Need your opinion - Rem700 vs Savage111

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    Need your opinion - Rem700 vs Savage111

    So, i am planning to start some hunting next year, and i want get myself a rifle. Ive done some research online, and two rifles seem to pop up the most.

    The Remington Model 700, and the Savage 111. It seems that people online are about 50/50, but most admit that both rifles are good buys.

    I'm looking mostly for something that's accurate right out of the box, without much tinkering, and is not rocket science to strip and clean.

    I appreciate any opinions you guys have to offer.
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    I've always had great luck with the Remington. With a scope it can hit anything you can see. Cleaning and maintainance is a snap.
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    Both good brands but I've had my Browning A-bolt .300 Win mag for 28 years and I wouldn't trade it ever for anything else in the world.
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    The Remington 700 is the 'gold standard' all other rifles are measured against... Savage makes quite good rifles, but if I had the choice, I'd pick the 700, in a heartbeat... Remington has the history, great customer service and quality and it's the choice of the military.
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    I would go with the 700. It is hard to argue with history. Granted Savage has some pretty neat features, simplicity and longivity always wins with me.
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    Go with the Remington, always have gone with the 700's and never have been disappointed. They shoot well, solid rifles, keep them clean and lubed, they will not let you down!
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    Surprised no one has spoke up for the Savage. I had a similar debate , ended up going the Remington and cannot complain.
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    Savage has probably the most accurate out of the box rifle there is. The new accu triggers are fully adjustable and safe, whereas you adjust the trigger on your 700 or change out the trigger group you have now voided your warranty.
    I am still shooting the same Savage 110 FP that I bought in the 80's for use as my sniper rifle. It has been put in a different stock and has a sharpshooter trigger group, this was before the days of accu trigger, but it will still shoot 1/2 groups or less if I do my part. The 700 has a great rep also but to me there are just a few more perks with the Savage.
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    if you like a 8 pound trigger, get the rem.

    if you want a more accurate gun, with a adjustable trigger down to 2.5, that you can change out the barrel at home to any other caliber with no gunsmith involved, and for less $, get the savage...

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    My vote goes to the Remington.
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    I have had both, and couldn't see a nickels worth of difference other than price. The military uses the Remington, but it is customized with different barrels and bedding. I think both are of the push- feed design, where some people prefer controlled round feeding if used for dangerous game. What I liked about the 110 savage I owned was it had a free floating barrel from the factory. If you are going for optimum accuracy, the bedding is what makes the difference in consistant groupings. You can't go wrong either way.

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    You really can't go wrong with either the Savage or the Remington. They are both great rifles and are very accurate. I know you didn't ask about any other options but if I were you I'd look at the Tikka. IMHO it is the best buy for a rifle out there!! I bought one in 25-06 a couple of years ago and have been really pleased with its performance. So much so, that I no longer use my Remington 700 (30-06) for whitetail hunting. Just food for thought
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    Can't go wrong either way. If you don't want to "play" with it, don't get a Rem as they need work (usually) to make them reach their full potential. A-bolts, and Howa/Vanguards, are great right out of the box like the savage. I have a howa/hogue set up in 22-250 that was such a good deal I thought I'd try it. It's never shot over 1.25'' with anything I've feed it and with my reloads and me doing my part it's always printing .5'' or less. I've done nothing with it to include the Nikko scope that came with it, which by the way really is a pretty good scope for a "package deal" scope...much better scope than the one Remington is putting on its recent ADL package that some dealers are getting this year. The T/C venture is getting a very good reputation quickly, but I've only fondled one in the store and have an accuracy guarentee like the vanguards. They seem like good quality. Just giving you some other things to look into.

    Oh, FWIW, I have an old Rem721 in .270 that's a shooter and I'll never sell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ring View Post
    if you like a 8 pound trigger, get the rem.

    if you want a more accurate gun, with a adjustable trigger down to 2.5, that you can change out the barrel at home to any other caliber with no gunsmith involved, and for less $, get the savage...
    I have a nib remington 700 SPS DM in .270 that has an adjustable trigger down to 2.5 lbs.

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    Ok here is the deal. They both make a decent rifle but the difference between the two is huge. Remington is a high end rifle with better everything (steel,bluing,stock etc). Savage WAS a bargain priced rifle with a reputation for good accuracy. The problem is that Savage has gained so much popularity for being a good rifle at a great price that they were able to cash in on their rep and sneak the prices up every few years. It now costs as much to buy a Savage as it does a Remington. For years they were not competitors in the same price bracket but now a Savage is just as pricey as a top shelf rifle. Go to a gun shop and compare the two side by side and you will easily see how much better the Remington is.

    The Remington 700 outsells every other rifle in America by a huge margain. It has done so for something like 30 years. It is renowned for it's accuracy, quality and dependability. To be fair, Savage makes a decent product but against a Remington (or Browning) they're out of their league.

    ETA: When you compare the two take note of the savage's bolt. It has plastic washers and a seriously ugly pinned spacer at the back. Then work the action a few times....Yuck! Then try the 700...smooooooth. :)
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