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I have a 22-250 in the heavey fluted stainless barrel, it is very accurate out of the box, nice trigger.

looked at the remington first, which was what I was going to buy, but the accu-trigger on the savage sold me.

the barrel is also floated.

I have hit p-dogs at over 500 yds.




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Savage, and more so Stevens, are great bargains and are known to be very accurate right out of the box. Their triggers leave something to be desired, even some AccuTriggers have issues, but they are very easy to tune up. I just "tuned" my Stevens 200 trigger to a constant, no creep 3lb pull, which took all of 20 minutes! Certainly good enough for hunting!

Another super-plus thing about these rifles is the ability to change barrels (and calibers) without spending an arm and a leg. It is relatively easy to swap barrels, and bolt heads by yourself, if you are mechanically inclined. There are several websites with a lot of info. Sharpshootersupply.com, and Savagegunsmithing.com are two.

Good Shooting!

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Without a doubt these rifles are the best shooters out of the box on the mass produced rifle market. I personally think they are ugly but they do shoot like higher end custom rifles. You can't go wrong with a Savage bolt gun. What you save on buying the Savage over a M700 or M77 you can put into the optics and/or an aftermarket trigger if you don't start out with the accu-trigger.
 

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I have a 22-250 LRPV and love it. It's as close as you can get to a bench gun for shooting PD's and costs a little over a grand. H-S Precision stock, aluminum bedding blocks, and a 6 to 18 oz Target Accutrigger.

It just don't get any better than that.

I have 2 Remmy PD guns too and they are just fine. Savage isn't giving anything away to the other makes any more.

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Savage guns are all good IF they are the laminated stock, not the total synthetic stock. Great, great, great guns!!! Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, the most gun for the buck!!! I love my 220 Swift by Savage.
 

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ctreay,

I think it would be a pretty simple swap for you to put an Accutrigger in your older Savage, but I'm not sure about that.


Savage rifles have always been accurate, the only thing that people complained about was the triggers, but those complaints were put to rest with Savage introducing the Accutrigger. They still aren't a custom hunting rifle, but you won't find much better for shooting varmints or paper!
 

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I gave my son a Savage Predator Hunter in 223 for his high school graduation. Did a writeup about his first hunting trip with it at the link. I'm sold on the new Savage rifles for accuracy. Plan on getting a Predator Hunter for coyote hunting myself, but not sure if I want one in 22-250 or 243.
 

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You simply CAN NOT beat a Savage out of the box these days. If it's an older one without the accu-trigger, just install a Basix and you're good to go.
 

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"Very helpful & informative group of guys on this site. ( especially on a Trapshooting oriented site )"



that's because were a bunch of knowitalls!!


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Yeah, I have a stainless laminated Savage 93 in .17 HMR. I put a Basix trigger in it and it's set at 11oz. It has a 3x9 Redfield Illuminator scope and is my favorite plinker by far. The only thing that I didn't like about the gun was that it seemed to be made for a little kid, so I cut a comb in it and added an adjustable butt plate and thicker pad to make it fit good.

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I can do nickle sized groups at 100 yards, but others can do better with these guns.
 

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I have the thumbhole stock in the 17 hmr, I agree, it's seems it's made for a kid.

on mine I think the comb is ok, I like the idea of an adjustable but plate.


I'll post a pic tomorrow.



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