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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jmacalpine, Sep 2, 2009.

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  1. Jmacalpine

    Jmacalpine Member

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    I posted a few days back regarding which caliber to choose (between .270 and .30-06) for a first deer rifle. I was asking because a local shop had an advertised sale price of $269.95 on a new Marlin XL7.

    The responses here convinced me that I was right in thinking about the 06 for a first gun. Here is my new dilemna.

    I just checked the store's website and found that they have a used Savage 110 in 30-06, walnut/blue (which i would personally prefer over the synthetic stock of the Marlin) with a Bushnell 3x9 already mounted. They are asking $250 for it, and they have it rated @ 95%

    The question is, how does the 110 compare to the XL7?

    any reason to go with one or the other?

    Thanks

    JM
     
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  3. jcs271

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    Buy the savage, it is a great gun and with any luck the scope will prove to be serviceable.
     
  4. rklessdriver

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    The Savage 110 is a solid rifle. As long as it was somewhat cared for, you are doing good at that price.
    Will
     
  5. CoRoMo

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    The walnut 110 hands down, IMHO. My guess is that, if you were to ask them to sell the 110 without the scope, they'll not change the price, or they otherwise won't want the scope.
     
  6. sledhead76

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    Get the Savage... you sound like you pretty much made up your mind anyway unless someone really sells you the other way. I'm the same way, I'd take the wood over plastic any day of the week.
     
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    if the scope is good, then the savage is a real deal. normally i would say the marlin is better; better bbl, better trigger, better bolt release, etc.
    But that is a double tough price for a Savage and a scope.
     
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