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Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

 
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:35 PM
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Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

Hello all. Just wanted some advice on my next gun. First off, I have never done long range shooting or hunting, but have been shooting and hunting my entire life and would really like to get into the sport.
I am looking for a very accurate out-of-the box rifle capable of less than MOA accuracy. If money were no object, then I would just buy a custom gun, but not really wanting to pay the hefty price for 0.5MOA precision, I would like to just get the best bang for my buck for my first long range gun. I plan on putting a Nightforce NXS 8-32 on whatever I buy. I am at least certain about that. I have read about the Weatherby Vanguard sub MOA on their website as well as the Savage Model 111 Hunter series FCNS. The Weatherby guarantees the accuracy, MSRP is $1000, but is made in Japan. The Savage doesn't guarantee accuracy, is about $350 cheaper, and is made in the US. I am still contemplating caliber, but most likely will get either 300 Win. Mag, or 7mm Mag.
I would really appreciate any insight that anyone could give me. I would also be open to suggestions to brands other than the two guns mentioned above. Thanks to all for your help.
Steve

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Old 08-10-2010, 08:40 PM
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Re: Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

Weatherby Vanguard SUB-MOA vs. Savage 112BVSS


Check out this thread it might help you out. I dont personally have experience with either.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:58 PM
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Re: Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

You may want to look at the Savage Long Range Hunter. Heavy barreled, accustock, accutrigger and priced around $750.00.

Savage Arms Firearms > 111 Long Range Hunter
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Re: Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

Get a Stevens 200 in 300win or 7mmMag. Sell the stock and barrel. Buy a Stockade money saver stock and a prefit barrel from Jim Briggs.

You'll have a better gun than either the Weatherby or Savage LRH for cheaper.
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Re: Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

Thank you guys for the information. I really appreciate it. So far, it looks like the Savage is going to get the nod. I will do more research and make my decision once I am confident that I am getting exactly what I want. I plan on going to some gun shops and get my hands on a few rifles to decide what is going to be the one. Thanks again for the help!
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Re: Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

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Get a Stevens 200 in 300win or 7mmMag. Sell the stock and barrel. Buy a Stockade money saver stock and a prefit barrel from Jim Briggs.

You'll have a better gun than either the Weatherby or Savage LRH for cheaper.

The more I play with Savages the better advice like this is!!! You just can't beat a custom barrel with a good chamber!!
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Re: Help me decide Weatherby/Savage?

My vote goes for the Weatherby all day long better action
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