What .22 aftermarket pieces to go with?


August 8, 2011, 06:51 PM
I want the best .22 rifle I can get for accuracy. I'm looking into a savage. I don't really know the difference in all of their mark II match guns. Can anyone first help me with this? http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/. Out of the Mark II, if they are pretty much similiar and have the same available aftermarket accessories, my question is can the BRJ or BSEV have a scope mounted on it the way it comes from the box? Next I would love to know what aftermarket pieces would have to go on this gun to make it better whether it's a different stock, barrel, etc (if needed). I want to put a nice scope on it. I have looked at leupold some, and I'm going to look at some of Meuller. I'm not sure about this topic though because everyone has an idea on it. I want the best I could get for a pretty good price. I know that I would want one with good parallax but I don't know what brands have this on their guns. Lastly I really need to know what scope mounts would be the best around to put on it since I will be putting a nice scope on the gun. Thanks!

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August 9, 2011, 10:28 AM
My only issue with my Mark II BV is the trigger. It's 3.0# minimum. Rifle and scope were ~$300.

I bought it as a "cheap" benchrest match rifle. Through my 24 power scope at 50 yards I can watch the crosshairs shift as I squeeze the trigger. It really makes you concentrate on trigger pull.

I wish it were 12-16 oz.

Typical groups are 0.3"-0.4". I have shot one group of ~0.1" and have had a few in the 0.25" range. The rifle is very capable. The "cheap" match ammo I shoot doesn't help.

August 9, 2011, 04:37 PM
Look into CZ 452. Their trigger can be adjusted easily to very nice levels, their accuracy is excellent.

August 9, 2011, 05:38 PM
Sadly, CMG just ran out of their rusty Kiber 82's.

Not that you haven't gotten good input so far, but you might want to add a budget when you say "I want the best .22 rifle I can get for accuracy." There are some darned accurate .22s out there that don't come cheap.

If you're interested in an accurate semi-auto, check out Tony Kidd's stuff at coolguyguns.com.

August 9, 2011, 05:47 PM
+1 for Savage. I have a Mk II BTV that I am enjoying the heck out of. Yes there are better guns for more money (Anschutz, 40X, Volquartsen, etc.) but it's hard to beat the Savages for their price. As for mounting a scope, yes, both the BRJ and the BSEV, along with all the MK II line have weaver bases on them. Just get some Weaver/Picatinny rings and you're good to go.

August 9, 2011, 05:51 PM
Don`t keep looking & go and buy one !

August 9, 2011, 06:25 PM
Savage makes a very good rifle for the money in the MKII and 93. The two I have shoot all out of proportion to their modest price tag. You can fix the trigger. Either tune the Accutrigger or swap it for a Rifle Basic. You can also put a better barrel on it rather easily by modifying the shank on a 77/22 barrel but by the time you paid for a barrel worthy of replacing the factory barrel you might should've bought a better rifle in the first place. Think Clark, KIDD, Shilen or Lilja......not Butler Creek.

August 9, 2011, 08:19 PM
You won't find a factory rifle that will win at sanctioned benchrest matches. Even the Cooper rifles that win are worked over by good rimfire smiths like Brian Voelker, etc.

Unsanctioned matches are another story. The Savages and Anschutz sporters are very good, though well-accurized 10-22s can also do well. We run a "Plinker" category as part of the IR 50/50 Unlimited matches at our club. It's like a beginner class and anyone shooting over 242x250 twice will find that rifle will have to shoot in the Unlimited class after that match. That keeps the category real and it doesn't become an equipment race. (No "target" rifles are allowed in our Plinker matches.)

Some folks choose to never shoot in the Unlimited class, preferring to shoot cheaper ammo and be happy getting pretty good scores that are competitive within that category. Lately, there have been two or three shooters in that class per match and about 14 in Unlimited. Plinkers shoot the highest common scope power among those in that category on that day. Most have variable scopes. (Nine power is allowable, even if someone shows with 6x.)


September 25, 2011, 12:20 AM
So which seems to the better one to go with: savage or sako? Also can I have some info on what to look for or where to start with sako. I don't really know things that set them apart and what aftermarket things I would have to get for that gun either.

September 25, 2011, 11:27 AM
The Sako is definitely a better rifle but then again, it better be because it costs at least twice what a top of the line Savage does.

September 25, 2011, 05:48 PM
Basically, you get what you pay for. The budget rifles shoot well for the money, probably better than they should. But, as you move up the price point you gain features and typically accuracy as well. If you can afford and justify a Sako it will be a great choice. There are many high quality rimfires out there, some of which can be found for a good price. I'd go with the most rifle you can justify. If you are crunched for money there is nothing wrong with the budget rifles, but having a few of the nicer ones has jaded me to heading back to the budget options.

September 26, 2011, 02:42 AM
OK, many say that they are chasing accuracy and want the most accurate rimfire that they can get within a certain budget. You really need to consider this. How much accuracy do you really need? What do you want to use it for? Shooting groups? Shooting matches? If you're shooting for groups, will a shooting a really good group with any sort of regularity suffice? If you're shooting matches, what sort of matches are you going to be shooting?

So...you kind of need to decide what is good enough. If being able to shoot a 1/4" group some of the time and a 1/2" group most of the time, then a Savage or CZ will likely do you.

If you want better, then you'll have to start looking at the likes of an Anschutz MPR, which can be made to shoot very consistently. The ones I've seen have responded very well to the addition of a tuner. Remington 40Xs also shoot very well and either can be had for under $1000. I just picked up a 40X in a McMillan stock with a Jewell trigger and a Weaver T36 on top for $1200.

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