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Posted: 5/22/2005 4:01:12 PM EDT
I want a basic hunting type bolt action .308 with a 22 inch (or so) barrel and synthetic furniture and blued metal at a reasonable price, I think the Savage model 11F fits my needs for around $420 new. I know its not the best in the world but what do yall think?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:03:28 PM EDT
Savages are fine rifles.Quickly gaining a great rep as "out of the box accurate"Probably the best bang for the buck.
You wont be dissapointed.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:04:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:22:40 PM EDT
Looks like it might be a go, thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:25:09 PM EDT
Go for it.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:26:38 PM EDT
I have a Savage model 110 "tactical" in 308, it is great...for the price you can't beat it, compared to the Remington, it was 250.00 cheaper. Get you some upgrades though... trigger is rough at first.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:27:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MOGWAR:
I want a basic hunting type bolt action .308 with a 22 inch (or so) barrel and synthetic furniture and blued metal at a reasonable price, I think the Savage model 11F fits my needs for around $420 new. I know its not the best in the world but what do yall think?



I think you'll find they are very nice rifles. If I needed a hunting rifle, they would be among my short list.

Mike
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:28:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:29:05 PM EDT
If you are buying new, the Accutrigger is by far better than anything you can get from the others.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:47:09 PM EDT
My Savage .243 is a real tack driver. My wife put 2 bullet's through one hole @ 100yds. with mine the first time she ever fired it.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:19:49 PM EDT
I got a Savage .308 36" Hbar bolt-action. Quite accurate (though it's hard to tell since the scope sucks), comfortable and built to last. Only $450.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:21:30 PM EDT
I'll never buy a Savage.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:22:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:25:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 6:25:53 PM EDT by WildBoar]
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Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:26:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By doorgunner:
Please don't pay $420 for it. Go down to Walmart and pay $325 for the model 11 package gun. Go home and remove the scope and rings and throw them in the trash. Spend the money that you saved by following my advice and purchase a decent scope. Good luck, and your going to really appreciate the "out of the box" accuracy from your new Savage.



Oh you are in for it now, the anti Wal Mart crusaders are commin.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:30:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 6:31:40 PM EDT by g-shooter]
There is one weak link to the Savage bolt gun. That is the scope mount. Don't go buy a nice rifle and put a scope mount on it with an adjustable screw!!!!!!!

Buy a weaver rail, or one where both rings lock in, and are non-adjustable. Let your scope adjust the point of impact not your scope mount.

Other then that knock yourself out.....you can find a savage cheaper than 420 though!!! I was thinking 350.oo

good luck and buy a Glock with the next set of funds!!!!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:32:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
I'll never buy a Savage.



I wouldn't either but I'm curious as to why you wouldn't.


PM sent
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:07:08 PM EDT
My Savage 116 wears a Leopold mount and a VXIII scope. No problems with accuracy. Its just getting warmed up at 100 yards, grouping well under 1/2". I have gone under an inch at 300, if I hold correctly.

But then again its custom. .308 Win in a long action, 26" heavy Shilen barrel.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:17:16 PM EDT
The savages are great rifles but the trigger out of the box really sux. But any smith worth there salt can make that baby a 2Lb no creep piss your pants trigger. I did 2 today.. Any good solid STEEL scope mount will work well. And get good optics, It makes a big diffrence.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:19:10 PM EDT
Bought a Savage 30.06 last year. Very accurate right out of box on first day. Haven't needed to adjust sights yet. Very good baseline rifle for the money you spend.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:26:45 PM EDT
The trigger iss great out of the box on my 22-250.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:46:02 PM EDT
Isn't the Accutrigger STANDARD on new Savage 110's? This is one sweet trigger and anyone can adjust it. That being so, the Savage detractors here need to get with the picture as this trigger is better than anything else out there in a standard package.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:56:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Isn't the Accutrigger STANDARD on new Savage 110's? This is one sweet trigger and anyone can adjust it. That being so, the Savage detractors here need to get with the picture as this trigger is better than anything else out there in a standard package.



Yup yes they are. As for Savage detractors.. Well You ever wonder why there are so many aftermarket parts for the Remington 700?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:38:24 PM EDT
Like I said its a go, my first bolt gun in years. It doesn't sound "perfect" but I am not trying to win a trophy with it either, I just saw one on GunBroker for $390+ $20 shipping. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:48:04 PM EDT
My brother in law really liked his 300 mag savage tactical. Im a remington man myself, but if your looking for a good hunting rifle the savage is hard to beat for the price vs accuracy.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:53:01 PM EDT
But it as inexpensive as you can, the resale is very bleak.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:23:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rabon:
But it as inexpensive as you can, the resale is very bleak.



Another brilliant statement. If you want to sell one with an Accu-Trigger cheap, I'm sure there are plenty that will line up to buy it. The newer ones with the Accu-Trigger and the improved stock are great guns, and the ones with the Varminter laminated stock put many custom rifles to shame.

Yeah re-sale on older plain models is not great because the newer ones are much better. But add the standard mods that most do to a Remmie and you will have a better gun at a lower price.

Why don't you go on over to the Precision Rifle forum and ask them there.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:39:47 PM EDT
Inexpensive, used Savage 110's are wonderful actions for rebarreling into wildcats. Chambering is a no-brainer as you can do it to finish outside of the action because headspace is set at barreling time.

There is no reason to get rid of a Savage 110 unless you turn hoplophobic.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:46:09 AM EDT
I've got 2 Savage Model 12s...one in .223 is the standard model, the other is the "varmint" with the heavy laminated stock in .22-250.

Mine are both pre-accutrigger models. I replaced the trigger on the .223 with the rifle basix, but I was able to tweek the .22-250 w/o replacing the trigger. I don't think the stock trigger is any more horrid than what's on other rifles. I've seen some Remmys that had nasty stock triggers as well.

The .22-250 shot several 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards literally right out of the box with factory ammo, once I got the scope dialed in.

Savage rifles are a *great* buy, but they don't have the snob appeal that other guns do.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:49:33 AM EDT
my 7mm savage i use for hunting shot 1 hole groups out of the box at 100 meters, i have paid 3-4x more and not gotten groups like that, go ahead and pick it up.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:00:11 AM EDT
I own two Savages. Both are no doubt ugly, but they are both very accurate guns. And both are pre-AccuTrigger models, FWIW.

Extremely tough to find more accuracy for less money.
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