winchester Super-X 40 grain PHP 1435 fps? Now I’m driving tacks! This ammo put 10 rounds in 1.25 group @ 100 yards! BTW, not a single jam or misfire. Bought 5 more Savage mags, haven’t had a single problem with them either! For $150, I can shoot all the varmints, go hunting for small game, and plink away with the cheap ammo! Now my daughter is saving up for hers!

  22. I have one, and have three mags for it. Filed one to make it work better no big deal. Not had any problems with it. Would buy again. Very fun to shoot. My wife likes the feel of it better then a 10/22 that a friend had. I think this fits in your hands better, that may just be me though.

  23. i love the fact that noone seems to understand that this rifle has been around for like 50 years.
    Dad has an old Lakefield 64b. we have at least 5000 rounds through it. he bought it used 30 some years ago.
    well guess what. the 64f is the same. i just bought one today. mags interchange and everything.
    made in canada baby. also i hate rotary mags and how small the 10/22 feels

  24. I’ve been using the Savage for 1 1/2 Steel Challange..competing with guys using the Ruger 10/22… they laugh.. but then lately since I used an emery cloth and GUN ARMOR lubricant to clean it up a bit .. I have been a challange.. (given my age.. I am competing with mostly the 30-50 year group.. and they are starting to take second looks at the Savage.. I really like the gun … Until it fails I will not consider anything else… I personally do not like the rotary mags.. The straight mags are a bitch with sharp edges.. but they are relatively cheap.. I wish they would extend them a bit so the 10th cartridge is not so tight does cause feed problems so I use 9 as my max load. .. it performs.. notes.. keep it clean … after each comp.. clean the mechanism.. I put a simple dot sight on it… TruGlo… I had to work a clamping myself.. drilled starter holes just to anchor it solidly .. wish Savage would put a real Picatinny Rail on it… would increase the flexibility..

  25. Spend another $100 and get the Savage A22. With good ammo it will get you 1MOA with change to spare.

  26. $98 at the Conway, SC Walmart. Both were sold when I got there.
    $120 at Academy in Florence, SC. Bought it.

  27. You’re correct on the magazine. I can load 10 rounds easily enough, but after firing the first round the second won’t chamber. Jams on the breech and bends the bullet. 9 rounds no problem.
    I’m using Federal Auto Match and it is so inconsistent I can’t get 2 shots in the center at 50 yards with a scope at 10X.
    I can tell by the sound they are not the same speed. Not even loud enough to need the ears. I think I’ll set up the Chrono and see what exactly is happening.
    4″ inch 9-shot groups don’t make it.

  28. If anybody cares.
    Federal Auto Match 40gr. LRN 1200 FPS claimed.
    Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph at 5′ from the muzzle, Savage 64F 21″ barrel.
    Bench rest front support only.
    Chrono missed 1 round.
    Average 1257
    Low – 1230
    High – 1295
    Spread – 65

  29. I bought one about 20 years ago for $75 well used. Probably paid too much… was always a marlin man but hated reloading the tube so I tried this savage. 10/22 may be the best ever but I’ve never held one that felt right in my hands and that rotary clip just doesn’t fancy me at all.

    Like I said mine was well used when I got it, but I guarantee I put 20k rounds through it. That was all we did back then. Shot 500 rounds every time we went out. It was imho way more accurate than mine or my friends marlins, 10/22, and that ar-7 deal and whatever else. I only had one more accurate and it was an old iron site single shot. The design is simple. Just works.

    The mags suck. Pretty often when I’d buy shells I’d grab another mag if they had it. Sometimes they’d miss when full and cycle the rest.

    The old girl finally started missing pretty regular and I took it apart and filed on some stuff thinking I was fixing it and it hasn’t been right since. Pretty unreliable now. I swapped to bolt action for a while, and now back in the market for another semi and can’t get over how much I liked the old savage. I guess I’ll get another one. Wish they’d fix something with the mags though. I hope that wasn’t my problem and reason i tinkered and killed my old one.

  30. Some folks really need to get over themselves. If you prefer a different model or brand, go for it. I have several rimfir e rifles of several makes and models. Old wooden stocked Winchester, Remington, and Savage, plus several new rifles in both wood and polymer.
    Marlin? New 60 carbine? Worst trigger ever. Probably 10-pound pull it i measured it. Cleaned, lubed, ran several tube loads thru it, put it back in the pick-up. If that’s the best Remlin can do, I sure as hell won’t buy a 795.
    Got two of these S64s, one in wood, one in plastic. Several extra mags from Academy. Had to lightly said or buff a couple of ramps. One has a burred lip. No problems.
    There are options under $150 – Mossberg International Plinkster and Rossi RD 22, same gun, manufactured by CBC, Brazil. Again, no problems. Shoot great.
    Or go to a gun show and pick up a Rem 550-1. Awesome semi auto. Just NEVER unscrew the seat cup. LOL
    But don’t be a gun snob. There’s better ways to enjoy rimfires.

