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Old 09-22-2005, 12:00 PM
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

Yes, I also tried the 30-378. It had potential but just couldnt make magic out of it. Perhaps with a custom version and longer bbl maybee it would have impressed me more. I get almost as much velocity out of my 300 RUM with amazing accuracy. I think the 300 RUM is much more balanced for the 30 cal but if you need the MAXIMUM amount of velocity then go with the 30-378 and a 30+ tube.

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Old 09-23-2005, 05:09 PM
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

ok so with the 300RUM what do you guys think about the savage 116FSS, it seems pretty 'cheap' i have never shot a savage and to be honest am a little afraid that it will be just that CHEAP, i would love to get a great gun for that cost but if i need to i would rather spend a little more now to get something that will last a life time.
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Old 09-23-2005, 05:10 PM
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

here is a link:
http://www.savagearms.com/116fss.htm
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

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ok so with the 300RUM what do you guys think about the savage 116FSS, it seems pretty 'cheap' i have never shot a savage and to be honest am a little afraid that it will be just that CHEAP, i would love to get a great gun for that cost but if i need to i would rather spend a little more now to get something that will last a life time.

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Have a look at the Remington SPS they have it in 300 RUM and the cartrige was designed for the Rem action and i have not heard of a Bad 300 RUM from Remington. The SPS is parkarised with a Synthetic Stock. Worth a Look if you are on a Budget. The Savage is just too UGLY for me sorry i dont care how they shoot.

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Just checked the remington Web prices and the SPS lists at $520US so a verry competative price.

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Old 09-24-2005, 07:19 AM
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

the savage rifles usually shoot well, even in 300 RUM. I think you would be happy with that rifle.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:11 AM
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

I can guarantee you that you would not be disapointed with a Savage rifle as long as it isn't a beauty contest.

I completly agree that they are a ugly rifle and the stock on the 16fss is crappy but the guns just plain shoot. A 16fss with a different stock would be a GREAT gun.

My dad recently bought one of the Rem SPS in 300 RUM and it is a damn fine shooting gun. Also has a much better feeling stock on it.

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Old 09-27-2005, 10:36 PM
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Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

My two cents.
Savage! Savage shoots real well, i love the accu trigger ive got two, 11f in 223 great varment rifle, and a 116 (something it stainless and synthetic) 300winmag. The 300 kicks like a mule, the stocks on them are a little on the crappy side. However all the money you spend on it is going into the barrel, action, and trigger. You can buy a new stock fairly cheap thats better or get a good recoil pad. But everyone is right she aint going to win no beuty pagent.
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