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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by theotherwaldo, Aug 10, 2008.

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  1. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Member

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    This Friday morning I walked into one of the local pawn shops. Nothing much there.
    Then I noticed it. A Savage 110 in .270 with a Nikon Buckmaster variable scope. A couple of minor dings on the odd green laminated stock, but otherwise pristine.

    The tag says $350.00
    I say, "OK, put it on layaway, it's my Christmas present."

    Yes, it's the most ordinary of deer rifles.
    Yes, it's not pretty, sexy, or macho.
    Yes, I don't even hunt anymore.
    Yes, the price isn't that great.

    It's still a rifle that I don't mind leaving in my truck in the parking lot every day while I'm at work so that I can go to the range on my way home.

    I like my other rifles too much to treat them that way. And I really need the practice.;)

    Have you ever bought a rifle or pistol using logic (or excuses) like that?
     
  2. alemonkey

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    I NEEDED every gun I've ever bought. Or so I told my wife.
     
  3. Shawnee

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    A Savage 110 in .270 with a Nikon Buckmaster variable scope.

    For $350 ??????

    I'd say you got a heck of a good deal !

    :cool:
     
  4. TargetShooter2

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    Savage

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    this 270 Savage has taken atleast 2 deer every deer season for the last 20 years , it's made several one shots clean kills 4 to 6 hundred yard shots using handloads , the 270 is hard to beat and my Savage has never failed not even once on any hunts it's been on .

    TS2
     
  5. TehK1w1

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    My first Deer rifle was a Savage 110 in 270 and I still use it for that purpose. I've since added another 110 to the stable. They're great rifles.
     
  6. Parruthead

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    I'm pretty sure i took my first deer with 110 unless there not a long action. But I know for sure it was a savage in 7MM MAG and let me tell you it put a wallop on that doe. It sure was a heavy gun, I've since sold it and bought something in a bit lighter for climbing the hills in southern Wisconsin.
     
  7. 22-rimfire

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    Nothing wrong with a Savage 110. Certainly not a rifle to beat around.
     
  8. Drgong

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    you could do a lot worse then a savage 110
     
  9. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    You bet. I buy plain jane economy guns to leave in places at higher risk of theft:

    -Backup hunting rifle (left in deer camp while I'm in the woods all day)
    -Pickup truck guns
    -Home defense guns that I leave OUTSIDE the safe during the day / all the time. I don't want to leave my really nice stuff out.
    -Cheap air rifle to keep by the back door, for quick shots at blackbirds.

    Gotta have at least two of every niche gun - one nice one for the safe; one blue collar worker. :)

    FWIW, coincidentally, I also have a Savage 110 in .270 win, and it too is a beater gun, homemade camo job and all.

    And yes, you got a nice deal for a 110 with a Buckmaster scope - not too shabby at all. :)
     
  10. rangerruck

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    Definitely, I allways look for a caliber, in a beater rifle that I can abuse.
     
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