One of the footnotes to my New Years Resolution to not buy any new guns was that any gun under $150 was fare game. Today I was in the City and one of the stores had Savage Model 12 bolt action .22 rifles for $149.99. This particular variant has the 'tactical' bolt, a synthetic stock, 16" fluted & floated barrel threaded for a suppressor and Accu-Trigger. It came mounted with a weaver-style rail. The rifle is light as a feather and the trigger is superb.
I mounted a Swift 3-9X I had lying around and took it to the range this afternoon despite varying winds maxing between 18-25 mph. These rifles are nothing to look at but this one shot really well using cheap, Blazer ammunition. When I waited out the wind to it's lulling state, I could cut a three-quarter inch circle at 50 yards pretty much every time off of a bipod. Calm, weather will tell the tale. In any event, it will make a good rifle to have under the seat of the Jeep.~Muir