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which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:06 PM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

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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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I have the stainless version in 300win. Well, I did. Sold the barrel and put a 26" Hart chambered in 300wsm. Great gun. Super accurate.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:40 AM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

I had my Mod 12 rechambered to 300WSM. I have finally found a load for 208grn A-Max. It shooting under a 1/2MOA at a 100yrds with factory barrel. I had a muzzle break put on it. It is my field gun. I really like the 300WSM. My next project is going to go be a 243, 243AI or 260, 260AI or a 338 Win Mag AI. I can dies from RCBS for that on. Maybe go the expense of custom redding dies.

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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

I have several Remy 700s and love them all. They are great shooters. My last was a 700 SPS Stainless in 243. I bought a couple boxes of Win/SuperX 100 gr factory shells to get cases for reloading, as BPS did not have new unprimed cases.
First group of three shots, with an out of the box Remy and factory cartridges - 5/8". My handloads top that. All of my 700s including a 338 will print under an inch., at 100 yards.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:07 AM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

Although each will have a different opinion, I would recommend Savage. I have both, and I like both. If it was before Remington made the X-Mark Pro trigger, I might have recommended Remington. The X-Mark Pro on my VTR only goes down to 5 lbs., any lower than that and the safety will make it slam-fire. The Savage AccuTrigger is the best factory trigger on the market. So unless you are going to replace the trigger... Both of these companies use injection molded stocks on these two rifles. The only difference is that the Savage is free-floated, which is a big plus. I tried free-floating the stock on my VTR (same stock as on the SPS) and it was internally warped, so the whole left side of the stock was contacting the barrel. So again, unless you are going to replace the stock... LOL.

I all seriousness, go with the Savage. I love my Remingtons, and will continue to do so, but as of right now, I don't think I'd buy another Remmy unless I was prepared to upgrade it or build on it. Their QC has started to take a nose dive too.

I recently bought a Remington VTR, and I love the rifle. But I had to replace the stock (McMillan lol), and the trigger replacement is pending for a Rifle Basix. Other than that, I love it. Here's a link to the review of my Rem VTR: Remington model 700 VTR.

Here is a review for my Savage 12LRPV also: Savage model 12 long range precision

Good luck, let us know how you decide.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

Hey bow,

This is what you wrote, " The 178 gr. A-MAXs were loaded to a COL of 2.882 and a jump of 0.076" to the rifling."

Is that a comparetor length or OAL. That seems awfully long for a .308 with the comparetor. Just curious?

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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

remington no question about it
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Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.

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Hey bow,

This is what you wrote, " The 178 gr. A-MAXs were loaded to a COL of 2.882 and a jump of 0.076" to the rifling."

Is that a comparetor length or OAL. That seems awfully long for a .308 with the comparetor. Just curious?

Thanks,
Tank
COL is overall length without the bullet comparator. I may have slipped up, but I usually list the bullet comparator measurement as BC COL.

How's your 250 shootin'?

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