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Postby tealhunter65 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:47 am

Would like to know what everyone thinks about savage rifles .I found one yesterday at a local gunshop for $530,the gun is topped off with a simmons 3-9-40 brand new and was wondering if it was a good price. the caliber is 30-06
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Postby bowhunter20 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:39 pm

That is a pretty good price. Scope is pretty nice too. i love the savage rifles. espeacially thier hair touch triggers. Thoose trigs really make easy to shoot acuratly. I would say get it. :thumbsup:
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Postby ant » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:18 am

I have been using an old savage 99 scoped out for years. Its .308 cal and i love it. however for sentimental reasons im retiring it and moving towards a bolt action Remington. Savage makes great rifles enjoy!
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Postby Cobra » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:53 pm

Depends on the model and which Simmons scope it is. Sounds a bit steep for my area. Package deal with a Tasco is ~$350 here.
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Postby DJH1 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:25 pm

Price seems a bit high, but savages are the most accurate out of the box rifles made today.
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Postby Major Woods » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:04 am

There is a huge variety of diffrent styles of savage rifles, without knowing the exact model number it is impossible to tell if the price is good or not.

I have a .270 stainless steel, heavy barrel, muzzle break witha 3x9x56 scope.
I also use to sell them in my store and never had a customer complaint. Can't say that about the multitudes of Rem 870 shotguns that use to come back to me.
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:31 pm

DJH1 wrote:Price seems a bit high, but savages are the most accurate out of the box rifles made today.

Wow, really? :no: :no:
I shot an old model 99 for my first gun. Hated it, hated the action.
Like someone else said though, there is tons of different models and configurations for Savage rifles. NMI.
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Postby Penguine » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:54 pm

I shoot a 25+ year old Savage .308 every deer season. Love it but it is time to retire it. I need some liter.
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Postby DJH1 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:59 pm

NHDuckHunter wrote:
DJH1 wrote:Price seems a bit high, but savages are the most accurate out of the box rifles made today.

Wow, really? :no: :no:
I shot an old model 99 for my first gun. Hated it, hated the action.
Like someone else said though, there is tons of different models and configurations for Savage rifles. NMI.


The guns I'm referring to are new, out of the box rifles, obviously the 99 not being one of them. While I'm not a fan of the stocks or actions of savage bolt guns, they'll outshoot a remington or winchester any day.
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:03 pm

That really surprises me, to be honest, I don't know anyone that shoots one anymore. I would have guessed, and again, this is from my limited experience, that most people would say a Rem 700 or a Tica, thats interesting. thanks for the opinion.
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Postby fowl_wishes » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:56 pm

I do not own a high powred Savage rifle, but know people that do. I have an uncle that owns one in 7mm Mag and .270. Both are capable of MOA accuracy out of the box with a simmons scope.

I do own a .17 HMR Savage witht eh accutrigger and i know for a fact that i can shoot 1/2" groups at 100 yardsw with the 3-9x scope that came with teh package.

When i do decide to buy a centerfire rifle, it wll be a Savage without a doubt.
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Postby DJH1 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:11 am

NHDuckHunter wrote:That really surprises me, to be honest, I don't know anyone that shoots one anymore. I would have guessed, and again, this is from my limited experience, that most people would say a Rem 700 or a Tica, thats interesting. thanks for the opinion.


Not a big fan of remingtons, but I've been wanting to try the tikkas, hear a lot of good things. I've handled one in the store and can honestly say they have the slickest bolt of any rifle I've ever seen, pretty sweet.
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:43 am

DJH1 wrote:
NHDuckHunter wrote:That really surprises me, to be honest, I don't know anyone that shoots one anymore. I would have guessed, and again, this is from my limited experience, that most people would say a Rem 700 or a Tica, thats interesting. thanks for the opinion.


Not a big fan of remingtons, but I've been wanting to try the tikkas, hear a lot of good things. I've handled one in the store and can honestly say they have the slickest bolt of any rifle I've ever seen, pretty sweet.

The tikka is the Savages polar opposite. :lol:
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Postby fowl_wishes » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:17 pm

So it is expensive, slick action, adequate trigger, "pretty", and inaccurate? :huh: :lol:
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Postby Cobra » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:26 pm

Have friends that have owned Tikkas and have shot all of them. They seemed to be a bit high strung on the load it likes, more so than Rems, Wins and Rugers. I you have plenty of time to work up some loads then it's no problem. Every Savage I've ever fired was at least in the 1" group area, with most any factory load, and can become tack drivers if you load yourself. Savages may be one of the ugliest guns every produced, I don't care, they're shooters out of the box and that's all that really matters.
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Postby tealhunter65 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:04 pm

The gun is a model 110 does the price sound about right.
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Postby Cobra » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:15 pm

Depends on which Simmons scope it is. Some of them only run $25-$30 new. Areas vary in price, sounds to steep for me, but it's hunting season. Found the best time to buy guns is Jan & Feb, off season and they don't want to inventory them.
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Postby supaquack » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:47 pm

DJH1 wrote:Price seems a bit high, but savages are the most accurate out of the box rifles made today.


I agree I bought a savage model 10 with the bull barrel with a Simmons atec scope for $425. Accuracy wise I can put 4 out of 5 shots in a group smaller than a quarter at 100 yards with little effort.
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Postby TommyW » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:08 pm

I bought a Savage Model 12FV in the .204. I have a BSA 6x24x40AO and a Harris bipod. I paid about 750.00 for everything including mounting the scope and bore sighting. I am planning on buying another savage for big game for next year.
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Postby muddydog » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:05 pm

Ive owned just about every caliber from every gun maker, and without a doubt the Savage is the best gun for the money. All of mine have been very dependable and shoot MOA right out of the box. Here in Texas the package guns go for about 370.00
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Postby Loaded » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:03 pm

I bought a Savage 111 bolt action in 7 mag with a Simmons 3x9 from Big 5 for $400 on sale and with a 10% off coupon I got off their website. Its a great rifle and crazy accurate.
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Postby Duckorbust » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:30 am

Teal, I shoot the Savage model 110 in a 30-06 as well as a 243. They have been great guns with no complaints. I bought the 30-06 from Walmart for less than $300 with a cheap scope on it. I bought the 243 for $250 with a simmons 40mm on it. The price seems a little steep to me. If you like the gun, try your local Walmart. They all carry the 110 models with most having scopes already mounted.
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:09 pm

In my area the synthetic stock blued with scope are in the $399 range and the Wood versions are in the $499 range, They are excellent shooters but not much to look at. The 30-06 I had was a 1/2" @ 100 yds gun with most any factory load, even the cheap stuff. I used to shoot crows (and dear / bear) with it @ well over 100 yds. it was that acurate. The fit and finish is not that pretty but that new trigger is fantastic. I have read and been told by many that they are the most accurate out of the box "production" rifle you can get. I have also not heard of any problems like I did with remington and even a few Winchesters when I had my shop.

I have seen them at Walmart for even less and you can check their prices online, print the gun you want from their site and take it to your local store, they will order it in for you.
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