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rem vs savage looking for opinions

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Unread 01-08-2009, 10:55 AM
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Re: rem vs savage looking for opinions

The rem is a good gun and you can get it left hand is nice. Im aleft hander to but i always shot right handed guns left handed. Ihave a savage predator i reload for it and get great accuricy even out to 500 yds. Ihave 22=250 and it shoots very well. Good luck on your choice:d
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Unread 11-27-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: rem vs savage looking for opinions

Both shoot. If you are going to build a custom and use the actions I use the Remingtons. I've seen both in customs that shot really GREAT, but you cant put a Jewell trigger on a Savage.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 08:00 PM
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I have a Savage Predator in 22-250. Amazing accuracy. I have bunch of Remingtons and they won't touch this Savage. Even with cheap K Mart Reminton 55gr soft points at $8 a box, it shoots .25 MOA. Got a 4.5x14x40 Leupold VX3 with a B/C Reticle that is good to 500 yards........deadly on the coyotes. The Accutrigger is excellent.

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Unread 12-14-2011, 07:35 AM
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Re: rem vs savage looking for opinions

Since everyone started saying Savages shoot great I thought I would try a few. So far I've shot one savage and two Steven's. The Stevens are just plain bad. They wouldn't shoot good and the trigger pull is the worst I've seen in 30 plus years of shooting. The Savage was better but wouldn't hold a candle to any of the Remington 700's I've shot and the trigger was not even close to the lastest XMark Pro factory trigger out of the box.

You hear much about the stock Reminging uses, but if you think that is bad try shooting a Steven's. Both I've shot from this year the stocks were soft and one was warps and touching the barrel.

I keep wanting the Savages to do well, but so far I truely can say they do. In fact one I shot in 243 splits the case necks on factory rounds. I'm guessing it needs to go back to the factory.

On the Remington side...I've not found one yet in 223, 22-250, or 243 that won't shoot a one hole group at 100 yards.

It sure would be nice if they can get those $300 Stevens to shoot though. Believe it or not I'm trying to be nice to Savage.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 07:52 AM
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Re: rem vs savage looking for opinions

I own one rem700 in 308win, it's and older model before the x-mark trigger i replaced the stock one with a jewel and i can shoot dime to quarter size groups at 200yd all day. I own two ruger m77 one in 243 the other is 7rem mag, replaced the stock triggers which are **** with timney and haven't looked back since.
I've shot several savages with the accutrigger and properly adjusted, they are pretty good.
As to your question about scopes for the money a nikon is hard to beat, I have three rifles which wear them and i absolutely love them. My ar in 223 has a nikon predator special 4.5-14x40 and for the ranges i shoot it's perfect. The predator bdc is great, if you plan on target shooting for groups I'd get the regular duplex or a milldot. The bdc in the predator is great for fast shots, and accurate but not great for just target shooting. I have placed 2nd in a few three gun matches using that rifle and scope combo but, shots inside 50yd 4.5x is just too much... If you watch you can get nikon monarch in 2.5-10 for about $350 and they are great scopes
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Unread 12-15-2011, 08:49 AM
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Re: rem vs savage looking for opinions

i am a rem sako guy. the lrpv is a good one .
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Unread 12-15-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: rem vs savage looking for opinions

Buy what you like you have to live with it. Some guns feel great in my hands & some the balance is all wrong in the end it's what you like. Most rifles with a little trigger work & bedding will out shoot most people abilitys. Most of us could use more practice at shooting.
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