Originally Posted by etisll40
I'd really like to buy a savage ml. Which of the 2 is better and why anybody? Thanks
They are different in a lot of ways.
Savage 10ML was a Savage model 10 bolt action PRE-Accutrigger rifle.
It used a special module that looked similat to a 45 case that you inserted a 209 primer.
The module had a tendency to leak over time.
These are all over 10 years old now.
They should still be grandfathered and not need a FFL and can be made centerfire by changing the barrel which I think were all large shank.
Here is the Savage 10ML sketch:
Since it was a bolt action rifle the BATF later ruled that it required a FFL but gave Savage time to comply or change the design.
The Savage ML-2 action does not have locking lugs and can't easily be converted to centerfire so no FFL required.
Depending how old it is is may be pre accutrigger or it may be Accutrigger.
Removing the bolt requires loosening the rear action screw.
Current models are only Blue, and I think all are small shank.