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Old 04-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Ok I just bought a Savage 111 today. Won't picked up till the 16th. I choose the 30-06 over the 7mm mag due to that round looked like it hurt too much to shoot. Too much kick. It came with a bushnell scope. I was wanting to wait to see the Remington 783 to compare them to each other but I can't find that gun any where. So is this gun an ok gun for hunting and target practice? Do they hold a good group? One thing I noticed on this gun compared several others is the bolt slides in and out without any wobble and the plastic stock felt solid.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Savage 111 is an excellent rifle, has tons of aftermarket support. I'm gonna lay down the bucks soon and get a Savage .308 version, which would be the 11.

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I traded a weatherby .340 vanguard for a savage 11 .308, probably with the same bushnell scope on yours and my LGS. Best decision I ever made. It's an absolute pleasure to shoot, unlike the .340. I shot ragged holes at 100 yards right out of the box. I love the short action as well. It's a no frills rifle, but a solid performer.

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Thats what I wanted but they didn't have the 308 in stock but they did have 308 ammo for 50.00 a box. Also I found a place out here thatwas selling 500 empty brass 308 cases for $160.00. Was surprices to see that. Have no clue if thats good or not.

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What kind of group can I expect with this rifle out to 200 yards? And can you put a bi-pod on the plastic stock using the sling attachment.

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What kind of group can I expect with this rifle out to 200 yards? And can you put a bi-pod on the plastic stock using the sling attachment.

Did you buy it for hunting??
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I have a Savage 110 Sierra light in 7mm Rem mag. It was never bad as far as recoil. After neck surgery and a couple fusions I put a limbsaver pad on it. It is very timid. You need to realise, sometimes it is not the cartridge, but the weight of the projectile that makes for abusive recoil. I always prefer a good wood stock over a plastic for heavy recoiling rounds. This is a 7lb rifle in 7mm Rem mag.

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That looks good JP . Yea I bought this gun for hunting and target shooting. I'm not expecting too much if I shoot targets past 300 yards but I'd like to know what to expect from this gun. Does anyone have the Savage hunter xp chambered in 30-06. Do they like it, is it a piece of junk. I won't know anything about this gun for another 10 days when I can pick it up. Also this gun didn't come with the accu trigger. Can I put one on this model?

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For years I hunted with a Rem 710 270 cal accurate enough but bolt was rough I hated it This year I bought a savage 111 Fcns in 7rem mag put a Nikon scope on it very Accurate and smooth a far superior rifle

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That looks good JP . Yea I bought this gun for hunting and target shooting. I'm not expecting too much if I shoot targets past 300 yards but I'd like to know what to expect from this gun. Does anyone have the Savage hunter xp chambered in 30-06. Do they like it, is it a piece of junk. I won't know anything about this gun for another 10 days when I can pick it up. Also this gun didn't come with the accu trigger. Can I put one on this model?
Castor, not 100% sure, but i think that the bottom of the reciever is machined differently for the AccuTrigger. they do make aftermarket triggers for the non-AccuTrigger models. check out SavageShooters.com

BTW, i think you made fine choice for a rifle and it should be very accurate, as most of them are. enjoy it.
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