Anyone bought a Savage 93 in 22 mag that will actually feed ammo?
A good friend of mine just bought a brand new heavy barreled, stainless steel model 93 with a ventilated blond colored laminate,thumbhole stock. It's a pretty nice looking rifle. Now only if it were possible to feed ammo from the magazine into the chamber we'd have a dandy gun. However 3 different brands of ammo and three different brand new magazines(2 5 round mags and a 10 rounder) yet it is virtually impossible to run the bolt forward and pick up a round and deposit it in the chamber with any combination of the afore mentioned. Then a quick review via the net on this gun and one has to think that Savage has taken a backward step. My buddy didn't by the only clunker in the bunch, in fact it appears that there are more bad ones than good ones.
Here is the part that I can't and won't tolerate. In the reviews several owners say that they have called Savage and Savage customer service tells them that they are unaware of such problems. I called them myself on behalf of my friend. I got the very same story......won't even recognize that they have a quality control issue. No more Savages here, EVER! So much for trying to buy American. I can't in good judgement even advise him to sell it unless he needs another enemy!
I'm not one for airing dirty laundry but Savage has had many,many complaints about this rifle yet they turn their nose up at the buyer. They had a chance to make it right but buried their head in the sand! Shame on Savage!