Better Reciever? R700 or 10 FP?


August 25, 2010, 11:47 AM
hey guys, I have been trying to find out which rifle has a better receiver, the Remington 700 or the Savage FP. I see a lot of discussion about the other aspects of the rifles, but I am just concerned with the receivers. I want a basic bolt action in .308 that I can upgrade later if I wish, such as the stock or barrel and trigger. Do you guys have any thoughts on which I should look at getting? I know they are both very comparable rifles, and that I would probably be happy with both, I just like being informed.
Thanks guys

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August 25, 2010, 12:04 PM
I know they are both very comparable rifles

Both actions are solid and strong, but I think the Remington is more aesthetically pleasing. At least that's my opinion.


August 25, 2010, 12:10 PM,69168.0.html

Check out this post on the marlin owners forum... apparently the Marlin X action is stronger than both the remington and the savage.

Savage barrels will fit the Marlin and boyds makes some nice stocks for them too. The marlin is also cheaper than both.

August 25, 2010, 12:11 PM
both good, I vote Savage

Savage tends to be easier to work with when you start adding other parts YMMV

August 25, 2010, 01:01 PM
thanks guys, I am thinking of going with the 700 just because of the extra aftermarket options. after picking up a good scope, I am thinking about the Accuracy International stock, i have been reading a lot of good reviews for it.

Uncle Mike
August 25, 2010, 03:13 PM
Six of one...half a dozen of the other!

Both receivers are equal in strength and durability, and as for the receivers, both tend to build about the same in terms of cost and ease of build.

The Savage receivers are not as 'pretty' as to the finish, as the Remington but tend to be straighter, if only in their un-barreled state.

If you intend to swap barrels, don't mind a nut ahead of your receiver, and might want to do the task yourself, the nod goes to Savage, or even the Marlin.

The Remington bolt has less junk to worry with, compared to the other mentioned units, and IF, and only IF, you square up that Remington you'll have a good shooter.....

Don't want to fool with all the extra machine work, stick with the Savage or Marlin, they tend to be more accurate than the Remington in their 'out of the box' state.

If your going to do a full build, scrap all the above and get a Surgeon, Stiller, BAT receiver, or something of that sort.

As for the 'aftermarket' accessories, concerning the receivers, they are all, with the exception of the Marlin, about the same.

August 25, 2010, 06:53 PM
forgive my lack of knowledge, but around how much would a gunsmith charge for machining the remington? Thank you for your informative reply, and everyone else's. I am thinking the savage then. I definitely am very interested in a Surgeon or Stiller action, but I think I will wait until I have a lot of practice with the .308 under my belt, and move up to a larger cartridge.

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