I am looking for a decent bolt in 308 with iron sights. I am trying to decide between a Savage 11G Classic Hunter, Savage 14 Euro Classic, and a Ruger M77 International. Any of you folks have any experience/opinions on these rifles? Do any of them have any plastic parts or any other major flaws?
All the experiences I have had with Savage firearms have been positive. A Plain Jane rifle at a very good price. I am also impressed with Savage Arm's accuracy. In my opinion, you should take a little extra care cleaning the firearm as I don't think there bluing process is as good as some higher priced firearms. I'm not at all knowledgeable about Ruger long guns, so I do not have an opinion, but I do like Savage Firearms.
I have an M77 Mark II in .270. Ruger's quality has been a roller coaster ride. Back when I got mine ('92), they made a good gun. The quality fell off after they changed locations. I've heard they are making a good gun again. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but I know the trigger on the older guns was horrible. They are non-adjustable and have about 3 feet of travel with a pull weight pretty close to that of a half-grown elephant. If you could get past the trigger, they were pretty accurate. I've seen some groups that looked like clover leaves. I had some work (trigger job, floated barrel, etc) done to mine and now it shoots a lot better.
both are great i own both a ruger 243 and a savage 223 theyre great guns the price is the difference the way things are lookin with money these days and idk if your hurtin or not but id go with the savage u wont be let down
"A gun is a tool, sir, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."
I have a .308 in the Ruger M77 MarkII and love it,i also have a Savage Lever in .308 And thought i have never used the Savage to hunt with as i belong to my dad and is close to 50 years old it has slayed a many of deer and i never once heard him say anything bad about it in all my 33 yrs.So i think either way you go you will be happy.