The M617 has become my most recent favorite firearm. First time out with the green fiber optic; it's a great understudy for the M610.
My dad has a 61 Winchester in 22lr, I remember hunting with him as a kid and he always carried it small game hunting. Im looking for a vintage 22 mag smith and wesson as we speak. Lets just say prices have risen….i really like the 8 3/8 model 48.I have the same two. I have two M61's. 22 Mag. and 22 SLLR. The mag is super accurate at 50 yards. It has the grooved receiver and is scoped. I also have 4 M48's. Thanks for sharing. Big Larry