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Old 12-11-2004, 09:49 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

One other thing I forgot to put in my reply, I checked online for Walmart pricing on both guns, the 700 bdl in 7mm is 546.00 and the 12v savage in 308 is 543.00 so the guns are basically the same in pricing. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-11-2004, 11:31 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

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Of course he would offer to trade. I would only do it it he offered me his rifle and another 700 bucks. Oh and dispose of the Savage for me. The 7 Mag is a tremendously versatile cartridge. Put some 120 V-Maxes in it and go tear up some yotes. It will rule and the recoil will be minimal. On paper the same bullets would be fine. Going long range a good consistant moderate load pushing a 160 grain target type bullet will be nice to shoot too. At least you can look at the Remington without getting sick and it will feed and has a fixable trigger. The Savage........ UGHHH My stomach is turning over. I got to git.

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you haven't shot many savages. Personaly, if it was me, unless the remington was just a smoker in the accuraccy deparment, I would trade in a heart beat. There are VERY few savages that cant find a load signifagently under one MOA(esp. in 308). The flip side is probably only about 40-50% of remingtons will shoot under an inch. Your milage will very, but if yoy talk to people that own both, you'll see that what I said is true.
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Old 12-11-2004, 07:38 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

That was kind of the point I was trying to make, that the savage rifles are very accurate guns. I have a couple remingtons that are great shooters and I don't have any thing against them in particular, I just think the replies were pointing to the savages as being kinda junky and they will hold their own easily with a stock remmy. I would even go out on a limb and say that the remmies have a hard time keeping up with the savages in accuracy if both guns are out of the box with no work done on either. Take Care all, James
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Old 12-11-2004, 08:41 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

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I would even go out on a limb and say that the remmies have a hard time keeping up with the savages in accuracy if both guns are out of the box with no work done on either.

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Roger that. You would be correct.
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:28 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

Thanks for all of .02's, Helps the inner voice. Went ahead and did it tonight. Only catch was that the Savage 12FV turned out to be a 10FP, Still in .308 heavy, but with the tactical stock. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] And now for rings.........Thinking of staying with Burris signiture.
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Old 12-12-2004, 08:59 AM
 
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

I to would make the trade , you can take the Savage adjust the headspace back a little "generaly 1/4 barrel turn" to tighten up the headspace a little and I would just about be certain that the Savage will shoot groups half the size of the Rem , PLUS you will be able to find great factory match ammo and the beloved Lapua brass is cheap for this case.
And if things don't work out with the 308 its a simple deal to change barrels to say a 260Ai or 6.5-284 and then you would have a rig that would be easier to shoot out to 1000yds. But from my experiance ther heavy barreled 308 Savages have all be sub 3/4" shooter and some in the 1/2" range with good loads they like
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:08 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win

One look at your signature tells me you should keep the Remington and buy a Savage. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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