model 10 predator

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by on3toughmidg3t, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. on3toughmidg3t

    on3toughmidg3t Member

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    I found a savage model 10 predator at my local gun store priced at $499.99. It is used but looks like someone just took it out west on a predator hunt and then re-sold the gun. The bolt does not look unusually worn or anything and the throat seems to be perfect. This particular model also does not have the accustock or a detachable mag. Would it be a better idea to spend the extra 200 bucks to get a new one? I was also considering a TC Venture Predator. Is a model 10 going to be of higher quaility than the TC?
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I would go for the Savage. I have the same rifle in 22-250. Less than .5 MOA with several factory loads and handloads. I like the barrel weight/balance of the barrel, and the accutrigger is excellent.
     

  3. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    I have the 223 that will shoot .5 MOA pretty consistant, best group was .3 with factory ammo, Hand loads I shot 40 rounds in a 1" at 100 with out any cleaning, just let barrel cool a bit between 5 shot strings which were as fast as I could acuratly shoot them. One of my favorite rifles.
     
  4. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Both savages that I've had and all of the savages I've been around shoot factory ammo very well....one reason other than the Remington I got for my wife, savage is all I'll ever own...
     
  5. okie4life

    okie4life New Member

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    for that price get it quick...i have it in a 22/250 its awesome
     
  6. Driftin

    Driftin Member

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    I'd grab it, my model 10 -.308 is a great shooter. I also switch barrels with the 22-250 and 243.
     
  7. 6.5Express

    6.5Express Well-Known Member

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    Here's another vote to grab it! My dad's got two - one in 204 and one in 22-250 - both shoot about .5 moa.