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Savage FVSR

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by Lone Kimono, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Lone Kimono

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    I'm thinking about buying a Savage FVSR, but wanted to ask about the action. I picked up a cheaper Savage .22 at Walmart and it felt like junk in my hands. Working the bolt took some effort. I'm hoping it's better on the FVSR.
     
  2. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Savage is not know for their smooth actions. Savages are budget guns that are accurate but the savings have to be made somewhere. The FVSRs that I have plate with have has rough actions.




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  3. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Action on mine is not rough at all. No, it is not my CZ 452, but it is not bad. Some folks have complained about the accutrigger in thier Savage rimfires as well, but mine is light and crisp. Maybe I got lucky. I really enjoy it- it's a great little rifle.
     
  4. FH Alum

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    oops double post!!
     
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  5. FH Alum

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    They are junk run away: you don't want one...(they are hard enough to get right now without more competition) :whistling:

    http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz354/beaverstaterich/023.jpg

    Seriously, they are great-best value in firearms. Assuming you are getting the FVSR to mount a can?

    The CZ is nice can't go wrong but if you are mounting a silencer know that they require an adapter ~$80 to get to the standard 1/2 x 28 pitch. I don't want extra pieces between my barrel and can to get out of alignment and cause a baffel strike.

    The Ruger bolt can be nice with a trigger job. However, the $$ Ruger wants for it is just nuts when it sports the same barrel as the 10/22 (ok not exact but close enough)

    In the pic above the top rifle is an FVSR with Boyds stock and DIP bottom metal. The action will smooth out and the FVSR's heavier bolt handle makes the action feel smoother. Add the cost of an aftermarket stock as the Tupperware stock with glass just sucks.

    The other 3 are a

    2. Factory threaded tapered barrel (look real close at the end to see the knurled protector) with home made cheek riser as no one makes after market wood that looks good with the tapered barrel.

    3. Aftermarket Tech Sights on unmodified Tupperware stock. With open sights the factory stock is OK as the low cheek weld is not an issue. Great rifle for jacks and other running critters when glass is a minus. This is a super rifle to train kids on as well.

    4. .17 that now sports Boyds wood and has a date to get threaded as well.
     
  6. irishbum

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    I love mine, its a .22 so I'm don't worry too much about how smooth the bolt is. Also the only bolt I have so nothing to compare it to.

    [​IMG]

    But the thing is darn accurate.

    Are you going to use a suppressor on it?
     
  7. Lone Kimono

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    Yeah, normally I wouldn't worry about the action too much, but the cheaper Savage .22 bolt I picked up at Walmart felt like it was going to break in my hands. That model was a hundred dollars cheaper, so hope the FVSR is better.

    I like the fact I can by the FVSR (If I can find one) and a Mueller for the same price as the CZ. Not having to pay for a thread adapter is also a plus!
     
  8. bryceban

    bryceban NRA Life Member

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    I love my FV-SR. When I first got it I put a couple hundred rounds through it to break it in, etc. The action smoothed up as I worked it and before I gave it a good cleaning I smeared a metal polishing compound on the bolt and worked it a couple hundred times. With a lite coat of lube it is now buttery smooth especially with the oversize bolt handle and will literally stack CCI SV on top of each other. One of my favorite suppressed host.
     
  9. Lone Kimono

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    You all weren't kidding about it being hard to find. My FFL friend couldn't get it at Davidson's or any place else. Not sure I want to pay the inflated Gun Broker prices just yet. Especially, since Savage told me they are still making them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  10. FH Alum

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    Yep, tell me about it. I looked for 6+ months for my FVSR and settled on the tapered barrel model I found at Cabelas for way too much $$. However, having a can w/o a host sucks so I ponied up and got the compromise.

    4 days later local dealer calls to tell me a FVSR LNIB came in on trade and I could have it for $175. :faint: Guy who had it thought it was too heavy and didn't like the stock.

    Needless to say I just now have a "spare" Savage .22. My 11 yo daughter is trying to get me to paint the stock pink or purple.
     
  11. Lone Kimono

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    Thanks again for all the advice! I found one online today :) I'm thinking of putting a Mueller APV on it. I just saw a tactical version on Amazon, but I'm not sure what the difference is from the standard.

    Anything better to put on it?
     
  12. irishbum

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    Tactical has the exposed turrets and mil-dot I believe is the difference. APV is the same but different.

    I have 4.5 x 14 it is great no issue, also used Burris XTR Low mount rings.
     
  13. Lone Kimono

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    Is that the APV in your pic?
     
  14. irishbum

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  15. Lone Kimono

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  16. Buy an FVSR with confidence. Lots of fanatical owners, few complaints from those who actually own them.

    I have an APV 4.5-14x40mm on mine, and it is a fantastic scope for the price. I picked mine up for $130 with free shipping on amazon.com.

    ETA: You can see my setup in my video on 22LR suppressors below.

    [ame="http://youtu.be/31scE1_V2f4"]http://youtu.be/31scE1_V2f4[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  17. AR-G23

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  18. Lone Kimono

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    That was a cool video! (had to edit this) Lots of cool videos!


    What scope rings would you suggest?
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  19. Thanks!

    Any quality set in "low" height should work. The scope base on the FVSR is pretty high, so it already gives you good clearance for the scope.
     
  20. Lone Kimono

    Lone Kimono

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    I just chatted with a guy from Optics Planet who suggested Vortex or Leupold PWR. The Vortex are about $20 cheaper, but I've never heard of them.

    PS you were right about your video. A .22 can is a gateway to wanting other cans. Specifically, a .308. Anything comparable in sound to how quiet those are?