Anyone have the Savage 64 TRR-SR?


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kc8npm
March 4, 2011, 06:53 PM
I'm looking to get a new 22 semi auto for an Appleseed. The Savage 64 TRR-SR has caught my eye. I have a 110 in .308 and love that one. Hope to get this one very soon if it checks out. Thanks!

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Rail Driver
March 4, 2011, 06:57 PM
I have a 64. It's a great gun though the trigger is a bit heavy. Once I get the time I'm going to do some work on it and once I get the trigger a little smoother and lighter (safely of course) it's going to be a nice target plinker.

LemmyCaution
March 4, 2011, 07:34 PM
I wish Savage would make an accutrigger for the model 64.

The only problem I see with the TRR-SR for an Appleseed is the lack of any provision for iron sights, which is a pretty big problem.

kc8npm
March 5, 2011, 12:22 AM
The lack of open sights is a concern. I saw some videos on You Tube from a several Appleseeds and noticed that there were more than one optic. I thought about getting some type of non magnification red dot type. Not purist, but not "totally pushing the limits" either. From both of your replies, I'm going to call the dealer here tomorrow and see if they still have any and go look. It's on sale here for $239.00. Thanks for the replies- like I said, I love the Savage I have, and was pretty sure of the answer before I posted; just wanted to read it. I'll post results if I decide on it. Thanks again.

CraigC
March 5, 2011, 01:39 PM
You can use a scope at an Appleseed but unless you get a good red dot sight with a smaller dot, you'll be at a disadvantage. If you use a scope, you don't want anything over around 4x. IMHO, contrary to popular belief, given similar skill levels with the sighting equipment, a scope shooter won't really gain any advantage over an ironsight shooter.

451 Detonics
March 5, 2011, 06:03 PM
I think that a 1X4 variable with fine crosshairs would be ideal for Appleseeds. I plan on setting up a S&W 1522 with one to try it out. My eyes are at an in-between stage right now where I would be trying to toggle my head back and forth with a bi-focal lens to see the target and front sight.

kc8npm
March 6, 2011, 10:06 PM
Well, there's one less 64 looking for a new home. When I went to the GS, I spoke with the salesman about the trigger issue. He said be believed that the trigger had the same adjustment screws as the center fire rifles. After taking the rifle home, I couldn't wait to try it out, and shot it right out in my driveway. I was able to get about an inch group shooting in the standing position at about 20 yds give or take. I figured this was acceptable with a rifle I have never shot before with the first brand of ammo tried. Alas, upon disassembly and cleaning, the trigger is not adjustable. So Rail Driver, if you find a way to improve the trigger, please keep us posted. The trigger wasn't great, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I had anticipated. Next, I went to more AS pics and did notice that there are a number of scoped rifles. A BSA red dot came with mine, but it has a 5 MOA dot. I'll try this a little, but will probably go to a low power scope just so I can use it to focus- the eyes just don't function like before. Anyway, so far I like the rifle- the trigger is manageable with care and the stock seems to aid in a good sight alignment. Hopefully I'll figure out how to get the trigger better.
Happy Shooting!

Rail Driver
March 6, 2011, 10:45 PM
I knew getting into the rifle that the trigger wasn't adjustable, but I've got a nice set of precision files, a steady hand, and a fair bit of experience polishing metal (I carry a 1911 :rolleyes: ) I shouldn't have too much trouble at least smoothing the pull and removing some of the rough feel. I'll also look into adjusting the springs (or digging into my spring collection for suitable replacement "test" springs) for weight while maintaining safe operation. I'm sure I'll be more than pleased with the end result as long as I'm patient and take my time. If I remember to, I'll photograph the process.

testarija
March 16, 2012, 01:14 AM
Let me first start with, “I love this rifle”. For inexpensive shooting and plinking purposes, I starting shopping for a 22LR rifle. The Ruger 10/22 appears to be the most popular with endless aftermarket parts available. The base model 10/22 is about $290 OTD and my first glance at one was an eye sore. It’s outright ugly and looks like a cheap air gun. I could see myself instantly replacing everything except the action. So let’s do the math; a nice replacement stock would run about $170.00 and a threaded replacement barrel with a muzzle brake is about $230.00. So far, $690.00 OTD for a nice custom 10/22. Then I came across a Savage 64 TRR-SR 22LR and it instantly caught my eye. The base model comes with and awesome tactical looking stock and a threaded/fluted bull barrel. It even comes with a scope rail on top of the action. There is nothing to replace on a Savage 64 TRR-SR to have a competitive 22LR and all this for only $250.00 OTD. I couldn’t pass it up and jumped on it. I added a nice 6-24x44 mil-dot scope, one piece scope mount, bipod, and muzzle brake, that totaled about $250.00. For under $500, I got myself a very nice, tactical looking, 22LR rifle and I took some great pictures to prove it. And to share a little about the performance, it shoots 3 inch groupings at 100 yards. Perhaps 2 inch groupings with a better shooter. Not a bad plinker at 100 yards. Oh ya, it comes with single stack magazines which is far more reliable than the 10/22 box mags. Readers, believe me when I say this is any awesome rifle for the price.

ALAN THOMAS
April 25, 2012, 09:45 PM
I have one as well. Like it much. As I stated in another thread I was able to shoot a 2.5 inch group consistently at one hundred yards. This was with Winchester Wildcat ammo, although I had the occasional flyer. Bought a brick of Remington Lightening ammo today. Absolutely spot on at 75 yards. One group came in at 5/8 inch. For kicks I moved target to 150 yards. Didn't worry about the bull just held over about a foot and cut loose. All over the place. I noticed that the cases were severely burned on one side. Was the ammo over powering the action? Too much blow back? I was shooting a friends sixty year old Remington bolt action .22 last week at the same distance and consistently held four inches. I realize this is sort of an extreme deal but I have no idea why things would open up this much seventy five yards further on down the line.
Alan

ALAN THOMAS
June 12, 2012, 10:50 PM
I have the Savage MkII with accu trigger which I love and a Model 64 without. MkII will shoot .5 inch group from 50 yards from a rest which the 64 will not do -HOWEVER- Model 64 will hit an empty 12 ga shell off hand at 50 yds offhand 2 out of 4 times and this I can not do with the MKII and that heavy old bull barrel. Sort of depends on what you want to do. Love both guns. I carry one and sit with the other and I have grown used to the trigger pull on the model 64. Gets better and better-
Alan

Kiln
June 13, 2012, 05:09 AM
Can't go wrong with the Savage rimfire rifles. They're great, I have one myself but it rarely gets used, the Mossberg 702 is much shorter and lighter so I play around with it alot more often.

The Savage is much more accurate but feels about twice as heavy and is also much longer too.

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