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Old 09-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #11
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The Howa 1500 series, and Weatherby Vanguards are good rifles. I like the varmint profile barrels myself. They are pretty much an improved Remington 700 clone. Spend your money wisely, and buy the best you can afford.

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Its a big argument as to which is better: Savage or Remington, so thatll be left up to you.
There are several entry level bolt guns out there now that would probly work for you. All of them are pretty basic tho, cheap hollow plastic stock, sporter weight barrel, just a basic cheap hunting rifle.
Most of the SPS series also have a semi-junk stock. It can be modded or upgraded tho, as time goes on. So can the x-mark pro trigger.
I havent found a Savage bolt that I'd trade any of my Remingtons for, but that is MY opinion only, and not meant to start any argument.

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The Howa 1500 series, and Weatherby Vanguards are good rifles. I like the varmint profile barrels myself. They are pretty much an improved Remington 700 clone. Spend your money wisely, and buy the best you can afford.
I just acquired a 1500 in 300 mag. It is a good shooting rifle. If I don't sell it before I find a suitable scope it will move the 91/30 out of the barn. Most shots from the barn are over 300 yards. I killed a coyote @ 580 yards with the 91/30. I have seen another coyote and a fox since. I missed both of them. The Howa with a decent scope will improve my hit rate.
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I bought a Stevens 200 new for $300 which left more for me to spend on glass. No detachable mag and a sporting barrel but very accurate. there is a simple procedure to lighten the trigger I did myself. I'm very satisfied with it and love the way it feels which made me buy it in the first place. After about 60 rounds of break in, the first three rounds through a cold barrel are less than 1 MOA. I do like Remingtons but for the money it's a great rifle.

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Isnt stevens a branch of savage? Maybe not idk.. can you change the stock and barrel alsi?

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Took a chance on the new Remington 783 last month in .270 Winchester. $400 gun with a $90 Bushnell scope doing 3/8" groups at 100 yards. Seems very durable. Shoots as well as my 700 (shhhh keep that quiet)

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Stevens is Savage or made by the same although The 200 is better made than the Axis in my opinion.

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looking for a bolt action rifle with lots of aftermarket support for parts and accessories, well that is pretty much going to be the Remington M700, the Savage bolt actions, and the Mauser actioned rifles.

on the Remington M700's and the Mausers, most work will have to be done by a gunsmith, especially parts like barrels and such. with a few tools and some knowledge about rifles, a person can build a Savage rifle from scratch and have a dang nice rifle, without resorting to a gunsmith.

check out the pawn shops and gun stores for used rifles. many times, yu can make some good deals on used rifles that are in decent to very good condition, for much cheaper than new. sometimes they might even have a scope already on them.

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Are the savages as good as remington of about the same price.. ie. If I buy a 600 dollar savage will it be as good as a 600 doller rem?

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I recently puchased a Ruger American in .308 Winchester. From the brief range session (sighting in and shooting a few 3-shot groups), I believe this will be a M.O.A. rifle. Also, it has a 4-round, rotary, flush magazine. This is my first non-wood stocked rifle and it handles quite well.

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