I read where a number of competitions are being won with Savages of late so the quality must be there. Seems like they might be a budget alternative to the Remington 700. If I keep reading good things I may go for a .25-06 this year.
The Savage Palma Rifle is about $1100 MSRP and they can be had for around $900 easily. These guns are sub 1/2MOA right out of the box.
You will spend more on a scope than this rifle costs. If you shoot Palma match then the sights will cost you almost what the rifle cost.
If you look at the results of the various long range matches, the Savage name currently comes up more frequesntly than all others combined.
There is a TV commercial on the Outdoor Channel that shows a guy hitting 2 steel plates that are about 18" in dia from 1169 yards. They made that commercial for a reason and they didn't have work that hard at it.
I have read numerous stories in gun mags about these guns, and the general consensus is the accuracy is well above what 99.9% of shooters can use.
I want a Palma Rifle and will get one someday. It would be the most accurate rifle I could ever own. The fact that it doesn't cost $8 grand is just icing on the cake.
The fact that the lower grade Savage Rifles are relatively inexpensive is not a bad thing, it is a testament to sound engineering and manufacturing expertise. And most assuredly a testament to a companies disdane for "Hoopla and Oink!" What they are doing works, simple as that. they could easily charge more, they choose not to.
I don't think you can go wrong on a hunting rifle with the Savage name on it.
Yes..the EDge and the Apex are the same...they were first called the Edge then had to change the name after being informed that another firm had copyrights on the name EDge...so now you have only the Apex
At last count, I have 7 Savages in various configurations and 7 extra barrels totaling 14 calibers in all and they all shoot well. You cannot find a better rifle for the price right out of the box and if you want, you can screw on a Shilen Match Barrel in your shop in 10 minutes if the gun is not shooting to your liking. Very shooter friendly.
They sure are! I've posted these before. I bought my son Sean a Savage Predator Hunter in .223. This coyote was trotting sideways to Sean at 175 yards. Sean called his shot, said he'd put the bullet behind the coyote's ear, and he did.
The other pic is Sean's Savage 17 HMR. Also very accurate. I think this was Sean's first gray digger he shot with it. He's since switched entirely from .223 to .17 HMR for gray diggers.
I have a Savage .17 cal, mod 93R17. I think it is probably the most accurate gun I have ever owned. 2 years ago I shot a Red Fox at about 175 yds. Killed it dead instantly. I will be the first to admit it was a lucky shot for me. Out of the box the trigger was a little sloppy but Chris Vendel worked it over for me and now its great. (they say it can't be done). Larry Evans