Re: Very new to the sport and looking for some advice
according to savage site, the 110 FCP HS Precision is 5.75Lbs lighter than the BA, and more than $1000 cheaper retail price, and comes w/ a 20MOA rail and detach mag, virtually the same gun just with different stock, as far as cheekpiece if needed, D.E. sold on this site and Karsten are both good options and easy to install if you can operate a drill.also for a more removable adjutable option blackhawk or other manufactures make some that will work. i seen an article not long ago comparing the HS precision to a Styer in .338L, great accuracy from this rifle w/ factory ammo,1/2 MOA, and if used in a hunting situation, that 5.75lbs will def make a difference! I seen a Savage in .338L yesterday at a local gun shop, not sure of the model, it had a factory black Tupperware stock and a skinny sporter contour barrel w/ brake(not fluted), def would stay way clear of that model if you see it, i believe it was about $1k, cant see accuracy or manageable recoil being too great at all from this rifle. if this is the plain jane 110 fcp your speaking of then dont even consider it for the long range game.
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