Recently I have been drawn into lr hunting. Mostly I am going for varmint, coyote, and deer and have the ability to shoot as far out with pinpoint accuracy as possible ( I guess we all do [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]). I believe the .308 would be a good all around caliber, would anyone recommend differently? I have been looking for a rifle and have come across several. All of the ones listed below are in .308.
Savage 11 GNS
Savage 200 Stevens
Savage 16 FXP3
Remington 742 Woodmaster
Remington 700 VS
Do any of these guns fit the description of what I want to do? Would you recommend any other ones not listed? Any that I need to stay clear of? Basically any help or direction would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Get the Savage 12FV and put the money you saved vs. buying a Remington into the glass. You'll have a good starting out rifle w/a good trigger. There's not much that can compete w/a Savage for out of the box accuracy either.
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I would tell you to go with something in a 6mm caliber or the 308. YOu could also go for a 7mm-08. ANy of these would work good. I would also tell you to go for the Savage only becuase it will shoot good and it will be cheap. If you go with the Remington I am sure you will be more than happy though.
I saw you mentioned a savage 16 fxp3, this is a package rifle that comes with a scope. THe scope definantly not LR quality. If you were gonna pick a savage rifle for LR I would go with the 10 fp or the 12 fv, either one will be a shooter. For the Rem get something in a heavy barrel.
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I personally would have gone with the Rem 700 but there was no reason behind it. I can get a
Savage 11 GNS for $339
12FV for $489
are these fair prices,and if so which would you recommend for the price, or could you direct me to a better price or even better gun? Thanks!
Go for the savage 12 FV. Use the money you save for glass first. Then buy a stock their are many good stocks for savages out their for very reasonible money. Put your money in good scope you'll never regret it.
With the same rationale as buying the best glass you can afford, I believe the best platform you have listed is a Model 700 Remington, or even a 40X. I doubt that you would ever regret it, and if you did, the resale value is much higher than a Savage. LB