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Rifle choice/options in 204Ruger?

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Unread 04-12-2008, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Supermag View Post
I have no experience with the Savage or CZ but do own the 700 in 204. If you choose this rifle you will have no regrets (once you do a trigger job). It is fairly heavy with a scope but not unmanageable.
What do you recommend to be done with the trigger on the Rem 700?

If you think the Rem 700 at 8#'s is heavy, I can only imagine what the 12 pound Savage feels like!
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Unread 04-13-2008, 10:22 AM
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The trigger pull on mine (with the old trigger) was about 6 lbs. and wouldn't group enough to even sight in. I adjusted the weight to about 2.5 lbs and it shot great. The weight isn't bad for varmint hunting where you don't move around alot but I used it for deer hunting (it's legal here) and carrying it all day with a scope, harris bipod and full mag got a little heavy by the end of the day. The Remys weight is great for PD hunting where, if you keep your eyes open, you can watch the impact (spectacular). The 12 pound Savage wouldn't be worth the weight in this caliber.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:03 PM
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my vote would be for the VLP, but your price is a little off. they are arounf 950, not 630...but I would buy another one in a heart beat
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