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Old 10-31-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Savage 10 BVSS .308

Got a guy who wants me to trade me this gun for a SA 1911. Has the laminate stock, Timney trigger, bipod, Konus 6-24x scope and its been ported. He has roughly 200 rounds through it.

What kind of value would you place on this gun? He'll be making up the value difference in cash.

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Old 11-01-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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That should be a model 12 BVSS. I've never seen a model 10 BVSS.
Is it Stainless steel of Blued? If it's Stainless,and has a 26" fluted barrel,it's a model 12.
The owner must have changed the trigger,it should've came with an Accu-trigger. The scope adds no value,nor does having the barrel ported.
That rifle new would cost around $1000 or a little more,it'll bring around $750 if it's in excellent cond.

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Here's a pic that he sent me. I have a model 12 FV in .223. This one has a blued receiver with a stainless barrel. The trigger would have to be aftermarket. I love the accu-triggers that I have in my other Savage's but I hear nothing but good things about Timney triggers also. He is valuing his setup at $600.

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Do you know how old that rifle is?
If it is a pre-Accu-trigger model,it would have came like that Blued/Stainless. That also could explain why it has a Timney trigger.The receiver should be flat on top at the rear of the receiver,and round at the front.
$600 is high for an older model,IMO,but if you like it then trade for it. I've never paid more than $350 for any of the older heavy barreled Savage's,and a couple only had a box of shells ran through them.

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Now I'm really on the fence about it. I don't particularly care how old it is but if it can shoot is what matters to me. I don't have anything in .308. I have a .30-06 but its a thin barrel model.

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Most of them shoot excellent. It seems the owner is putting value in the extra's that come with it,and I never care about paying more for cheap optics that I'd probably get rid of anyway. Since it does have a good stock,and an aftermarket trigger,it might be worth $550-600.
Both of my pre-Accutrigger Savage's- 110FLP 300 WM and 12FLVSS 223 cost me $350 when I bought them used,and also the newer 12FLV 308 that I turned into a 7mm-08.It even had some nice Warne rings,and a Redfield scope on it for $350. And,all of these are hard to find LH models.
All of these had the factory tupperware stocks,and that's the first thing I get rid of.

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I met him and we made the trade. Really excellent clean rifle. Didn't even pay much attention to the scope. The trigger is ridiculously light. Feels like less weight than the accu-trigger I have on my Savage 12 .223.

He really wanted my 1911. I got $350 from him to make the trade. When I hesitated on pulling the trigger immediately on the trade he upped his offer. Basically got the .308 for a $450 trade value. Now to track down some brass and figure out what powder and bullet to start with. Any suggestions?

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You wanting to target shoot or hunt with it?
For target shooting,I use match grade bullets from 155 - 175 grain bullets. I prefer to use Sierra Matchkings or Berger VLD's.
For hunting I use 150 - 168 grain bullets like Sierra Gamekings and Nosler Partitions & Ballistic tips.
I use Reloader 15 & 19,and Varget for most of my 308 loads.

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Target shooting. A bit heavy for hunting and being in Illinois coyote is about the limit of a centerfire rifle.

I have Hornady 150,165 and 180 bullets on hand for my .30-06 loads. I was thinking something like a Sierra 168 Matchking would be a good bullet to look at. We have a 300 yard range at my club. Beyond that I'm going to have to do some searching to find more range.

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My .308 likes 150g Hornady SSTs, 150g Nosler Ballistic Tips, and 168g BTHPs (Nosler over Sierra). Win 748, IMR 4064, and IMR 4895 all give excellent results also. All my best loads are a little under max load listings.
Im sure it wont take long to find a suitable load for it, probly several. Good luck and congrats on a nice rifle.

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