Savage vs. Remington rifles.....


September 15, 2004, 07:56 PM
Which is a higher quality rifle overall?

Any information about either make is appreciated...


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September 15, 2004, 08:34 PM
Having shot both professionally, the Savage is by far the more accurate out of the box. There are more aftermarket parts for the Remington but you'll have to sink a bunch into the Remington to get it beyond where you can take the Savage. Take a look here for further info on the Savage rifles:


September 15, 2004, 08:58 PM
If I were limited to these two brands, I'd choose Savage every time. They tend to be more accurate; with the new Accu-Trigger they have a better trigger pull; and Remington's QC has been all over the place for the last few years.

However, before buying any US-made rifle, I'd check out three foreign competitors: CZ, Tikka, and Howa. I find them (in my experience, anyway) to be uniformly of better build quality, use better materials, and perform at least as well as (usually better than) anything from Winchester, Remington, Ruger or Savage. They're not badly priced, either... a tad higher than the US equivalents, but heck - you pay for what you get!

September 15, 2004, 09:31 PM
I very enthusiastically cast my vote in favor of the Savage rifles. Very consistent.


September 16, 2004, 08:57 AM
Run the bolt and pull the trigger on a Tikka before you buy anything else.

September 16, 2004, 09:01 AM
Having both, rem 700 in 300wm and 2 savs, 308 in a 10fp and 270 in a 110g, the savs were more accurate OOTB. The rem is my fav to shoot but it took a bit of work to get it there. Trigger, bedding, ported and breaking in the bolt, ect. If you didn't want to sepnd the time/cash, get the sav. JMHO

Black Snowman
September 16, 2004, 10:38 AM
I hear lots of good things about Tikka but haven't ever had one myself. I think for value, CZ, Savage, and Howa have the edge and it's a matter of finding the features you want. But honestly, I haven't priced a Tikka lately.

I went with a CZ but I'm now selling it because I've gotten something superior in a trade. The new gun isn't quite as versatile, but that's OK because I traded 2 guns for 3 so my bases are covered ;)

September 16, 2004, 12:31 PM
I went with Remington since I already had a Jewell trigger for one. For a really good out of the box trigger the Savage Accu Trigger is pretty damn good! I have never had an accuracy problem with Remington , just did not care at all for the out of the box trigger. Shot these with a friend's 700P.

September 16, 2004, 01:56 PM
Thanks guys for the excellent and informative replies. :)

So if I went with a Savage 10FP in .308 with a Sightron SII 4-16x42 Scope, would I be pretty well off for a good, solid rifle?

About how far can that rifle and scope shoot?


Dave P
September 16, 2004, 02:28 PM
Ignoring wind, you should be able to hold the x ring at 600 yards (~3") without too much trouble (benched).

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