Please find below four combinations of ammunition shot through a Savage Mark II FSS and a modified Ruger 10 22. I did a lot of research online before purchasing my Savage Mark II FSS 22LR, I found only great comments about the rifle and it’s superior out of the box accuracy. Early last month I received my brand new Savage Mark II FSS, I immediately went to the range to see the great accuracy for myself. I was very disappointed to find that rifle had extremely poor accuracy. I sent the rifle back to Savage with an explanation of the rifle’s performance along with other minor manufacturing related issues. I received the rifle yesterday with a note and a paper with three shots grouping 1.2 inches at 100 yrds with Federal Gold Medal Ultra Match 40 grain solid bullets to prove the rifle was within specifications. With this I went to the range to see for myself and compared the Savage FSS to my Ruger 10 22 with its huge 28” Green Mountain Stainless bull barrel. Following are the results, 10 shots, under identical conditions, so you can draw your own conclusions:
Savage FSS, 50 yrds, Wolf Match Extra 0.8” group
Ruger 10-22, 50 yrds, Wolf Match Extra 0.5” group
Savage FSS, 50 yrds, CCI Velocitor 2.4” group.
Ruger 10-22, 50 yrds, CCI Velocitor 0.9” group
The 10 22 and a few hi cap mags and you just might be able to shoot till warm weather comes back. Nice not to have to reload mags in sub freezing weather. it also digests the cheapest ammo made without a burp. I call the garbage piffers cause they do not go bang.