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Unread 08-14-2010, 02:53 PM
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Savage edge

What does everyone think of the new savage edge for an entry level hunting rifle. I looked at one yesterday and at $279 was quite impressed by the look and the feel. It seemed to have a qulity matte finish, a detacheble mag, an atractive bolt handle. The stock seemed good for the price, the trigger guard was molded plastic/composite or some other crap however it could be replaced if needed. The bolt seemed to be the same as other savages, the receiver appeared to be slightly redisigned for cosmetic purposes only? I don't know but can only assume that the trigger is the older savage/stevens type which can be adjuste rather easily?

It looks like a winner to me...
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    Unread 08-15-2010, 12:53 AM
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    Re: Savage edge

    I would pick the Stevens 200 over the Edge. At a Texas sporting goods store they are on sale several times a year. Last week I bought another one for $179. Cant buy an action for that.

    Dont like Stevens, just change the bolt sleeve with a Savage bolt sleeve. Nobody will ever know.
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    Unread 08-15-2010, 07:13 AM
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    Re: Savage edge

    We sold a few of them at our store, reminds me of the Remington 770. Not very well made. The trigger is the worst I've seen and I don't think it is adjustable. I think the best value for a few dollars more is the Marlin XL7 or the Stevens 200.

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    Unread 08-20-2010, 11:16 PM
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    Re: Savage edge

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    I would pick the Stevens 200 over the Edge. At a Texas sporting goods store they are on sale several times a year. Last week I bought another one for $179. Cant buy an action for that.

    Dont like Stevens, just change the bolt sleeve with a Savage bolt sleeve. Nobody will ever know.
    Oregon sales are so much more its worth the drive to Texas!!, where do I go??
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    Unread 08-21-2010, 11:40 AM
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    Re: Savage edge

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    Oregon sales are so much more its worth the drive to Texas!!, where do I go??
    The closest Academy Sports would be the one on the West side of El Paso, Texas.

    Swing through Reno on your way through and I'll ride with you. I wouldn't mind picking up a couple.
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    Unread 08-21-2010, 04:20 PM
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    Re: Savage edge

    The Stevens 200 were on sale for $179, but not anymore in DFW. I think the regular price, when they have them, is $249 and the magnums and .223's are $299. Price also varies with location.
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    Unread 08-23-2010, 08:09 PM
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    Re: Savage edge

    I have 2, a 223 and a 7-08. Trigger feels like 10 pounds, but, shot a 5 shot group at 100 yards you could cover with a nickle with the 223. Having gun smith work the trigger over. More accurate than the Stevens 200's I've had, Marlin XS7 are very close, have a better trigger. I think they are a great buy, mine were $285 OTD.
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