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Old 07-29-2008, 08:00 AM
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204 varmint rifle?

Hi to all

I m wanting to buy a 204 varmint rifle and dont know what to get. Can anyone advise me of a out of the box rifle with good accuracy? I was looking at the savage thumbhole btcss, can anyone tell me a bit about that rifle, and how it compares to the remington xr100 rangemaster? I basically want the best accuracy out of a factory rifle.

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Old 07-29-2008, 10:42 AM
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Either one is potentially accurate. I really like Savage rifles and that is probably where I would spend my money.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:24 AM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

I am selling one, a Savage
the first 10 rounds out of it were touching at 100 yards with factory 40g Vmax loads...

Savage LP Stainless Varmint 204 ruger for sale with extras


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Hi to all

I m wanting to buy a 204 varmint rifle and dont know what to get. Can anyone advise me of a out of the box rifle with good accuracy? I was looking at the savage thumbhole btcss, can anyone tell me a bit about that rifle, and how it compares to the remington xr100 rangemaster? I basically want the best accuracy out of a factory rifle.

Thanks
sniperboy
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

Sniperboy,

I own one of the Savage BTCSS in .204. I have a couple of other Savages that I have been pretty happy with and have certainly lived up to the expectation of out of the box accuracy for Savage. This .204 blew all these expectations away. The first loads I tried were the factory Hornady 32gr vmax just for break in. While breaking it in, the gun shot way better than I could ever hope to. I have spent this year just shooting factory loads as I am am afraid my handloads will not match it. I am going to start handloading for it though as I have a couple of things I want to try.

It is a great gun. The upsides being that it is phenomenally accurate, pretty decent looking, and has even a better Accutrigger than my other Savages (maybe I just got lucky on that one). My only negatives on it are that it is really heavy - tough for those trekking hunts for varmints and I have had trouble getting my gun to shoot the couple of factory loads I have tried in 40 and 45 grain. Trouble being over .5 inches. I hope to address that one with handloading though.

I do recommend the BTCSS without reservation as long as the use you are considering it for warrants a gun that heavy. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:54 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

From the money you spend on a savage you can't find any thing out there that will shoot as good. savage makes a fine shooting gun plus there so ez to work on and have the best trigger out there. get a high end savage like a BVSS and you will love it
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:39 AM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

I wouldn't say they have the BEST trigger out there. It's good but last time I checked Arnold Jewell was still around.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

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I wouldn't say they have the BEST trigger out there. It's good but last time I checked Arnold Jewell was still around.
Sorry i should have said factory trigger. There isn't any that come on a factory rifle that are any better that i know of. I have a jewells in my edge and it's great but for 289.00 just for the trigger it's not that much better and no where near as safe. just my 2
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