  31. Great feedback on the Savage 64F from u guys…. After i lost my Mossberg 250Ca to my son, i decided to buy a Savage 64F. Should has bought a 62F from Walmart for $99, but bought it from Academy for $119. Out of the box, this 64f felt great in my hand and shouldered so sweet. Im not a big man { 5-10} , but have big hands. First time out, i used the iron sights as set at the Mfg,… wow, I was hitting the end of a beer can as a target at 25 yards. I now installed a Barska 3-7X 32 scope and sighted it in at 30 yards and it doing what I expected. Moving the sighting out to at least 100 yards for coytes and pig.
    Didn’t have any problems with the mag FTF or FTE with the one that came with the rifle. I had ordered two more 10 round mags but following the directions that came with the new mags having to do with breakin { load and keep loaded, then unload ammo after 4 days) all 3 mags have performed great. Great little gun. I’m sure, this rifle is going to wind up in my Grandson’s hands very soon.

  32. This is absolutely the worst gun I’ve ever owned period. The hammer doesn’t strike correctly to fire the rnd (federal ammo). Loading is to difficult. Front site post is to slim. Everything feels like I dropped it in sand though I oiled it B4 I attempted to shoot it. Failures to feed. I should’ve just bought another 10/22. ANY Savage is off my list!!!

  33. Late to this conversation, but I recently pulled my vintage Model 64 out of the basement after years of being forgotten. I just recently took an interest in target shooting and was considering buying a 10/22 when I remembered that I had an old 22 hiding somewhere. I didn’t even remember what brand it was. After a full disassembly and cleanup, I started doing some research on it. When I say vintage I’m thinking I bought it in the mid to late ’90’s. After shooting it a few times I experienced the common failure to load so many talk about. I bought a couple of new magazines, but they didn’t seem to help. I ignored all the videos and posts about filing on the magazines and looked closely at how the magazines fit in the magazine housing. I noticed it was able to rock forward and rearward ever so slightly. I tore a tab off of a cartridge box and inserted it at the rear (butt end) of the magazine housing, forcing the magazine to rest in it’s most verticle position. Shazam! I proceeded to shoot 100 rounds of cheap ammo flawlessly. I made this fix permanent adding a small dab of JB Weld to the bottom rear of the mag housing. It’s very minor, probably less that 1/16″. Since then I’ve probably shot another 400 rounds without issue.

  34. After several hours of reading reviews about different starter .22s online and comparing comments from owners, I decided to go with the 64FXP (scoped model) over the “classic” 10/22. It was on sale for 169.99 (10 bucks more normally) at big 5 out in the SF Bay Area. I was amazed that I got a rifle for 100 bucks less than my Gamo Magnum .22 pellet rifle (1300 FPS w/ PBA pellets).
    Having grown up in a family that isn’t huge on guns (doctor mom) the most shooting I’ve done was at Boy Scout camps and for the rifle merit badge. I was able to shoot dimes consistently vs the required quarter at 50ft.
    However the recent uncertainty and constant chaos of 2020, sealed the deal on my acquiring a rifle. This rifle shoots very well out of the box. That is definitely helped by the free floating barrel (although once removed for cleaning it can change). Be careful with how tight the torque screws are as that effects the accuracy. I took the scope off and enjoy it with iron sights. The issues of the magazine release and safety being in an unfamiliar place to some, haven’t been huge issues for me. The main issues are the bolt, to lock in open, requires a little more concentration than other rifles. They do sell larger aftermarket parts for that, which I’ve seen very good reviews for. The magazines are definitely clunky and I noticed that the sharp edges on the feed ramp needed to filed. HP rounds would catch on the lip, but the filing solves that. It opened up more space and took off the rougher edges. Initially I purchased one extra mag, but in case SHTF come November, I just ordered two more today. The standard shops online are all out of backordered, EBay had some for 25 and up. Before biting the bullet and paying extra, I called savage and talked to the parts dept. I bought two more @17 a piece and that was definitely worth waiting on hold.
    Overall this rifle is all that I expected for a starter and would highly recommend it to those looking for a quality .22. It works well for smaller framed people, my gf (5’7 120) likes how it handles and is looking forward to being taught basic shooting with it. It takes cheaper ammmo well, but I’ve got to say hP rounds can cause feeding problems without any tinkering with the mag. I’ve shot Norma tac 22 that seems to work well, but the best has been CCI blazer (their bulk stuff) it’s definitely up there in terms of quality for the price. Looking forward to trying some of the premium ammo once it’s available again. Also the augilla brand has some quality ammo for cheap, just a suggestion for those who can’t find their common stuff.
    Though I might try using the .22 Crosman powerflight rounds (pointed zinc? Rounds with a plastic butt cap) and those Ramset blanks #3 as seen on tafladermaus did on YouTube, just to see how it shoots those at super high velocity.

    May be late to the post, but want to give some feedback on how a new shooter felt about the Savage 64F. The original review and comments helped make my decision, so thanks for everyone’s input. God bless and good health to all.

  35. I think the model 64 savage is a really lousy gun. The magazine has too much play in the magazine housing, and it causes constant feeding problems. it could easily be fixed if Savage just redesigned the magazines to fit properly but they won’t. I’m done buying Savage.

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