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darcsyde
04-09-2012, 10:37 PM
It's back on sale at Big 5. Was thinking of grabbing it this time around. Any thoughts on the rifle and if it's a good price? I live in the SF Bay so no Turners around.

Thanks in advance.

Ogre8472
04-10-2012, 6:10 AM
Snag it! I did last time and i love mine! The scope is silly but the gun is great.
I swapped the stock scooe with one i had on a crosman 1377c and now its a pleasure to shoot.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x465/ogre8472/2012-03-31_21-13-40_682.jpg

busta00
04-10-2012, 8:01 AM
i have one too. Its a great little plinker. The scope is a joke. Just put a Nikon on with the 50 dollar rebate. Mine has trouble shooting Winchesters and the occasional Federal, but other than that it fires well.

JNunez23
04-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Sorry to thread jack ;)

Would you guys favor this over a Marlin 60? I have a 10/22, but feel like having a stock- plinker.

Ogre8472
04-10-2012, 12:17 PM
Yup. I picked this over them all. Marlin 795, Remington 597, Marlin 60, and the 10/22. I like simple and ease of use. Out of the box accuracy is big too. Price had its place too but for my choices of use the 64 out shined them all.:)

darcsyde
04-10-2012, 2:53 PM
Thanks for the responses everyone. One of the drawbacks I've read about is that the 64 doesn't have a swivel stud for a sling or bipod. Have any of you 64 owners found ways around that? Thanks again.

Agustav
04-10-2012, 3:12 PM
Just buy the Uncle Mike's swivel kit and insatll it yourself (I think mine might have come with the stud from the factory).

The only problem with that is the stock is extremely flimsy, and moves around when you cinch the sling down. I wish there is an aftermarket stock solution for this rifle!

I've own mine for several years (bought it for less then $100 at Turner's during one of the black friday deal). The rifle is very reliable, but not as accurate as Marlin and definetely nowhere near the after market support of the Ruger (i've own all 3 for several years). Also, as previous post stated, the scope is a joke! This rifle deserves better...

Izzy43
04-10-2012, 5:00 PM
The only problem with that is the stock is extremely flimsy, and moves around when you cinch the sling down. I wish there is an aftermarket stock solution for this rifle!


I you think you (or a friend) could handle the woodworking needed to inlet a stock you might consider this: http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Blaster-Uninlet-Stocks-Outside-shape-only-s/62.htm

Ogre8472
04-10-2012, 5:45 PM
Thanks for the responses everyone. One of the drawbacks I've read about is that the 64 doesn't have a swivel stud for a sling or bipod. Have any of you 64 owners found ways around that? Thanks again.


The one Big 5 is selling does. Take s good look or even better ask to hold it. The black stock make it hard to see but mine did come with sling studs front and rear...at least the 64fxp does.

Agustav
04-11-2012, 10:55 AM
I you think you (or a friend) could handle the woodworking needed to inlet a stock you might consider this: http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Blaster-Uninlet-Stocks-Outside-shape-only-s/62.htm

I don't have any wood working experience nor any of my friends (pretty useless I know)... :facepalm:

How diffcult is it to inlet a stock? How much tooling do I need?

Thanks!

Ogre8472
04-12-2012, 6:08 AM
I don't have any wood working experience nor any of my friends (pretty useless I know)... :facepalm:

How diffcult is it to inlet a stock? How much tooling do I need?

Thanks!

Personally i think its just fine for the stock furniture. But to each their own.
Here's a pic of my completed 64fxp and ready to take on ground squirrels! :cool2:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x465/ogre8472/2012-04-11_18-01-44_798.jpg

NOTABIKER
04-18-2012, 4:10 PM
i bought a savage mark 2 FV last month. i love it so much today i got a 64 fxp so the grand sons will let me shoot my mark 2. gun and scope 159 bucks. a cant tell the wife. this is my 3rd 22 in 3 months.

Izzy43
04-21-2012, 5:27 PM
I don't have any wood working experience nor any of my friends (pretty useless I know)... :facepalm:

How diffcult is it to inlet a stock? How much tooling do I need?

Thanks!

Without some woodworking back ground and tools its not worth it. Need drill press, forsner drill bits, good wood chisels, dremel tool so the cost of the tooling out weighs the end product.