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Old 05-31-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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I have a cheap savage axis in .223 , My wife bought it for me for Christmas last yr , I was more than impressed with the accuracy of it , the trigger however not being a accu-trigger was terrible , it took some work but its a nice smooth 3.18# pull now and it shoots .5 MOA ,3 shot groups you can cover with a dime @ 100 yards. Impressive for such a cheap rifle

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I have a cheap savage axis in .223 , My wife bought it for me for Christmas last yr , I was more than impressed with the accuracy of it , the trigger however not being a accu-trigger was terrible , it took some work but its a nice smooth 3.18# pull now and it shoots .5 MOA ,3 shot groups you can cover with a dime @ 100 yards. Impressive for such a cheap rifle
How much was it? I've been wanting a good 223 to pack in the truck when I'm do farm work around the house.
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How much was it? I've been wanting a good 223 to pack in the truck when I'm do farm work around the house.
She said she paid $299 for it and that was with the scope and scope mounts. The scope really was a POS and I replaced it with a much better Bushnell .
If I had to do it again I would buy it without the scope for around $259 and use that extra money towards a nicer scope . it also comes in a variety of calibers .
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She said she paid $299 for it and that was with the scope and scope mounts. The scope really was a POS and I replaced it with a much better Bushnell .
If I had to do it again I would buy it without the scope for around $259 and use that extra money towards a nicer scope . it also comes in a variety of calibers .
lot of times they put a rifle and scope combo together to get someone out shooting or hunting. makes good marketing sense. lots of times the scopes are bought in bulk from different makers and are usually good enough for basic hunting distances. i too prefer to buy without a scope and choose one that suits my needs and of better quality. at $40, you wouldn't expect a Zeiss!
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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!
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She said she paid $299 for it and that was with the scope and scope mounts. The scope really was a POS and I replaced it with a much better Bushnell .
If I had to do it again I would buy it without the scope for around $259 and use that extra money towards a nicer scope . it also comes in a variety of calibers .
That's a good price.
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I like Savage Arms and wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
I own two Savage rifles,one older 06' bolt action very nice accurate rifle and would love to own a Savage model99.
That being said,my very first rifle I purchased in the early 70s was a semi auto Westpoint 22 rifle built by Savage Arms sold by True Value Hardware store,I have to say that is the worst rifle I ever purchased.It turned out to be a jam-o-matic and not very accurate at all? I still own the 22 rifle because it is such a POS I wouldn't wish it on any shooter lol

I grew up with Remington which out number all my other rifles and shotguns,I guess it's just what you get use to?

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I've had a stainless steel Savage 116 in 7mm Rem. Mag. for years that is without a doubt the MOST accurate rifle I have and I have a bunch. It came with a inexpensive factory scope setup, but it works great. It was around $350 as I recall.

My feeling is that the OP is just all butthurt because he spent 3 or 4 times the money for a Remington. It's the same type of snobbery we get in the AR Forum from the Colt, BCM & Daniel Defense guys who look down their noses disgusted by all other "lesser" brands.

Here's a picture of my Savage rifle for the OP to enjoy:

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