I picked up a Basic Savage Mark II 22lr a while back on the cheap. It was unusual in that it had a matte finish rather than the traditional blue. Finally got around to getting it cut and threaded and it came out nice. Sporter barrel and plastic stock make for a light weight gun. Got $215 in the rifle including the cost of the thread job, picked up a 4x Bushnell scope from Academy yesterday and it is quite impressive for what it is. It was by far the clearest and brightest sub $100 scope I could find. Slapped a older Coastal Passport can I bought many years ago on it and its ready for the range. It will be my dedicated deer stand varmint removal tool. I have had lots of coons, crows, and fox squirrels that need thinning out. Not a bad set up for$315!