I was wondering what the consensus on the Savage 110 was for a beginner med range gun was? I like .308 and am going to start there. Later I'll buy a .300WinMag after I work on form and get this all under the belt (plus have a beefier elk .
Is this a good starter? If so, what does it go for in your area? If not this one, which one? I do want to be able to do some limited hauling of it in the woods, but will set up a table at my stand so I can take 500yds or so this season on deer.
sounds like a descent place to start to me. There are a lot of posts talking about the accuracy that is coming from factory savages. If you're lucky the one you pick off the shelf will be too. I personally don't have a .308, but wouldn't run from using one for deer sized game at all. Good luck.
"I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth and he won't see my breath. I take my time. . . I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear"
If I have to shoot it, I will never own another factory gun that is not a Savage. I've sold too many of these things and hear/see the results people are getting. I've also shot a few [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img].
If your going w/the .308, look @ there law enforcement series.
I woke up in the middle of the night and started printing off the pages of the different LE series and the varmint series. I have to say that some of those LE series are nice.
So, let's get away from the 110, as I've finally gotten my head together and realize that the 1 in front shows it's a long action and I'm looking for short.
So, let's look at the Model 10FP with 24" barrel in SS (want to be in the weather and not care) or the Model 10FP-LE2 that has the 26" barrel. Why one of those as opposed to the Model 12FVSS with it's 26" barrel?
Am I a little too worried to get a 26" barrel? Is it going to matter that much?
Savage rifles are a great place to start. The blind mag, plastic stock (FP I think) is a great rifle. Should come in a 26" blued heavy barrel and accutrigger. I prefer the 223 for beginners as it just is so much easier to shoot compared to a 308. The 1 in 9 twist will allow you to use 75gr Amax, 77gr MK which is plenty all the way to 1000yds. Ballistically identical to the 308 so why put up with the abuse.
biggest plus of the 223, more shots before the barrel gets hot. I hate waiting for barrels to cool.
Just remember to bed the action properly. It can be done even in those plastic stocks. hog out the foreend so that there is absolutely no way for the barrel to hit the stock.
With proper loading, little reason to not get 1/2 MOA or better. Best value on the market today.
Also, consider the Stevens 200. Same rifle just with the orig trigger. Swap out or tune and you have an ever cheaper rifle.
You should know that changing barrels/magazine boxes, etc on a Savage takes just a few minutes so you don't need to buy another gun down the road, just rebarrel yours and keep your stock, mods, scope w mounts. What I'm getting at here is that if you eventually want a 300 WM you might get that now and rebarrel to .308 just like Savage used to do with the older 110s. I'll bet you can find a .308 take off barrel for around a hundred bucks, maybe less. If you really want a short action then make sure to get a 300 WSM version for the CRF, that one can be switched to .308 also if you don't want to load down the WSM.
I have a 110FP in 25-06. You're saying all I have to do to get a 300 WM or a 338 WM is to buy a new barrel instead of the whole gun? That would be great!! Would it take a lot of work to transfer from the 25-06 to the 338 WM?