Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
A fiar statement. Far as value received for the cash spent, it's hard to beat Savage Arms.
I was a Ruger buyer for many years, I just got tired of reworking triggers and fiddling with bedding to get a rifle to consistently group. I'm still quite fond of my Ruger No.1 in 300 Wby Magnum but it took a lot of fiddling to get it to group.
Not so with Savage (other than insuring the barrel is completely free floating as in Accustock). I've had to remove the action and sand a bit of the stock away to achieve a true free float in the past, not every one, but a couple.
Savage has spoiled me with their trigger group, especially the red tang benchrest trigger. I see others copying Savage now but I'll stick with the original.
I agree with you on that one. I have three Rugers and they all perform well.
I have one Savage hunter 110 7mm mag with brake. Ir shoots without problems.
So I wanted a .223 that I could play with and not spend a fortune. So I
bought a Marlin XlVH . I didn't like the stock so I bought a Boyd's Maple
hunter. Got some experience in bedding a free floating barrel.
It comes with an adjustable trigger, duplicate of the savage accutrigger
more or less. seems to work well. Came with a Weaver base mount.
Had to shim the left side of the base mount to level with center of bore.
Works pretty good at 100 yards, holds the spot with over lapping holes,
200 yards a little spread one and a quarter to one and a half inches.
So for 700 dollars I have a toy that's fun to shoot. Now if I could just buy
bullets for it.
That's another story.