Re: Savage 11/111 vs. Savage 11/111?
You might not like the plastic magazine in the model 111. I would go with 110, 116, 114 (if available) before I would do any model 11/111 type rifle. There have also been lots of quality complaints on the model 11 blued 6.5mm barrels (drilled oversize, reamer does not clean up, button then has chatter in the grooves and on the lands. I have yet to hear of Savage replacing one of these barrels, even on the LRH. There have been some PO LRH buyers for sure. I have seen more of the LRH rifles for sale (used) than one would expect from a "premium" rifle.
Today, I always see a factory rifle as a donor action/stock/magazine system. If you buy one, shoot it first, sometimes you are lucky. My model 10PC is a good example (223). But otherwise, in at least 50% of the cases, you are going to end up ordering a new custom barrel and with that it will shoot like it was supposed to and not copper foul like a demon,