Savage Model 64 .22 magazines worn out after 200 shots!!!


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Macchina
January 10, 2010, 05:47 PM
I have a Savage Model 64 .22 autoloader. I am very pleased with the rifle, but very unpleased with the magazines. They are made of aluminum extrudings and wear out about as fast as frozen turds in a nuclear reactor. I have put about 400 rounds through these two mags (200 each) and they are both heavily worn on the rear which causes misfires now when the cartridges hang up. Not only do they wear out insanely fast, but the feed ramp is cut crooked and roughly into both magazines. I doubt Savage will ever release a stamped steel magazine for this gun, so it is basically trash to me. It cost me $16 to shoot my Marlin 60 400 times, it cost me $60 to shoot this Savage 64 the same 400 times if I have to buy magazines at this rate. Kinda goes against the cheap plinker ideal that I bought the gun for.

This is what they look like when they are new (http://www.ammoclip.com/S/savage_62,_64,_954.htm)

This is after 400 shots:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k168/michaelmcgo/DSC00070.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k168/michaelmcgo/DSC00072.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k168/michaelmcgo/DSC00074.jpg

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sportsman1975
May 4, 2010, 12:14 AM
I had the same problem right out of the box. I put about 400 rounds through it and the magazine wouldn't even hold rounds in it anymore. I took it back to the store and explained that the action was hitting the magazine and rendered it not usable. They sent it back to savage and they made some modifications to it and I have had the same magazine for 2 years and many thousands or rounds, problem solved. I think the price of the rifle and the manufacturing obviously on a lower level was the main contributor. Savage did a good job on fixing the issue. So over all no complaints. it is a $100 rifle after all.

evan price
May 4, 2010, 04:34 AM
You need to have Savage fix the rifle. I've got a Savage 64 and while I have spare mags, I have the same one in since new and it's got hundreds, maybe thousands, through it.

rmfnla
May 6, 2010, 07:45 PM
"...as fast as frozen turds in a nuclear reactor."


:what::D

wll
February 22, 2014, 08:10 PM
I have the same problem, mine is eating the left side rear portion of the mag.

The Mod 64 is a great gun and eats all the ammo I feed it, but the magazines are the worst.

This gun has been made for years and years and I can't believe savage can't make a good magazine.

I would love if someone would make a good aftermarket mag for this gun. This gun really needs it as the gun itself is very nice.

Does anyone know of a fix for this problem ?

wll

rcmodel
February 22, 2014, 08:16 PM
The fix was posted in post #2.

Get a return tag from Savage and let them fix it.

rc

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