Originally Posted by midmo
can the savages shoot as well as the rem 700 cdl? I always hear people say that out of all their guns the 700's out shoot any of their collection. i am only asking because i am looking at savage 111 left hand and rem 700 left hand (sps or cdl)
Any rifle of any make can be a lemon. Some will shine better than they should. On average, I have found the Savage to need the least amount of work to get them to shoot. With hand loading most rifles will be very accurate. The nice thing about the 111 is that you will have the accu-trigger. This gives you the operator the opportunity to tune the trigger w/o having to take it to a gunsmith or look up a how too on the internet should you decide to do it your self. I would suggest shouldering the rifle and if it feels good, buy it. Buy a couple different brands of ammo and bullet weights to see what it likes. If you hand load, pick the exact bullet you want to use, and start tuning a load for your rifle. I have shot both Remington and Savage, and I like the Savages. Though... I will admit, after tuning a hand load, doing a bedding job and tuning the trigger, my model 7 in .243 shoots great. My Savage out of the box shot better with hand loads, but I was a little pickier with the reloads on that rifle.
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