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Savage Mark II synthetic stock

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Guvnor, May 12, 2010.

  1. Guvnor

    Guvnor Well-Known Member

    Im shopping for a new squirrel rifle and was looking at a savage mark II F, with black synthetic stock. The price is right but I couldn't help but notice how cheap and flimsy the stock is.

    Im not badmouthing savage, as I already have a Mark II G (wood stock) that I target shoot with and its an excellent gun. But the synthetic stock seems like its made of tupperware.

    Do these stocks stand up to regular use?
  2. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    I hear that the synthetic stocks are not very good. Get a hardwood or laminate stock. Looking into the MkII BV with the laminated stock and target barrel. Or you can get an aftermarket one.
  3. dtvburns

    dtvburns Member.

    I went for the G because I did not like th plastic stock either.
  4. DasFriek

    DasFriek Well-Known Member

    I think very few people like the plastic stocks unless your a hardcore abuser of guns and play in the mud and rail alot with it.
    Ive seen a G locally that was set for scope only and had no iron sights and it was a very nice and clean looking low priced gun.
  5. snakeman

    snakeman Well-Known Member

    i like my henry lever gun but then again I'm not you. That said the savage 17 my dad has is very accurate but has lots of feeding issues and jams almost constantly.
  6. SpookyPistolero

    SpookyPistolero Well-Known Member

    I own one of these, it's a perfect little .22. I love it and I think it comes to the range with me every time. A .22 bolt is just plain fun to cycle and people I take with me always enjoy it. Mine has bee extremely accurate and never had a problem, of course. The only 'gripe' is that the mag well is exactly at the point of balance, so it's an awkward spot to hold when carrying. I just need to find some 5 rnd mags though.

    As far as the stock, I've never had an issue with it. The rifle has gun hunting/camping with me many times without issue. Fits me pretty well and is durable.
  7. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    As you well know they are great rifles, but I have to agree that the standard synthetic leaves much to be desired. IMO it is good enough (haven't seen one break anyway), but why not go with the more accurate, better looking, better fitting (at least for me) one?

  8. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    I bought one with the synthetic stock. Yeah, it isn't the nicest stock in the world, but OTOH it functions OK and I got it because I wanted a cheap bolt .22 for simplicity.
  9. Col. Plink

    Col. Plink Well-Known Member

    I am currently asking for a wood stocked MkII with a really nice tiger stripe to it (no Accutrigger though) w/1100 rounds Federal red box (asking too little?).

    I will follow up with a post of a synthstock Accutrigger for sale on the same site...
  10. Col. Plink

    Col. Plink Well-Known Member

  11. slowr1der

    slowr1der Well-Known Member

    I have not seen or handled the Mark II .22's with they synthetic stock but I can say the ones on the bigger rifles like the Model 10 is pretty flimsy feeling in the forearm piece. I don't like that it's flimsy but it doesn't seem to effect accuracy as everyone I've shot has still been super accurate. On top of the the stocks seem to fit me well and are pretty light weight. It seems like from being flimsy it sometimes seems like one side gets closer to the barrel and you will have to straighten it out. It's not that bad though and overall it's the only flaw I've been able to find at all with Savages and imo it's not much of a flaw as it still functions 100%.
  12. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    they are cheap, nib i see the plastics were cut leaving marks leaving some marks. feels fine but looks cheap
  13. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    Yes, they do!

    I should think you'll not notice any type of 'handicap' resulting from the stock on these rifles.

    The stocks are somewhat flimsy, but not to the point of causing any appreciable problems with accuracy.

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