Need some advice: Savage Scout .308

Need some advice: Savage Scout .308

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    Need some advice: Savage Scout .308

    Looking at a used savage scout.308. Gun shop is asking $395. Is this a good price and what should I be looking for as far as wear and tear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motomo View Post
    Looking at a used savage scout.308. Gun shop is asking $395. Is this a good price and what should I be looking for as far as wear and tear?
    Is this the correct model? Is it in good shape? Then yes it is an EXCELLENT price.

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    I'm not getting the picture Timmy. maybe it's me but you might want to take a second look at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingBat View Post
    I'm not getting the picture Timmy. maybe it's me but you might want to take a second look at it.
    How bout now?
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    That's an excellent price if in good shape. Those Gunsite Scouts have really climbed in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    How bout now?
    crystal clear.


    -and that's a Purdy gun. tacticool, but looks well thought out. I especially like the supplied peep sight. That's a great touch.
    Heck, a beefy looking peep sight like that from the brownells catalog could quickly approach a hundred bucks by itself.

    I wish more boltgun makers would use Mauser style claw extractors, but I hear great things about the accu-trigger.

    you better jump on that, OP!!
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    Black synthetic stock, but similar. Really like the sights too. Only concern is the action. Bit of play when open. Seems to lock up well. Is that normal?

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    Yes. Bolts can rattle and move when the action is open. As long as it locks up good is all that matters. And of course it should operate smoothly. I'm pretty sure the Ruger Gunsite Scouts I've handled had a decent action.
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    I'd jump on a Savage Scout for $395.
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    Great, thanks to all for the help

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    I build my long range comp rifles on Savage LA's. The accu-trigger can be alright or a PITA. It just depends. I replace them immediately with Rifle Basix SAV-2 triggers. $395 isn't even the cost of the bare action. Buy it now. Savages have some neat features that others don't. You can replace the barrels yourself, the bolt head and its components are very easy to work on, they are known for their out of the box accuracy due to the floating bolthead design, and they are just plain fun.
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    Snag it!
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    Buy it before I do!

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    I wish i could find deals like that

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    Didn't buy the scout, some minor things I didn't like. Shopped around and decided on a new Mossgerg MVP. Put a few rounds though it and I'm really happy with it. image.jpg

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