I've been kicking around the idea of getting the kid another 22 and as discussed in another thread many options were thrown my way...many of which I went out seeking today.
I stopped in at a ma and pa shop I frequent first, and looked around for something old/milsurpy/cheap that might suit the bill...most were collectibles and way out of my range, but I came across this one, and impulse bought. A little research and I think I may have hit it out of the park.
A 22 magnum has been kind of on the radar, and I barely researched them at all before stumbling on what seemed like a good price, and like new for the most part, although it certainly could use a cleaning from the grime on the bolt. Two of the three original stickers are even still present. The stock only has the slightest bit of wear possibly from just a case or rack...or maybe someone who shoots with that finger pronged olympic stance?
I know Savage was
a good company, but like many others have fallen into ill reputation like many other manufacturers have over the recent years. The rifle retails for around $400 it turns out, and the two zip code scope which initially nearly caused me not even pick it up turns out to be a Sightron SII 624x40...also retailing around $400
I got it for $250 OTD.
I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, or wrap my head around all the features of the scope for that matter, it may need some eye relief adjustment. There is only a slight bit of rub on the windage cover...otherwise, it also appears new.
Better news is, the kid didn't really want it for her birthday...but the wife already loved it. When I told her how we made out like bandits in the value department...we both are glad to keep it ourselves...the kid can get a bike or something.
Apparently these followed shortly with the very successful 17HMR semiauto offering a few years ago, and these also have a round designed in tandem with the design of this gun...from YouTube vids, it seems to perform quite well with both this, and the CZ 512. I didn't know this and picked up some Winchester 40 grain that also seemed to perform well with this rifle. Proof is in the pudding...hopefully tomorrow I will be as delighted as I am at the moment.
Apologies for the pic and lack of even being able to pluralize that...I am a little green with a new to me camera, and it does not seem to like artificial lighting...hopefully more tomorrow, although this being so new, they are all over the internet anyway.