Originally Posted by michael345
Am I the only person on this forum who isnt a real big savage fan? Translation: Am I the only sane person on this forum. I'm only kidding they are good shooters but that's about where it ends and considering that almost everyone here is a .308 shooting range ninja it makes sense you all like savage rifles. Aaah it feels good to get that out. Btw I don't mean to hurt feelings here I would just like to hear about why nearly everyone but me loves savages.
Well I really never gave Savage much thought growing up.My first deer rifle was given to me by my grandfather-a 1903A3 sporter(30/06) built by Paul Jaeger in the 1960's.
I used that rifle for many years in the 70's-80's,and then started buying some Winchester 70's.The Winchester 70 is probably one of the finest factory made guns that was ever built.
Being that I have always shot Left-Handed,I always bought RH rifles and dealt with the bolt being on the wrong side.I've owned a gun from every American mfg at one time or another.I've liked some,and hated others.
No mfg builds the perfect rifle.You always find something that needs to be tweaked or changed.
The first Savage that I purchased was a Pre-Accutriggered 110FLP heavy barreled 300WM for long range shooting.It was used,but I bet it didn't have 2 boxes of ammo thru it.With the factory stock on it,that thing kicked like a pissed off mule in any position you shot it in.
Now,I'll be the first to admit-Savage factory synthetic stocks SUCK!.So one of the first changes was an aftermarket stock.It had a decent factory adjustable trigger,it just needed to be smoothed up a little.
It amazed me that a bare bones Savage 110 FLP with just a new stock and smoothed trigger would shoot 1/2 moa groups almost every time I took it out.
My next Savage was a used 12FLVSS 223,it shot around moa completely stock.I reworked the trigger,replaced the stock with a Laminate thumbhole stock and put some decent optics/mounts on it,and it now will shoot under 1/4 moa groups if I do my part.
I have since purchased 4 more Savage's,3 brand new-93GL 22WMR,10FCP 308,110FLCP 25/06,and a used 12FLV 308.
Why do I like Savage? They shoot very,very good and I don't need a gunsmith to work on them.In just a few minutes,I can change barrels/calibers without the need of a gunsmith for anything.
If I wanted a pretty rifle,I'd buy a Blaser 93.I want one that shoots where I aim it,and Savage does that very well!