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Unread 12-26-2007, 01:54 AM
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new rifle opninions needed

Hello all I am having a hard time deciding between a few rifles for my next purchase. this rifle will be a 243 but I can't decide between a savage model 12 vlp a remington model 700 vls or a ruger m77 mkII target... this gun will be used for about 80% long range bench shooting and some varminting ( mostly coyotes) I am a lefty but am buying a right haeded gun brcause of the comfort an shootablity off the bench.
so lets here the opinions...
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Unread 12-26-2007, 12:32 PM
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I would go with the Rem 700 VLS I have 5 of them.

Ever one of them shoot Great .


Kill more Coyotes

Feed The Buzzards
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Unread 12-27-2007, 01:20 PM
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Unread 12-27-2007, 04:14 PM
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n o votes for the ruger or the savage? what about the micmillan stock and the factory pillar bedding? also what is everyones opinions on the sps varmint?
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Unread 12-27-2007, 04:23 PM
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Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge

Savages shoot great, Remmies shoot great.

You have a little more flexibility with the Savages if you are a tinkerer.

McMillan is the class of stocks, if you have time to wait. But there are others that are just as good without the 'bling' value


PS: I've never really cared for the Ruger, but thats just plain old fashion bias
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
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Unread 12-31-2007, 01:49 AM
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so I went into the shop and handled all the above mentioned rifles and chose the savage becase I loved the accutrigger, and out of all three the anwser I kept getting on which is the most accurate out of the box rifle was the savage. the remmy was a close second but it has the monty carlo stock and being a lefty it did not fit that well. now I just have to decide on what to mount on it for glass....
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