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Anybody like the Savage Law Enforcement 10FP .308???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BigBlueEyedDevil, Jul 30, 2004.

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  1. BigBlueEyedDevil

    BigBlueEyedDevil Member

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    I'm looking to get a nice centerfine rifle for target shooting. I really like the look and feel of the Savage Law Enforcement model.

    Anybody have anything good or bad to say about this gun? I would get a Remington 700 but I don't have that much cash right now. Thanks
     
  2. ocabj

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    I own a Savage 10FP-LE2 chambered in .308. I bought the model with the generic synthetic stock, upgraded to the Bell & Carlsoon Duramaxx, then to the McMillan A-5.

    [I wrote a review for the B&C Duramaxx stock for Savage Shooters: http://www.savageshooters.com/Reviews/DuraMaxx_Stock.html]

    I currently have a Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x Mildot with a Ken Farrell mount and Burris Signature Zee rings.

    I've got about 1500 rounds through it, all but the first 20 rounds were handloads. I am extremely happy with the Savage 10FP. It's a fine, accurate out of the box rifle, and is lower in cost than the Remington 700P if you just want to start shooting without mods.

    It shoots under 1MOA with little effort.

    I highly recommend the Savage 10FP.


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  3. PBIR

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    I've got one. Looking to replace the trigger (it's a little crunchy and not quiet adjustable enough) but other than that I love it. Brownell's has a couple of options for replacement triggers.
     
  4. Fly320s

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    Does that Savage have the Accu-Trigger?

    I was at a nearby dealer last week looking at bolt-action rifles. Out of the 20 or so I looked at and handled, the Savage rifles stood-out as the smoothest action with a very good trigger (accu-trigger).
     
  5. PBIR

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    Nope, mine was made before the magic-trigger.
     
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    mine was made before the accu-trigger as well. i got one of the triggers from brownells and put it in and had it adjusted in about 10 minutes. shoots like a dream.
     
  7. PBIR

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    Cookhj, if you don't mind me asking, which one did you get?
     
  8. Toren

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    I've got one

    Left-handed model. Picked it up for pig hunting. Swapped the stock for a Bell and Carlson DuraMaxx and I'm 100% pleased. Some folks might find it a bit heavy for "walk and stalk" hunting but I'm more than happy to haul the extra couple of pounds in return for the longer barrel and the kinder recoil (great for getting in lots of practise).
    I'd say you can't go wrong with it.
     
  9. cookhj

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    I'm on the second barrel with my 308 10FP. 5000+ rounds and it's still shooting like a demon.
     

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    Cook, thanks.
     
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    no prob brother.
     
  13. dbshabo

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    I've got the 10FP-LE2B with the McMillan stock and AccuTrigger. For the $$ a beautiful rifle. Stock is rock solid and very comfortable. The AccuTrigger is sweet and easily adjusted with the supplied tool. I shoot with a bipod and no rear bag and with match grade ammo I can shoot MOA easily.

    From what I learned on different forums if you want to upgrade the rifle in the future get the Remmy 700, more aftermarket stuff available. If you want a reasonably priced out of the box tack driver with the best factory trigger on any bolt rig today get the Savage. Take a look at the CZ 550 Laminated also. Nice rig in the same price range as the Savage.

    Shabo
     
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    I agree, I have the savage 12 in .223 with the accu trigger. I also have a remington 700 that I've dumped LOADS of cash in, it still doesn't shoot as nice as that savage.
     
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    Hi dbshabo and ocabj,

    I am interested in the 10FP-LE2B with the McMillan stock and AccuTrigger. Could you tell me whether it is dual pillar bedded?

    The MSRP of McMillan version is $947 vs. the standard version $578. That is almost doubled. I didn't get the chance to handle a McMillan stock 10FP, is it really worth the money? (the standard version stock is horrible, this is the only thing I don't like, but how good is a McMillan?):D

    Thanks,
     
  16. ocabj

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    I don't have the LE2B model that came with the McMillan A-3. I bought the LE2 model with the basic synthetic and bought the McMillan A-5 afterwards directly from McMillan.

    As far as the LE2B being pillar bedded, I doubt it. McMillan stocks come with aluminum pillars or without. I ordered mine without because I didn't plan on actually bedding the rifle into the stock.

    You should be able to get the LE2B for cheaper than $900. I think I've heard of real world prices of about $750 for the LE2B. McMillan stocks are significantly better than the generic stock on the base model. I spent $525 on my McMillan A-5 stock, and while it was pricey, it's the best stock I could have possibly gotten for my Savage.
     
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    Shoot and Hunt, I think the LE2B is dual pillar bedded. I'm not positive however because I've never had the action out of the stock yet. I'm sure if you call Savage they'll answer any questions you may have. Ocabj is right, you should be able to find one in the $750 - $775 range. I paid $758 NIB. Nice rig for the $$ in my opinion.

    Shabo
     
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