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Does anyone make a semi auto similar to the Savage model 10's?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hometheaterman, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Member

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    I've got a few friends with Savage model 10's. To me they are just a great feeling gun. Balance great, light, handle great, fit perfect. I just really like them all around. The one thing I don't like about them is I don't like that they are bolt actions. I'm a big semi auto fan when it comes to hunting rifles. After handing one of those though my BAR feels like I'm hauling around a ton of bricks in the field. Are there any semi auto hunting rifles out there similar in weight and handling to the Savage model 10's?
     
  2. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    They nay not be as accurate as the BLR but the Remington 7400's make the browning feel like a club. Heck they're roughly built on a 20gauge rem 870 frame so they point and handle in a similar manner.


    But my personal fave is the ar15 platform for toting around.
     
  3. hometheaterman

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    Well, my hunting buddy has a 7400 in a .243 and while I do really like it it doesn't seem to handle near as nicely as that Savage model 10 did. While it's probably a little lighter than the Browning it didn't seem to be a huge difference. Not enough that it just instantly felt great in my hands. Is the one with the synthetic stock better than the wood stocked one he has? I'm wondering if the wood stock isn't part of it. I have always preferred wood but after seeing one of those Savage's I'm really starting to wonder. For a hunting gun I'm not sure I prefer wood anymore. For a safe queen I think wood is still the way to go.
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    If you like the savage get one. There's really no replacment for a well balanced bolt action and how often do you need a second shot RIGHT NOW?

    I promise no one will think less of you for buying a bolt gun.



    Whatever you do don't handle a ruger no1
     
  5. jackdanson

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    No, not really. Best bet would be something AR platform. What caliber do you want? Makes a big difference.
     
  6. Uncle Mike

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    I'm confused...we are comparing a bolt gun to an auto loader....right!?!

    Balance and light weight in an auto loader...hmmm!

    Remington 750-
     
  7. hometheaterman

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    I'm not set on the caliber but I want something in the .243 or 25-06 or similar caliber. Must be big enough to be able to legally hunt deer here. You have to use something bigger than a 22 caliber to deer hunt with. I also want something that doesn't have a ton of kick so no magnum calibers. I think .270 or 30-06 would even be fine.

    I just wondered if they made an auto loader that had the balance and weight of a bolt action like this. They may not make it. The only two I've personally handled have been the BAR and the Remington 7400. However, I'm not aware of all that many more out there. That's why I was asking. I've heard of this newer Remington 750 but never handled it. So I wondered how it was.


    As for the second shot I don't need one that often. If I'm hunting in a stand a bolt action is fine. If I'm target shooting a bolt action is also fine. However, I also hunt in a area where many guys hunt with dogs. Usually the deer is running in that case and sometimes it's more than one deer. I really like having a semi auto when doing that kind of hunting.

    Then again a lot of my hunting is in a stand.
     
  8. Uncle Mike

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    That Remington 750 aint bad!
     
  9. R.W.Dale

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    FYI AR15's come in calibers much larger than .22 nowadays

    I'm hunting with a 30 cal myself
     
  10. MJR007

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    Call Oly Arms, you can get a 7.5lb "AR 15" in a 243/257/30wssm. Don't over look 6.8 and 7.62 AR's.

    Good luck.
     
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