Savage Rifles....

Discussion in 'Rifle Opinions' started by Anonymous, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    What is the verdict on Savage rifles? Word on the street is that they are cheap, bottom shelf guns. However, gun magazines and internet sites seem to review them very positvely. What gives?

    David
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    problem with any word on the street is it can be wrong. as is the case on your savage. they are well made good shooting afforable guns. and now with the accu-trigger system are hands down are the best bang for your buck. swallow your pride and pick one up you wont be sorry.
     

  3. Grendelrob

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    I have to agree with guest. They are one of the best made rifles out there, especially now that they have the accu-trigger. It may not look as fancy as one that costs $900, but I don't really care if the deer like how it looks. :)

    Rob
     
  4. mountainview

    mountainview Super Member

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    I value the word on the street about as much as I do "hot stock" tips from telemarketers. While the looks may be subjective Savage rifles are solid performers, and as noted above, with the Accutrigger they have only gotten better and have a trigger to match the action. The only reason I have 3 Savage rifles is that I ran out of slots in the cabinet and need to find space for a new security cabinet.
     
  5. luv2safari

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    Cosmetics aside, Savage rifles are excellent shooters. They are getting even better in recent years. Only ill informed rifle "snobs" look down their noses at Savage products. :? I had a 110 in 30-06 that shot much better than your humble shooter. In the right hands it shot sub MOA all day long. :D
     
  6. cowpoke

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    Like has been said here, Savages are very accurate "blue collar" rifles.
     
  7. Irish Setter

    Irish Setter Well-Known Member

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    Some people play polo. Some people go bowling. Some own yachts, some have bass boats. I think that Savage is to rifles what Mossberg is to shotguns...dependable, affordable, and fun to shoot. They will get the job done.



    No mission too difficult. No sacrifice too great. Duty first.
     
  8. wwb

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    Irish Setter...

    "No mission too difficult. No sacrifice too great. Duty first."

    Sounds kinda familiar....

    I was a LRRP - Recon Platoon, Echo Co, 2nd Batallion, 28th Regiment, 1st Inf. Div. most of '69 and the early part of '70.

    "If you're gonna be one, be a Big Red One" was the expression the grunts used.... in addition to several that can't be printed here.
     
  9. j870sm

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    The only thing about the new savage's that I don't like is the stock. I have only handled a couple of them, one a 22-250 and the other a .223. I am not sure of the model#. I didn't give much more than a cursory once over simpy because of the stock. The actions were smooth, the trigger very good but the stock blew it for me. It felt like cheap plastic. However, I have seen people shooting them and they seem to be really accurate and come at a much lower price.
    I have people ask me about guns in certain price ranges and I have mentioned the Savage many times but no one seems to really be interested. I think savage would benefit from some better marketing. What has blown me away is the T/C Encore. Take some guys that have very little knowledge of hunting and or fire arms, put them in front of the TV with some video and they know that is the only gun to have. Why? because it is advertised/marketed in the video. I will say they are accurate and fun as heck to shoot and own. Man, when you want a new rifle just buy a barrel and you are in business.
    Sorry that should be on another page I guess. I am not trying to plug any brand for anyone. Just an opinion that slipped out.
     
  10. Copperhead

    Copperhead New Member

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    :?: Any of you guys handled the 10FP-LE series rifles? Was wondering what you thought of the "standard stocks" on them. I'm trying to find someone locally who sells them so I can get a closer look at one...

    Copperhead
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Re: re: Savage Rifles....

    Yeah, welcome home Black Lion.
     
  12. Irish Setter

    Irish Setter Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, forgot to log in again. That was me.


    Early to bed, early to rise, fish like hell, and tell a lot of lies.
     
  13. Levergun

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    Two of the same topic?
     
  14. grimel

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    The Savage rifles have a few advantages not found in the big money rifles:

    1) easy owner changable barrels
    2) accutrigger (new models)
    3) ugly enough you aren't afraid to hunt with the rifle and scratch it (buddy has Browning way to pretty to use).

    Combine that with being at least as accurate as any other rifle out of the box and better than most make it a no lose purchase.

    The syn stock is a bit flimsy.
     
  15. 8pointduck

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    More refinements to these rifles would only help peoples mentality towards them. They have many positive attributes but there are downfalls that are turnoffs for the majority and thats why people don't thing to much about them.
     
  16. Drop-Shot

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    I do alot of trading at gun shows and about 15 or 20 years ago I traded for a savage110 laminated stock in 7mm mag and could not trade it even at aloss.I loaned it to my brother and he said if I try to take the gun back he will kill me,slow,not wanting any part of being killed much less slow,I asked what he liked about the rifle,he said it shoots at every thing he points at,he has missed a bit but it's not the rifle,he sent me a couple of targets he shot at 100 yards and I was impressed,the gun seemed sloppy on the bolt,but the lock up was true.I buy and sale at gun shows,I used to have a table.Savage used to be slow salers,there better now,they are the meat and potatoes gun that may not impress some but they bring home the bacon,and if your passing up the savage for another gun,then do so knowing the savage will shoot right along with all the others.Drop-Shot
     
  17. Drop-Shot

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    Hey guys,who will win the election?Drop-Shot
     
  18. 8pointduck

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    DP, Who do you want to win?
     
  19. Drop-Shot

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    If Bush wins he will keep the gun shows going and support the right to keep and bear arms.But There is a bad side,he wants to stop lawsuits against doctors which in itself is not that bad,junk lawsuits against gunmakers will be thrown out but what they don't tell you is that tort reform is attached to that bill.My mother walked into a fried chicken restarunt and slipped on grease and broke a bone in her back,under tort reform you can't sue for damages,my mother went to the governors house and asked for help,I'm sorry you guys voted tort reform.My mother on medicare had a back operation and medicare paid 80% and my mother has to pay 20%,That sucks like a hoover.I don't know what the answer is but we will lose no matter who gets elected.Drop-Shot
     
  20. 8pointduck

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    I'm sorry for your mother. I hope she is going to be ok...I still have to say that Bush is the better choice, if you don't agree thats ok.