Good Deal on Savage Model 11???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by azsugarbear, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for a dedicated varmint rig - nothing special, just a truck gun that I can spray some camo on and shoot song dogs out to 200 yds. Looking for something that will hold .75 MOA w/o any fancy smithing.

    I came across a used Savage model 11 w/accutrigger in 243 cal. in a local store. No mag or bottom metal and it appers to be a center feed. It seems to be in decent shape. Stock doesn't look beat up and the crown & barrel look to be alright - but you can never tell. It has a cheap scope on it - may have been a package deal. I'm concerned it may not be a shooter.

    The store wants $325 + tax for it. I've never owned or even considered a Savage before. Is this a good deal? Is this something you could not afford to pass up? I really would appreciate some feedback, especially from those who have owned this model in the past.
     
  2. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

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    Its a good deal, and will most likely shoot very well. However, I would opt for a Marlin XL7 for about the same price. No scope but you would likely want to replace it anyway. You can get the XL7 in a 25-06 and the one I have shoots amazing. Most of them will shoot inside an inch with no work and factory ammo. However, I would put money on it the savage will be a shooter.
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It's a decent deal unless they have a Stevens 200 for cheaper. They usually are, and are the same rifle.

    I also think that the Marlins are a great deal unless you ever plan to turn it into a magnum rifle.

    The Marlins use a similar bolt head but don't offer a magnum yet. The Savage or Stevens will let you go from 204 Ruger up to 338 Edge with a simple barrel and bolt head swap.
     
  4. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Fair deal if the scope and bases are usable. Not a big fan of the accutrigger but for a truck gun it might be a good idea.
    Good bases,rings and a low powered scope or sturdy open sites are ½ of what makes a good truck gun The Savage will in all probability do its ½ just fine.
     
  5. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input guys. From what I gather, the model 11 is a decent deal, but not a smokin' deal - so there is no need to hurry and purchase it. I'll keep looking for a few weeks and maybe try to find a used Marlin or Stevens for comparison.