Savage 64F .22LR

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  1. Woodsman68

    Woodsman68 Fawn

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    I bought a Savage 64F last night to use primarily for squirrel hunting. Anyone else use this gun? I know its cheap but I have never been one to put a bunch of money in my hunting guns because I use them. To me they are a tool not a show piece. I looked at the Ruger 10/22 as another option but the stock was to short for me the Savage felt a lot better.

    Also what scope should I put on this rifle?
     
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  2. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    Don’t skimp on a scope. I use to be the guy making fun of the men that spent $ on scopes. Till I had a nice buck out at dusk and couldn’t see him clear. And my buddy gave me his and he was clear as a bell in it. Another gun I had I was shooting before season and the darn reticle fell sideways in it! After those lessons I have never looked back. I’m a diehard Leupold fan. Made in USA!! But for a .22 get any one that is clear and has good glass and I like a 3x9x40 for .22. But I got bad eyes.
     
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  3. Woodsman68

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    rcb216 my eyes are bad too! lol so a good scope is vital! but I don't want to spend more for the scope than I did for the gun.
     
  4. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    I’m not saying drop $150 for a Leopold rifleman. Get one that looks clear and has good eye relief. Bushnell has some good ones around $50-$75. I think vortex has some cheaper versions with decent glass as well.
     
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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Nothing wrong with spending less on a rifle and more on a scope. I have a dozen cheap $50-$100 scopes laying around and half are broke. They were a waste of money. I Could have 1-2 really nice ones for what i paid for them that are clear and would be given a replacement if they ever failed.
     
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    On a high power rifle I agree. But on a .22 squirrel gun I believe you can get by a bit more. Don’t have that thump every time you shoot. I got double the money on my 30-06. $500 scope on $200 rifle.
     
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  7. Gooser

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    BSA sweet 22 works great will not break your budget they have BSA sweet 17
     

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