Just bought a Savage 111

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Crazycastor, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    Ok I just bought a Savage 111 today. Won't picked up till the 16th. I choose the 30-06 over the 7mm mag due to that round looked like it hurt too much to shoot. Too much kick. It came with a bushnell scope. I was wanting to wait to see the Remington 783 to compare them to each other but I can't find that gun any where. So is this gun an ok gun for hunting and target practice? Do they hold a good group? One thing I noticed on this gun compared several others is the bolt slides in and out without any wobble and the plastic stock felt solid.
     
  2. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Savage 111 is an excellent rifle, has tons of aftermarket support. I'm gonna lay down the bucks soon and get a Savage .308 version, which would be the 11.
     

  3. sc00ts

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    I traded a weatherby .340 vanguard for a savage 11 .308, probably with the same bushnell scope on yours and my LGS. Best decision I ever made. It's an absolute pleasure to shoot, unlike the .340. I shot ragged holes at 100 yards right out of the box. I love the short action as well. It's a no frills rifle, but a solid performer.
     
  4. Crazycastor

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    Thats what I wanted but they didn't have the 308 in stock but they did have 308 ammo for 50.00 a box. Also I found a place out here thatwas selling 500 empty brass 308 cases for $160.00. Was surprices to see that. Have no clue if thats good or not.
     
  5. Crazycastor

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    What kind of group can I expect with this rifle out to 200 yards? And can you put a bi-pod on the plastic stock using the sling attachment.
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    Did you buy it for hunting??
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    I have a Savage 110 Sierra light in 7mm Rem mag. It was never bad as far as recoil. After neck surgery and a couple fusions I put a limbsaver pad on it. It is very timid. You need to realise, sometimes it is not the cartridge, but the weight of the projectile that makes for abusive recoil. I always prefer a good wood stock over a plastic for heavy recoiling rounds. This is a 7lb rifle in 7mm Rem mag.
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  8. Crazycastor

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    That looks good JP . Yea I bought this gun for hunting and target shooting. I'm not expecting too much if I shoot targets past 300 yards but I'd like to know what to expect from this gun. Does anyone have the Savage hunter xp chambered in 30-06. Do they like it, is it a piece of junk. I won't know anything about this gun for another 10 days when I can pick it up. Also this gun didn't come with the accu trigger. Can I put one on this model?
     
  9. jimzim

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    For years I hunted with a Rem 710 270 cal accurate enough but bolt was rough I hated it This year I bought a savage 111 Fcns in 7rem mag put a Nikon scope on it very Accurate and smooth a far superior rifle
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Castor, not 100% sure, but i think that the bottom of the reciever is machined differently for the AccuTrigger. they do make aftermarket triggers for the non-AccuTrigger models. check out SavageShooters.com

    BTW, i think you made fine choice for a rifle and it should be very accurate, as most of them are. enjoy it.
     
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  11. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    Thanks ax, going to check them out now.
     
  12. Steel_Talon

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    Yes. For the annual hunt rifle. But I do feel that generally the Savage stocks are too flexible and I tend to take steps to correct that. Your Savage should shoot MOA (or better) out of the box @100 yards. So 200 will be no problem.
     
  13. Crazycastor

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    What do you do to stiffen up the stock on these type of guns?
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    Replace them. Shoot it 1st and you deside. You may be happy w/ it as is. Don't worry about anything till you give it a good workout.
     
  15. Steel_Talon

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    I'd have to look at your model, It's easier to stiffen the factory floated barrel.

    You can glass in a couple of threaded rods or a fence strap into the barrel channel if room permits. but its much esier to R&R with a different stock...
     
  16. Crazycastor

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    Yep when I get this gun in 9 days, she will be shot and tested for sure. Hoping I like everything about it. Haven't heard much of anything negative about these rifles yet. Just hope the Bushnell scope holds up for a little while till I can figure out what to put on it .
     
  17. Axxe55

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    i have to agree that it's best to shoot it just like it comes out of the box first to establish a baseline to see what changes help and what doesn't. word of caution. when making changes, any changes, do only one change at a time. takes longer to do it this way, but the results will pay off sooner.
     
  18. GTX63

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    My 111 is in 270. Love the gun. Took it out and shot with it every weekend for about a month, then decided on a Nikon Prostaff scope. That is all I felt it needed. Accutrigger is magic. Plastic stock is fine. I'm not a competition shooter and at 200 yards it shoots better than I am capable of, and it has the capability of accurate shooting at much farther ranges than that.
     
  19. glockman55

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    I have the mod 111, in .270 and the 116 in 7mm, mag..both came with plastic stocks.. I changed the 7 mag to a wood laminate and left the .270 alone.. I never noticed any problem with either one of the stocks.. I like the laminate on my 116, I have a large 50 mm scope with high mounts.. needed a different stock to fit right..
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  20. Crazycastor

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    Glockman that rifle looks sweet