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Old 11-27-2013, 11:24 AM
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Get the Savage 116 and don't look back.
A big +1 on that. You will love it.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:36 AM
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This may influence your decision.

Check out this brand new Remington 700's recoil lug
A nice PTG recoil lug is $25.99 from Midway......And if that's the only problem you have with the Rem 700...Then I'd say that's not enough to deter me.

I've been shooting Rem 700 rifles for a LONG time now, and have had no issues.

So, if you're one of those people who is afraid to take a rifle to the gunsmith, then get a Browning A-Bolt II, they'll be perfect from the factory. I've owned 2 of them, and still have 1 of them. They're great rifles.

However, doing a little smith work to a Remington SPS, truing the threads and shoulder on the factory barrel and truing the action and using a better lug, you will love the gun 10x better, and it should be a shooter for alot less money than a custom.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:40 PM
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A nice PTG recoil lug is $25.99 from Midway......And if that's the only problem you have with the Rem 700...Then I'd say that's not enough to deter me.

I've been shooting Rem 700 rifles for a LONG time now, and have had no issues.

So, if you're one of those people who is afraid to take a rifle to the gunsmith, then get a Browning A-Bolt II, they'll be perfect from the factory. I've owned 2 of them, and still have 1 of them. They're great rifles.

However, doing a little smith work to a Remington SPS, truing the threads and shoulder on the factory barrel and truing the action and using a better lug, you will love the gun 10x better, and it should be a shooter for alot less money than a custom.

Point well taken.

On the Savage, is the Accustock worth the extra money?
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:00 PM
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Point well taken.

On the Savage, is the Accustock worth the extra money?
I don't think so, in my opinion. Also, I've played with the Accutriggers alot too....They're as bad as the new Remington X-Mark Pro triggers, which suck.

Honestly, the only factory trigger worth it's weight is the Browning A-Bolt II, after you buy the $18 Rifle Basix spring kit for it. Takes a whole 10 mins to install it, and breaks like glass. I couldn't have imagined for $18 my factory Browning trigger would feel that good.

After spending countless hours playing with the Rem X-Mark Pro triggers I am convinced they are the biggest POS installed in any factory rifle there is available today.

I replace all my x-marks with old style Remington triggers.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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Re: Asking for opinings on a new rifle

Thanks for the input,
This weekend I hope to get to the LGS and look at a few Savages and Vanguards and compare them to the 700 Rem. I may consider the "upper" lever 700's since I can not ever leave well enough alone since I am already thinking of a new stock-bed and float, trigger job/replacement, and possible a break.
...then comes the glass.....

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Re: Asking for opinings on a new rifle

Lots of rifles have integral recoil lugs, winchesters, howa, etc. there is a super sweet looking nosler m48 in the ee i want pretty bad!
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