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3 Day Range Review of the Savage 10TR Law Enforcement Only

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mr.Revolverguy, Sep 29, 2013.

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  1. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Savage Arms has been making rifles since 1894 when the company was first organized. History knows Savage Arms for creating the first hammerless lever action model 99, which was revolutionary and included technology such as a rotary magazine and a round counter displaying the number of rounds left in the receiver. Today they are known for creating affordable precision rifles bearing the AccuStock and more widely known the AccuTrigger, and I have been lucky enough to receive a Savage 10 TR LEO sporting both of these features. This model is more like Sasquatch as it is rarely seen in public, Savage doesn't even have any reference to it on their website. You may find pictures of it here and there on the internet but very few have seen this rifle in person. As I understand it from my Savage representative Savage Arms created this rifle for Law Enforcement purchase only to compete with the Remington 700. I have spent 3 days evaluating this rifle and my initial impression is lookout Remington. This rifle has mass appeal, tactically appealing to Swat Team sniper members and the price-tag will catch the eye of many city politicians and bean counters.

    In my best Ringling Brothers Ringmaster voice -- Ladies and Gentlemen lay your eyes on the rare Savage 10TR LEO.
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    Please visit Savage 10TR for a complete range review and plenty of pictures.
     
  2. brian923

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    I love savage rifles. I have put together a 110 in .308 and It would shoot anything into tiny little groups. Its my 1 selling mistake. .... my new savage rifle wears a mcmillan stock and a 26" tube in 308 . It to shoots tiny little groups. Even with surplus ammo. Though I fear I have lost this one to the wife....
     
  3. akodo

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    I like savage but I am immediately turned off whenever a gun company offers something as 'law enforcement only' that is totally legal for the average joe to own.
     
  4. silicosys4

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    Cool. Nice gun. The thread title says there is a 3 day range review though. I was hoping to read more about your experiences.

    Edit: didn't see the link :)
     
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    I agree 100%.
     
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    Like 50 round boxes of defensive ammo.
     
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    Mediore shooting at best figuring 3 shot groups. Nothing mentioned about the newer style bolt release. How did a regular ol civilian come across this " LEO only rifle"? Nothing special other than the title lol.
     
  8. silicosys4

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    I agree about the 3 shot groups. To me this says "marketing gimmick" with the "LEO only" even though there is nothing "LEO only" about it.... didn't come away impressed with the mediocre and inconsistent accuracy either.
     
  9. lewk416

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    Looks a lot like their 111LRH. I have one in 338 Lapua and love it! Bought a Remington 700 SPS in 22-250 at the same time (due to a co-worker saying "if you can't decide which one, buy both. You won't sleep otherwise").
    The only problem is I can barely afford to shoot the thing now that I'm broke for awhile.
    PS, the Remington is a tack driver too. Very impressed.
     
  10. back40

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    i agree with the remarks regarding the LEO designation. i also agree that any accuracy testing should be 5 shot groups, and the accuracy shown doesn't really "light my fires".

    what stock is savage putting on this gun?
     
  11. splithoof

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    LEO only? They might as well have named it after the sniper who killed Mrs. Weaver up in the woods. They are trying to mystify it, thus a marketing gimmick. If Savage won't sell to a free citizen, they can keep it with it's three shot hoopla.
    That bolt handle looks more like the kickstand of an old Harley I once rode....
     
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  12. lewk416

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    My apologies for asking. Getting old. Where is the 3 shot grouping part of the article? I see the author had tested the rifle over 3 days.
    I do agree the LEO approach is pointless and does little more than piss off the majority of customers.
    As mentioned, I do own a Savage. First one for me. Dare I say it's the best of my current and previous bolt action rifles which include Winchester 70, Browning A Bolt, Sako A7 (which ironically is the worst one of the lot-got a lemon I guess) and Remington 700.

    Here's mine.
     

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    Flip your bipod around
     
  14. akodo

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    while generally the feet of the bipod point toward the barrel not the trigger, what problem is caused by it being the other way?

    I've done that configuration some times as it makes flicking them out quite easy.

    If you look at WW 2 era guns, most bipods were mounted further forward and had their legs folded toward the trigger guard.
     
  15. lewk416

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    I get that once in a while. It's a personal preference thing.

    cheers,
     
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    Googled it and found a few old for sale listings. I would imagine it has landed in some non leo hands. One guy on ar15.com got one and posted about it.
    Looks like they're selling around $550-$600. Not a bad price if you can find one. The Savage 10 fcp-k sells for around $800-$1000 and it looks pretty similar. Only difference I noticed was the thread protector instead of a break and the non fluted barrel on the 10tr. Also not sure if the 10tr has a dbm or not. Also looks like the 10tr is available with a 20" barrel too.

    If savage really does only want it to go to leo one I too think that's dumb.
     
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    If you put much forward pressure on the rifle, the bipod will collapse and your rifle hits the dirt. Flip it. ;-)
     
  18. lewk416

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    I see your point and have had that one pointed out to me as well, until one sees it being fired. I find this rifle has quite the wallop so to speak when fired. Tends to kick back, even with the brake. That being said, I am by no means an expert. Just noticed the amount of kick back (for me anyway) suggested I consider having the bipod reversed.

    Thanks for the feedback though.

    cheers,
     
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    Welcome to the "only ones" club. Now you too can look down your nose at those civvy pukes who make their living by voluntary exchange. :D
     
  20. chaser_2332

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    With your bipod reversed you can't load it properly without it folding up.
     
  21. lewk416

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    ?? Loads just fine. This is fun! Think I'll post a picture of it with the scope on backwards too.:evil:
     
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    How does it load fine? Loading a bipod is when you lean into it.
     
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    I'd like to see some 5 or 10 shot group accuracy testing done without the muzzle brake. Putting the muzzle brake on may be helping or hindering accuracy.
     
  24. lewk416

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    I thought you were referring to loading the rifle hence the "??". We have mandatory training up here however I am by no means an expert. Just a simple-ton who likes to go shooting at a range on the odd weekend.
    That being said, never heard of loading the bipod.
    Do tell, sounds interesting.

    cheers,
     
  25. lewk416

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    I ain't shooting mine without the brake. Too old for that!

    cheers,
     
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