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Posted on 02/07/2013 4:00:51 PM PST by M.K. Borders
Considering an upgrade into. 308 Winchester for some long shooting. Mostly predator hunting but also some competition. Lots of folks pointing me to the Remington 700 but I'm not getting real excited about that particular gun. Don't like that particular nylon stock and the action seems loose. Leaning toward Savage but would like some opinions.
I like the Winchester model 100...but you may have some trouble finding one.
You may want to check out the Howa 1500. You can even get barreled actions to build your own rifle.
I’ve had a Remington 700 SPS chambered in .308 for the past two years and it is my favorite rifle. The local coyotes hate it, though.
Ummm... You are aware that the Remington 700 comes in about 40 different variants, with wood, composite and polymer stocks on offer, right?
Your idea about Savage is very good! They’re very precise out of the box with plenty of add ons after market. The trigger is extremely good. Unlike the Remington you can accurizable it yourself, no machinery needed. You can easily set headspace and rebbl if you like. There’s just a lot to like and the price is right.
I recently got a Savage Predator Max in .223, it was very affordable. I was amazed at the out of the box accuracy and the crispness of the trigger. Go with a Savage with the accustock and accutrigger and you will not be disappointed.
I have had several Remington 700’s and they seem to all have a 9 pound lawyer installed on the trigger. You can adjust it, but not as well as the Savage IMO.
What’s wrong with a US manufactured Ruger M77?
The 700 is near and dear to my heart as that’s what I used when I was in th Corps. But that Savage is a sweet deal for the price.
I like my Winchester Model 88.
Modern R700s have the new Xmarkpro trigger which is adjustable by the user down to about 3 pounds. Multiple reviewers have said it is as if it can with a trigger job from the factory.
This is because Savage first shipped their similar Accutrigger, of course, and Remington had to compete or lose out in sales.
Remington 700 is an excellent rifle model. I have one in .30-06 and one in 7mm Remington magnum. You can’t go wrong with a 700.
I have a Savage target rifle in .308 caliber. I love it. Without being a great shot I can nail a target at 400 yards without difficulty. (I have a good variable scope which cost a bundle.) I love Savages trigger. The downdside being the weight of the gun. The gun assumes one will use a bipod or other support.
I’ve recently heard of some accuracy issues with the 700 due to the bedding. I’m considering a 300 winmag myself. heard some good things about that one.
Thanks, I didn’t know that.
My Savage is around MOA with me shooting it (the spirit is willing but the eyes are weak) out to 300 yards. Put one of the Nikon M-223 drop compensating scopes on it. If you know the distance, it is right on the money.
Savage works very well in the long range department. 938 yard prairie dog kill with a 243 last year.
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