Remington LR or Savage LR - 300 win mag

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Im looking at getting one of these two rifles. I am leaning toward the Savage with the adjustable stock and brake but am open to other suggestions in this price range. I am likely going to spend as much on glass so this is kind of my price point.
 

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The plus for the Savage rifle is if you don't get the accuracy out of it you expect or you shoot the barrel out it is A LOT cheaper to replace it's barrel and you can do it yourself. The accutrigger in my opinion is a better trigger than the new Remington.
 

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Brakes are overrated IMO. The 700 LR gets my vote. Put a Timney trigger in it for $120, and you should be good to go.

Either brand will need to be bedded and floated for the greatest possible accuracy.
 

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The plus for the Savage rifle is if you don't get the accuracy out of it you expect or you shoot the barrel out it is A LOT cheaper to replace it's barrel and you can do it yourself. The accutrigger in my opinion is a better trigger than the new Remington.

+1!
 

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what about the savage bear hunter? I have one in 338 win. Thought I wouldnt like the camo stock but its has really grown on me! I also like the shorter length of the gun. My only gripe is the "pasticy" feel of the accustocks. The accustocks or a nice stiff stock but still have that hard plastic feel to them. Maybe also look at the savage 110 FCP HS Its just a hair more expensive but has a great solid stock on it.
 

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what about the savage bear hunter? I have one in 338 win. Thought I wouldnt like the camo stock but its has really grown on me! I also like the shorter length of the gun. My only gripe is the "pasticy" feel of the accustocks. The accustocks or a nice stiff stock but still have that hard plastic feel to them. Maybe also look at the savage 110 FCP HS Its just a hair more expensive but has a great solid stock on it.

Another excellent recommendation, check out this one in .300 WSM ...

 
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I was actually originally thinking the bear hunter but thought that extra barrel length in the LR as well as the adjustable cheek piece would be better.
 

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Brakes are overrated IMO. The 700 LR gets my vote. Put a Timney trigger in it for $120, and you should be good to go.

Either brand will need to be bedded and floated for the greatest possible accuracy.

+1, still waiting on mine though, it's back-ordered
 

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I really do appreciate the feedback. I still have not made up my mind. They both have a strong following and both seem to be very good for the money. Both are easy to customize later down the road. It is a tough call on the two of them. Although I dont "need" a brake the idea of holding and seeing where the bullet hits is very appealing as is the ability to let me 14yr old son shoot some long range with it. I also like the fact that I can turn it on or off depending on my needs. The Remington is less which allows me to spend more on optics. It is a very solid platform as well. Very tough call on this one.
 

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I really do appreciate the feedback. I still have not made up my mind. They both have a strong following and both seem to be very good for the money. Both are easy to customize later down the road. It is a tough call on the two of them. Although I dont "need" a brake the idea of holding and seeing where the bullet hits is very appealing as is the ability to let me 14yr old son shoot some long range with it. I also like the fact that I can turn it on or off depending on my needs. The Remington is less which allows me to spend more on optics. It is a very solid platform as well. Very tough call on this one.

Not true. The remmy is far far easier to customize esp w/ second hand parts being available. Just read some of the frustrated threads about finding a savage LA stock, I've been there.

There is no guarantee you'll be able to see hits unless you are shooting low power optics and chances are on a LR rig you're gonna be zoomed in.

Not just the stock. Rem trigger options win by a landslide in both quantity and quality. I own a few savages and like them, but had I done my homework they would be remmys. Heck, just feeling the actions side by side would send me to remmy, again hindsight 20/20. If this were a budget rig I'd say savage all the way. IMO this is your chance to learn from my mistakes.
 

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I think its a wash. The remington has better stock options and better trigger options. But the accu trigger is good to the point I dont think it needs to be replaced. But if you look at the savage, say you dont like the bolt knob, buy a new one for 30 bucks and bolt it on. If you wanted a fulted bolt go buy one for 80 bucks and bolt it on. Say eventually you decided to go from a 300 win to a 6.5x284. Just order a barrel from any number of manufactures and a new bolt head and your ready to go. Cant do that with a remington. Only down side to a savage right now is stock options. Any new stock I order will be a manners and they will make you whatever you want so that is a non issue for me.
 

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Again, thanks. It is a tough call. $920 or so for the Savage online. Thats new with brake. I can get a used 700 bdl for about $450 but not a 300 win. It has wood stock and has been ported in a 7mm. I can also get a used Pre-64 m70 in a 300 win mag for less than the Savage new but it went through a house fire and would need a new stock for sure, possible a new barrel as well and that would put it well over the cost of either by a lot which would mean I would have to spend a lot less on optics.
 

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Again, thanks. It is a tough call. $920 or so for the Savage online. Thats new with brake. I can get a used 700 bdl for about $450 but not a 300 win. It has wood stock and has been ported in a 7mm. I can also get a used Pre-64 m70 in a 300 win mag for less than the Savage new but it went through a house fire and would need a new stock for sure, possible a new barrel as well and that would put it well over the cost of either by a lot which would mean I would have to spend a lot less on optics.

May I ask, what are you looking to do with this rifle? This may help us answer some of your questions.
 
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