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which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:55 PM
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which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

Im thinking about getting another varmint/predator rifle. Its gonna be 243 caliber. My buddy has a Savage model 10 Predator and that rifle is ACCURATE and I really like the predator series. But I was thinking about getting a Rem SPS Varmint with a 26" barrel. I hear different wishy washy stories about both brands. The savage only has a 22" barrel though. I got some new land to hunt this year and the longest shot is about 625 yds. I have always heard that a longer barrel was better for longer range. Would the 22" barrel be fine for that distance? Which rifle would yall recommend???
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:29 AM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

I have the Remington 700 VSSF II, in .204, and love the gun.
I wanted something in a .243 for longer shoots on windy days.
I looked at both rifles you have and others, but just couldn't pull the trigger on any of them. There was just something about each of them that I didn't like. I spent the extra money and bought the Cooper Montana Varminter in .243. It's a beautiful rifle, and will do everything I need it to do. I know it will shoot out of the box, and it'll retain it's value. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:21 AM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

I have a reminton sps vamenter in 204 and i love the gun i also have a freind that has a savege preditor in 22250 and hes not happy with it. my remington will shoot .372 or less all day long i would go with the remmington it will do the jod just fine!
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:42 AM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

I don't own either one of the guns in that caliber .However I do own a remington 300 ultra . I don't want to affend anyone who owns a savage but they will always be a savage. I say remington everytime,just my opinion.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:21 PM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

Remington all the way.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:31 PM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

Savage, no doubt about it.

Easy to work on yourself. Barrel swaps are easy. Even the bolt face can be swapped out in a couple minutes. You can be shooting 223 and 10 minutes later be slinging 338 Edge out of the same action.

The trigger spring can be replaced and the trigger can be adjusted easily.

The plastic stock is junk, but usually shoots pretty well due to the dual pillars.

Yes, I have both. But I prefer my Savages by a large margin.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:14 PM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

Check this out. Savage Arms 12 Series Varmint Model 12FV It's not camoflauged, but it is a 26" bbl. It will shoot out of the box with good ammo. My cousin shoots one in 308 and I have a Savage 12 Low Pro. Both very accurate rifles w/ factory barrels. IMO

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