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Which is 'better' - Savage, or remington.

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:16 PM
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Re: Which is 'better' - Savage, or remington.

Pretty much all comes down to personal preferance. Myself I prefer the Rems.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:18 PM
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Re: Which is 'better' - Savage, or remington.

I think it a personal thing. If you like to work on your own guns the savage is defiantly easier, especially if you do not have your own lath. If you want a different bolt handle, bolt head, barrel, trigger, etc. just buy it an put it on. Aftermarket availability is getting pretty good now. With pretty much anything one could do to a remington available. I have built both and found it is much easier to make a savage shoot, as they have a floating bolt head and truing the face is not needed like it is on a Remington.
You will get more oohs and ahhhs ot of a Remington if that is what you are after. It is also easier to get your money out of a custom if it is built on a remington.

For me the more modular design of the savage is genius and for that it gets my vote. More people like the remington than the savage but I think this is as much the sheep factor as it is a preference. I think if everyone had to use both for a year it would be closer to a 50/50 split on which ones people prefer.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:51 PM
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Re: Which is 'better' - Savage, or remington.

First of all let me say, I am only talking about the heavy barrel versions of each. I know the sporter, pencil thin barrels can be and are accurate, I just don't have any! A few years ago and I would have jumped up and down and screamed "Remington". I now own both and a couple of Winchesters and I've shot some fantastic groups with all (M700;Sendero/VS/PSS, 110FP, 112BVSS, M70;HVB). They all have lots of potential and some require more tuning than others. JohnnyK.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:04 PM
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Re: Which is 'better' - Savage, or remington.

So neither action is objectively better than the other, entirely forgetting factory barrels and stocks and so forth?

The floating bolt head/multiple piece bolt on the savages doesn't cause problems?

Everyone should buy savages then, since a stevens 200 is cheaper than a remington SPS.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:44 AM
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Re: Which is 'better' - Savage, or remington.

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So neither action is objectively better than the other, entirely forgetting factory barrels and stocks and so forth?

The floating bolt head/multiple piece bolt on the savages doesn't cause problems?

Everyone should buy savages then, since a stevens 200 is cheaper than a remington SPS.
Im glad you see it my way! just kidding.


All the pressure is on the bolt head not the bolt body so no problems on the floating head.;)
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