Savage "Edge"


April 5, 2010, 08:47 AM
Has anyone seen these yet? MSRP is $329 or $379 with a scope. I see they come in a range of different calibers.

For a range gun, which caliber would be most cost effective?? The .223 or the .308?

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Ky Larry
April 5, 2010, 08:59 AM
Depends on how much you shoot and how thick your wallet is. Shot for shot, feeding a .223 is a lot cheaper than feeding a .308. Haven't got my hands on an Edge yet but I noticed it doesn't have Accu-Trigger or Accu-Stock.

April 5, 2010, 09:43 AM
It is designed as a entry level rifle or the severely limited budget conscious shooter.

check out Jeff Quinn's review;

April 5, 2010, 02:21 PM
It caught my eye because of the word "budget"! Yes, I saw the review on GunBlast. He's shooting the .243.

I thought the .308 might be cheaper because isn't the a NATO round that I could buy in bulk?

April 13, 2010, 06:13 PM

NATO 7.62X51 is indeed a round that can be found in bulk. It's not always available however and not exactly cheap although often less than commercial ammo to be sure. The last batch I bought was 320 rounds of "Royal Ordnance Radway Green" NATO stamped ammo for $172 delivered working out to just shy of 54 cents/round. (From Classic Arms ( )

I'd consider that pretty good stuff for NATO ammo. There are also lessor producers of 7.62X51, not all NATO stamped and not all high quality.

April 13, 2010, 07:23 PM
If the Edge is their budget line, where does that leave Stevens?

April 13, 2010, 07:30 PM
How to bed the recoil lug now!

April 13, 2010, 07:44 PM
The only thing that caught my eye in a bad way was that the magazine release is part of the magazine and is a piece of plastic bent into a "U" shape. I wondered how many times the magazine could be taken out before the plastic became hard and brittle. Especially on a cold 17 degree day.

April 13, 2010, 07:56 PM
i think it's their version of the remington 710...... i'll stick to stevens 200

April 14, 2010, 06:36 AM
There are still Stevens 200 on the shelves with a staggered feed magazine. Unfortunately I couldn't find one in the caliber I wanted. Went with a Howa 1500 instead.

April 14, 2010, 07:47 AM
I have seen their model Savage 111 with the synthetic stock, it's about $50 more and looks about the same, but appears to have a better magazine release.

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