Re: Savage -VS-Marlin Bolt Action Rimfire Rifles
I have heard better things about the savage's, but don't have first hand experiance.
i prefer the 17hmr, but if you are going to be shooting a little bigger critters than I'd get the mag. I have shot both a lot, and the 32 gr v max bullets for the 22 mag sure do hit hard, and they buck wind a little better than those light 17 grainers.
both super fun guns, I love rimfires, but depends on what you want to shoot. I lean toward the 17, but thats my opinion.