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Posted: 8/23/2004 11:59:01 AM EST
Hey guys

Looking for someone who has experience in long range shooting. Looking at models Remington PSS and the Savage with the Mcmillan stock with accu-trigger. Basically looking for a good distance gun that i won't have to modify to much.

thanks for your replies
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 11:59:39 AM EST
Go with the savage.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 12:33:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Go with the savage.



+1
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 1:55:23 PM EST
I've got a friend with two PSS rifles (.308 and .300 ultra-mag) and the Savage. He couldn't quit talking about the Savage for two weeks after he got it. He is really impressed by it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 1:59:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:03:37 PM EST
I have a Savage 110FP, pre-accutrigger, in .30-06 and I will put it up against a Remmy any day. I put the Choate Sniper Stock on it and still have less in it than a 700 PSS.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:06:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:08:57 PM EST
I've got a 10FP in 308. IT soots and has shoot a consistent .58" 5 shot group, with th cold bore shot in the center of the grouping since I bought it. Some will say that Savage falls off at longer distances, but that makes no logical sense. Word is that the 700P has gone downhill, and that since they were labelled PSS, they aren't the same gun. The LTR has a better rep and the VS, which has the same PSS action, and LTR stock is the better buy, if you're satisfied with the HS stock.

The savage is the better buy, but the Remmy allows for more flexibility if you want to upgrade later. If you want a rifle that you keep the way it comes, go with the Savage you're looking at. The accutrigger has it's merits and downsides. The Sharpshooter trigger is a better trigger.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:10:40 PM EST
i would put my savage up against any gun
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:34:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
i would put my savage up against any gun



As would I. Zeroing my Savage 110FP I shot a three shot group of .447" center to center at 200 yards from the bench. Fantastic rifle.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:11:58 PM EST
What caliber are you looking for?

CW
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 6:04:03 PM EST
Remmy VS .308
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 6:07:19 PM EST
how rugged are the SAVAGEs though?

Link Posted: 8/23/2004 6:25:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:48:39 AM EST
Well... just last weekend we had my PSS .308 and a couple o' Savage 10FP's out shooting 800 and 600yrds.... I like my PSS, but had I known about the Savage... I would have saved some $$$
Up here the Savage is conciderably less expensive than the PSS.
I'm about to buy one for myself in .223 the 10FP-LE2A...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Girlieman/10FP-LE2A.jpg
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:02:59 AM EST
Savage!
I have one in .308 that is my deer rifle! I killed 4 with it last year and only one was standing still. All shots were off-hand standing or kneeling!
I modified my stock a bit to accomodate a 50mm scope (cheek rest a little higher).
2.5 lb. trigger... I LOVE my Savage, it is a mean little bugger for the money!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:15:47 AM EST
I have compared the 10FP and the PSS side by side and IMHO the Savage is a much better built gun, for less $$$.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:25:26 AM EST
I have a LTR, PSS and a 10FP w/ the Choate stock & Accutrigger. All are .308 but can you ever have to many .308's? The Savage is the most accurate from 100 out to 800 which is the farthest I've shot. The LTR is not far behind though and the shorter barrel comes in handy at times. Both of these rifle will produce consistant .50-.75 inch groups at 100 yards. I think the longer barrel on the Savage helps it produce better groups from 500-800 yards. The PSS I have I believe is a lemon and needs a new crown, 2"-3" 100 yard groups and it gets worse. I would stay away from the Savage w/ the base stock as it bends a little too much. The Accutrigger is great and really simple to adjust but as someone posted above if you like to be able to adjust every aspect of a trigger the Sharpshooter is a little better, I had one of these on a previous 10FP I sold.
The Savage w/ the Choate stock is a great buy and I've never seen a Savage 10FP that didn't shoot pretty good. I can't say that about the Remingtons.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:31:15 AM EST
Get the PSS.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:31:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:36:19 AM EST
I went with the Savage and must say I like it a lot. The new trigger system is great. Bob
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:38:55 AM EST
I have shot the LTR and the Savage w/ new trigger and both are great. The trigger on the Savage really puts it over the top but the cheapy stock has to go. Ive also heard the Mc M. stocks have had some quality issues and a save bet is the SS stock.

When I was at the gunshop they were really trying to sell the Savage in 7mm, and really wanted to talk us out of the 308.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:41:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Paul, you make a good point about LEO and military rifles being built off Remington rifles, but what you didn't mention is WHY? Just because the military is using the Remington does that mean it is better than some other rifle?



I think the reason is the Remmy aftermarget parts that are out there has somthing to do with it. I know there isnt many manufacters of stocks for the Savage and Im sure that has somthing to do with it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:32:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 9:36:06 PM EST by LARRYG]

Originally Posted By 6172crew:

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Paul, you make a good point about LEO and military rifles being built off Remington rifles, but what you didn't mention is WHY? Just because the military is using the Remington does that mean it is better than some other rifle?



I think the reason is the Remmy aftermarget parts that are out there has somthing to do with it. I know there isnt many manufacters of stocks for the Savage and Im sure that has somthing to do with it.



Choate makes an Ultimate Sniper stock and an Ultimate Varmint stock for the Savages. I have the Ultimate Sniper stock on mine. This is not the one from the factory, I bought the stock and put it on.


Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:55:11 PM EST
RTFQ and I quote "not modify too much" Savage

If you are going to pour piles of money into it. either

now if you are talking about the very basic "tactical" rifle, get a better stock than the basic Savage composite and you still have a better rifle for less than the remmy.

Drift on over to the Precision Rifles forum here and Snipers Hide and Snipers Paradise and you'll fing that the Savages are getting a lot of good press.

Put $3000 in upgrades and improvements on any action and you damn well better get a tack driver.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:37:49 AM EST
tagged for review later
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