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Old 10-29-2019, 07:52 AM
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I looked at one of these a year or so ago at the local Rural King. The big turnoff on that example was a crown much like a 1/4 x 20 nut in the bulk hardware bin.
I bought this muzzle lapping kit from Mcarbo to address the issue on my Romanian trainer, which has had a hard life. Looks much nicer now. I then "blued" the muzzle with a black Sharpie.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:02 PM
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Nice write-up, Tom.

I REALLY wish you would do a thread on the Savage Mark I on RFC (anything and everything you've learned about it). I've been looking at the Mark I's (I have 3 Mark II's) and would like a comprehensive review from an actual user. You do excellent reviews.
Expect it tmw night, over in the Savage subforum. I need to go shoot it with Wolf. I am trying to decide if I will keep it or trade it in on a 457 ProVarmint. Depends on how the Mk I shoots with the Wolf.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:35 PM
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Just put this scope on it today. Probably the perfect inexpensive scope for this gun. Shooting it with Wolf Match Extra tmw.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:39 PM
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Drat! Technical difficulties.....please stand by.....
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:52 PM
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OK, fixed.

Shot the Rock today with Wolf Match Extra, and CCI MM 36gr HP. All are 5-shot groups at 25 yards, front and rear bags.

Note the Savage's results above, shot with Wolf. The Savage, in its black plastic stock, is within a hair of being as good as my CZ 457 Trainer. The Rock, not so much; but I think it still acquits itself well. As you can see, I was still dialing in the scope for the first two groups of Wolf.

Discounting two flyers for the Savage, it got a 5-shot group average of .15". The Rock got a 4-shot (of 5) average of .21", and did pretty well with the Mini Mag too. (The circled shot under Wolf group 5 is a sighter for the MM. Had to crank that elevation down a bunch for the HV rounds.....)

See post #1. The Rock shot a lot better with the SK Pistol Match Special.

I think this gun is a very viable alternative to a CZ 457 Scout. Obviously less accurate but still quite capable, for about $220 OTD with the nice little scope in post #18. The M14Y was the best of my dozen or so mid-pack 22s, before I started trading them in.

Putting sling studs on it in a few minutes. You can get a pack of three front and rear studs on Amazon for $10.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:27 PM
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Bump for an amazing inexpensive little gun.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:39 AM
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Just used my Mcarbo muzzle lapping kit (link in post 16) on this gun, and off to the range tmw with three new flavors of Eley which have apparently just recently come out. The Action did quite well in the three other guns I have tried it in. The other two are completely new to me.
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Shot the M14Y with four different ammos today. At 25 yds, bipod and bag, 9X on the scope.

Can't say for sure that the muzzle lapping did any good--but it certainly didn't hurt. Some of the groups are pretty respectable, others meh. A fair amount of "4-shot wonders" but no great overall groups. FYI all these ammos cost pretty much the same, $7 - $8/50 rounds.

Edit: Taking measurement of the rest of the groups, it seems this is a .8 - 1.0 MOA gun, at least at 25 yards. Not bad I guess for $140!
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I've done a little research and I have a question around which M14Y's are the most accurate. From what I've read RIA was liquidating some units as they brought the version that has been available the last couple years. Are the models that are "available" now the ones that are known as being quality for the price?
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Thanks Tom!

Your detailed reports and passion for all thing obscure rimfire is inspiring! I'm gonna make this a sticky because its full of great info!
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:08 PM
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I've done a little research and I have a question around which M14Y's are the most accurate. From what I've read RIA was liquidating some units as they brought the version that has been available the last couple years. Are the models that are "available" now the ones that are known as being quality for the price?
Bigstate, I can't directly answer your question; but I bought mine in August 2019 FWIW.

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Your detailed reports and passion for all thing obscure rimfire is inspiring! I'm gonna make this a sticky because its full of great info!
Thanx Flys for the compliment.

I love diving deep into obscure things. I love reading micro-histories, such as this one about solving a very vexing ocean navigational problem, back in the days of sailing ships. Or the true story of Captain Kidd, or the backstory to the first 4-minute mile. That is real history, not just the memorizing dates that we had to do in skool. There are tons of these micro-histories.

I used to be a tournament chess player (class C, i.e. a halfway decent amateur), but had to step back from that abyss....it is very, very deep. Watch Searching for Bobby Fischer to see what I mean.

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Thanks. I’ve got one headed my way. Not 100% sure if I’m getting the “new” threaded model or the older version, as the online dealer had a picture of both on the site. I figured for $108 how could I go wrong, either way. When they are in stock, they don’t seem to last long.
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