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Old 02-09-2013, 6:34 PM
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Originally Posted by chingdaotze View Post
.22LR reaches maximum velocity at 16 inches. After that, friction between the bullet and the barrel starts decreasing velocity. Lower velocity = less of a straight shot = less accuracy. However, a longer barrel offers a better sight radius, and lower vibrations and the increased amount of metal will take longer to heat up, which improves accuracy.

My advice to you is this: buy neither. If you're making a purchasing decision based on availability, then wait until availability isn't an issue. Several months from now when you get your dream .22, you'll be much happier.

OTOH if the Savage or the Marlin is what you really want (or you can't wait), then go to a store and handle both. Go with whichever feels better to you. Don't forget your local guns shops (not just the big retailers); they might have good prices as well.
Thanks chingdaotze, I guess is me wanting it now, since I already placed an order for a .22 handgun I want a .22 rifle to go with it...But, with this crazy time its hard to find a descent rifle in stores...Patience, like they say, it is a virtue!!
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