Hello Everyone, I moved to Montana 1 1/2 years ago. I have never been involved with firearms or hunting yet, all my friends are avid hunters and have asked me to join them.
A friend has offered to sell me a Savage 116FHSAK in .270 caliber to get me started.
My friend recommends this Rifle due to my being Perm. Disabled and says it has enough knock-down power for both Whitetail & Mule Deer, Elk, Bear, Mountain Goat, Mountain Lion etc... without too much of a recoil.
During this spring & summer he and others have said they will assist me in all aspects of using this rifle. Of course, the field dressing can only be learned once an animal has been shot. There is a target range nearby but, most of my friends own land that stretches for miles so, I will be able to practice, practice, practice until hunting season arrives.
Here is a picture of an area just a few miles from my home. I live in a small town near the Beartooth Mountains.
I joined this particular site because, from what I've already read there seems to be many with a great amount of experience.
I am hopeful that you will share your knowledge with me so I can become a safe & successful hunter.
The first question I would like to ask of anyone, is if they know where I can find a manual for the Savage 116FHSAK in .270 caliber ? I have looked on the Savage website and they only offer manuals for their most recent Rifles.
I believe this Rifle was manufactured between 1993-1999.
Thank-you in advance, Richard