You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

Looking to get my first rifle

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5
Default Looking to get my first rifle

I am looking to buy a rifle soon, and would like some general feedback from the public. I know everyone has their favorite rifle manufacture, but I am really looking for an honest opinion on the rifle/manufacture itself, not what you would but because you like it.

I know first questions will be for what purpose is the rifle, and I will say for now it is totally multi-purpose. At first I am sure I am just going to target shoot at the range with friends and blow up soda bottles and cans. But eventually I want to put some optics on it and use it for hunting.

Currently I am considering the following

Savage Arms, Model: 10 FCP-K. I know it is put of their law enforcement series, but it come with all the bells and whistles I want.

Thompson/Center, T/C Venture™ Predator.

Any feedback on the companies or rifles would be awesome.
mauler78 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 08-19-2010, 03:25 AM   #2
FAA licensed bugsmasher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ScottA's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 7,141
Liked 2486 Times on 1331 Posts
Likes Given: 879


Savage makes a great rifle.

If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 03:36 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 52 Times on 42 Posts


Take a look at Howa as well. good guns at good prices.

The only drawback I see is they are made in japan. But that is not much of a drawback really.
cpttango30 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 01:54 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
SirCadfael's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Default Savage Model 11

I picked up a Savage Model 11 (actually, the 11 FCXP3) at Dick's Sporting Goods today.

Two weeks ago I received an advert in the mail for their upcoming Hunting/Outdoor specials and they offered the Savage Model 111 in either .270 or 30-06 for $399.99. Good price I thought after doing some web surfing. Even better considering their advert also had a $50.00 off coupon! The only downside was wanting a .308 WIN; not that the .270 or 30-06 aren't great calibers, I just prefer the .308 WIN.

I finally got around to going to Dick's today and the salesman was a super guy. He asked what caliber I wanted and I mumbled, "well your advert says .270 or 30-06 but I really wanted a .308." Without blinking an eye he was off to the backroom and returned with a sealed box. Voila! Savage Model 11 in .308 WIN that was just delivered to the store two days ago!

Drooling, I sheepishly asked the price. His response was..."same as the advertised price of the other two calibers...$399.99." I then asked, "does the $50.00 off coupon... and before I could finish he said, "yes sir, the coupon is good towards the purchase of a rifle."

I could have kissed him!

As quickly as I could get my driver's license out of my wallet I was filling out the forms to buy this beauty. No, it doesn't have the AccuTrigger nor AccuStock, but dang, I'm an old school, former Gyrene who's used to M-14's and Vietnamese jungles. We didn't have accu-anything 'cept our marksmanship skills from Parris Island! Worked then, makes sense it will work now.

So, the morale of the story....if you can get your hands on the Dick's Sporting Goods mailout with the $50.00 coupon, head over their way. If you're looking for a .308 WIN (or any caliber for that matter) ask the green shirts if they have them for the same price as advertised for the .270 or 30-06. You just may be pleasantly surprised.

Oh ends 31 October so you have a few days remaining.
SirCadfael is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 10:55 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Md.
Posts: 122
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


I think any of those on your pick list would be a good. The synthetic stocks IMO on the Howas seem better to me than what comes on most Savages. I don't have any experience with T/C, but from what I've read they are fine. I would look at everything on your list and take the best deal.
ron12301 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
rifle mag primers -v- large rifle primers ricardo Ammunition & Reloading 14 11-17-2010 04:19 PM
.22 cal air rifle rodwhaincamo Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 4 10-15-2009 07:07 PM
.177 Air Rifle Shooter McGavin General Rifle Discussion 6 10-15-2009 01:25 AM
First Rifle cny3123 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 24 01-19-2009 01:50 PM
Looking for a new rifle. JiroZero713 General Rifle Discussion 4 11-06-2008 05:08 AM