Holy Bat Crap!
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My Super Sniper scope should be here tomorrow. Still deciding between the Remington 700 and the Savage FP10 in 308.
Bad news is:
June 29th, 2006 09:57 PM
June 29th, 2006 09:58 PM
My vote goes to the 700 , many more options on smiths , aftermarket parts , ect for that action
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June 29th, 2006 10:07 PM
Even with bad time i have had with remington cust service for something like this i would go remington
June 29th, 2006 10:08 PM
True Bob but the Savage is darned good value and the accutrigger these days is nice!
My Savage 99C in .243 is a lovely gun even with std trigger.
I'd not rule out a Ruger 77 either, tho maybe too light weight for some.
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June 30th, 2006 10:28 AM
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June 30th, 2006 11:25 AM
Well, what do you want to do? I've had a 700 PSS, with all the goodies, and it was just too much, for extended freestanding shooting or much carry. I traded off for a Steyr SBS Tactical. 18" tapered barrel, 10 rnd DBM, and shoots the equal of the PSS. Modern light rifles are pretty darn close to their HB brothers, IMHO. At least until you get up into Master Rifleman category!
The Savage will be easier to build up, if you decide you need to. Brownells offers barrels from Shilen and Mcmillan (IIRC), and the triggers are incredibly easy to polish up. $200 more or less, of the Rem price is the HS Precision stock, which isn't everyone's ticket.
Basically, if you want a factory GTG package, the Rem has the edge. If you want some personal doodads, get the Savage.
June 30th, 2006 11:39 AM
If you're planning on putting a grand or so building a custom gun the 700 is the way to go. If you're planning on getting a rifle with MOA accuracy out of the box go with the savage (or tikka or CZ). Incidentally, I have several guns that threaten bugs at 500 :) .
June 30th, 2006 01:24 PM
Huh? A grand?
With the exception of the trigger the Remington should be ready to go out of the box.
I would hope he's talking about one of the new 700 heavy barrel varmint models in .308 that can be had with a fluted barrel and a good synthetic stock.
June 30th, 2006 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by BigEd63
The difference between the (factory) Rem and savage are 1) Savage has a better barrel and trigger can be safely adjusted below 3.5lbs. 2)Remington has superior finish/wood 3) Rem on average is gonna cost you about 100-200 bucks more for a comparable rifle 4) The 700 action is the most widely used platform for custom rifles so aftermarket parts are abundant
June 30th, 2006 08:15 PM
OK you guys got me sold. I'm either getting the Rem or the Savage. Guess I better get out there and start looking em over. Price matters, I need cheap.
July 1st, 2006 07:39 PM
Go with the 700 I have one in .308 with leupold mark 4 scope on it. I use it for long range competitions .But I also have a Savage 10 tactical also in .308 but I need a scope for it also .merlin45kout
July 1st, 2006 07:43 PM
If cheap is what you want, get a Sako! (Pun definitely intended....)
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July 2nd, 2006 12:18 AM
I worked with both of them and I prefer the Remington.
The saftey on the Remington is much better than the Savage which is jsut a cheap looking piece of stamped metal. The bolt on the Remington is better too.
If you arent planning on doing antyhing to the Savage, its OK.
If you are planning on blue printing the action, swapping barrels and trying to make it a tackdriver, get the Remington.
The Remington will usaully have better resale value than the Savage.
July 2nd, 2006 06:27 PM
Looks like its going to be the Savage guys. The 700's I looked at run 100 to 200 bucks more with the bull barrel (checked out Gander Mountain today). I'll be posting pic's when I get her put together.
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