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Savage Axis vs. Remington 770 vs. Ruger American

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Savage Axis vs. Remington 770 vs. Ruger American

I see these 3 rifles everywhere for like >$350,they all seem the same,and especially the Ruger and the Savage,they look like the same gun.What is the best one for someone like me wanting a cheap gun & cheap caliber to hunt whitetails with at sub 100 yards?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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At less that a hundred yards go with a used Marlin .336 in .30-30. Quick handling, accurate, and .30-30 ammo is cheaper than .30-06. Used Marlin 336s can be had in my area for under $300.
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I would start by saying definitely NOT the Remington 770, so it would be between the Savage and Ruger. I think both of them would be a decent rifle.
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I LOVE my savage axis. I dont use it for deer tho. I have it chambered in .223 and use it for coyote and fox mostly. Its one phenomenal shooter with the right ammo. My only suggestion would be high quality scope and mount.. its currently my favorite rifle.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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I have shot a buddies 770 in 243. And its a bad gun. Cheap stock, cheap sticky bolt, and not accurate no matter what you feed it.
Never fire the ruger or savage but i am biased toward ruger, so ruger gets my vote.
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I love the savage axis my cousin has one in 22-250 and it pretty accurate for a factory rifle 100 yards sub moa groups. I also like the detachable box mag easier to load then an internal mag.
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The Marlin X7s are also really good, accurate guns for about $300-$400. I'd go with either a Marlin, or a Savage. You'd probably be really happy either way.
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No to the 770 I had one and I hated it got rid of it as soon as I could
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Buy a Ruger American or a Marlin XL/XS7 rifle.
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Dad has a R770, it's dead accurate and shoots well, I wish it had more good qualities.

A 770 is a rifle that I would own provided it was free or waaay cheap... I wouldn't give market value for the best one out there. Like I said, dead accurate though.
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