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    Savage 64 Review


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    Okay, I appreciate the willingness to record and post an opinion piece, but I had to stop it after about 8 minutes

    After 5 minutes he's complained about the robust construction twice.
    Give me a break. Just because it's an old design (I don't think he knows HOW old) doesn't mean it's somehow deficient.

    He says the new ones are copying the Ruger mags?
    If true, that's a Good Move. The mags are my only real complaint about this rifle.
    I have 5 mags for mine, and not one of them will feed 10 rounds.
    I eventually settled on loading them to 8 rounds.

    The opening shot is him firing at the range, then during disassembly he remarks that the action screws are 'loose from the factory'.
    Seriously, did he not clean and lubricate it before heading to the range?
    And yes, the bolt must be drawn fully back to chamber a round. He talks like that's an inconvenience, I view it as a safety feature.

    Can't watch any more, sorry

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    You can't badmouth a Cooey design on Gun Owners of Canada.
    That's day one stuff.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Cox View Post
    You can't badmouth a Cooey design on Gun Owners of Canada.
    That's day one stuff.
    Eh, if it was a 1960's or 1970's model, maybe I could take the historical aspect into account. For a brand new Savage, it should be compared to everything else on the market and be evaluated as such. I don't think my viewers/readers would like if I gave thumbs up to a new rifle that wasn't as competitive just because it was Canadian or an older, beloved design. Most of them are watching to figure out if they should get a Savage 64, Rem 597, Ruger 10/22, or Marlin 795.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrielm View Post
    22 minutes long. What is this porn?

    You must have some needy followers to have people spend that kind of time on a review of a 50 + year old design.

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    Great gun for the price, magazine's suck and need some work. I do wish there were some more aftermarket parts.
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    Hi Rocky - That 64 looks really 'tac' - a lot more modern than the basic rifle. If you haven't found it already, there is a great forum for all Savage shooters that has lots of info about these. I've had one for over 5 years and as everyone knows the mags are cr**. I have 6 and ALL have issues with the mag lips wearing 'off' from use. I have to 'bend them' a bit to make them work. You're right that for the $150 or so it's a great little rifle and is reliable (except for the mags) and pretty accurate, too. Once you find the 'favourite' ammo you can keep it under 1/2" @ 50 yds if you're not 'trigger-happy'.
    I made an extended mag release and charging handle, and 'widened' the mag channel to make it easier to release/insert them. One other thing, I always load the mags with the last shot being a snap-cap so I don't 'dry-fire'. That will damage the firing pin - luckily I called Savage in Lakewood and they sent me a couple replacements. Watch for 'carbon ring' build up at the forcing cone, 22 is bad for that.
    *** PS - You should start a new thread, this one is from 2017 and in the "Media" section. It just caught my eye since I love my 64.
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    OP is 3 years old.
    The Savage M64 is exactly the same as my old, old Cooey M64 purchased BNIB with 3 mags(didn't see one of 'em in the box so the clerk took one out of another box) in 1971 from Crappy Tire for a princely $50 as I recall. Its steel mags work just fine. I keep hearing current mags are plastic. New steel mags run $30 at Cabela's but don't fit rifles with plastic mags for some reason.
    Kind of surprised there are any aftermarket bits for 'em though.

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