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Savage vs. Remington rifles.....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Drjones, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Drjones

    Drjones member

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    Which is a higher quality rifle overall?


    Any information about either make is appreciated...


    Thanks
     
  2. m39fan

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    Having shot both professionally, the Savage is by far the more accurate out of the box. There are more aftermarket parts for the Remington but you'll have to sink a bunch into the Remington to get it beyond where you can take the Savage. Take a look here for further info on the Savage rifles: http://savageshooters.com

    HTH,
    Mike
     
  3. Preacherman

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    If I were limited to these two brands, I'd choose Savage every time. They tend to be more accurate; with the new Accu-Trigger they have a better trigger pull; and Remington's QC has been all over the place for the last few years.

    However, before buying any US-made rifle, I'd check out three foreign competitors: CZ, Tikka, and Howa. I find them (in my experience, anyway) to be uniformly of better build quality, use better materials, and perform at least as well as (usually better than) anything from Winchester, Remington, Ruger or Savage. They're not badly priced, either... a tad higher than the US equivalents, but heck - you pay for what you get!
     
  4. Ash

    Ash Senior Member

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    I very enthusiastically cast my vote in favor of the Savage rifles. Very consistent.

    Ash
     
  5. ChristopherG

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    Run the bolt and pull the trigger on a Tikka before you buy anything else.
     
  6. ID_shooting

    ID_shooting Senior Member

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    Having both, rem 700 in 300wm and 2 savs, 308 in a 10fp and 270 in a 110g, the savs were more accurate OOTB. The rem is my fav to shoot but it took a bit of work to get it there. Trigger, bedding, ported and breaking in the bolt, ect. If you didn't want to sepnd the time/cash, get the sav. JMHO
     
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    I hear lots of good things about Tikka but haven't ever had one myself. I think for value, CZ, Savage, and Howa have the edge and it's a matter of finding the features you want. But honestly, I haven't priced a Tikka lately.

    I went with a CZ but I'm now selling it because I've gotten something superior in a trade. The new gun isn't quite as versatile, but that's OK because I traded 2 guns for 3 so my bases are covered ;)
     
  8. YodaVader

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    I went with Remington since I already had a Jewell trigger for one. For a really good out of the box trigger the Savage Accu Trigger is pretty damn good! I have never had an accuracy problem with Remington , just did not care at all for the out of the box trigger. Shot these with a friend's 700P.
     

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  9. Drjones

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    Thanks guys for the excellent and informative replies. :)


    So if I went with a Savage 10FP in .308 with a Sightron SII 4-16x42 Scope, would I be pretty well off for a good, solid rifle?

    About how far can that rifle and scope shoot?


    Thanks!
     
  10. Dave P

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    Ignoring wind, you should be able to hold the x ring at 600 yards (~3") without too much trouble (benched).
     

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