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Old 05-12-2010, 09:22 AM
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Default savage 110 30-06 Springfield or the marlin XL7

savage 110 30-06 Springfield or the marlin XL7? which one would be a better deal? (price is a factor for this college student) i could really use the help to narrow it down to one of them, thanks in advance!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:42 AM
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I can only claim experience with the Savage, and my 111 7mmRM works great. It gets the "pass" vote from me.....
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:26 AM
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I personally haven't handled the Marlin yet so I can't really speak to that, they have had good write ups and I have heard nothing but good when people rate them. The Savage is tried and true, with a reputation for out of the box accuracy.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:55 PM
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You already heard it !

But, if you save some money based on your choice of rifle; put it towards a "better" scope.

Hope this helps
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:10 PM
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If you have the money buy the Savage and you will most likely be happier down the road. The Marlin is a good gun for the money if you choose that. I would just say you are picking from two winners either way since both are good values.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:17 AM
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havnt handled either but i heard theyre both great rifles
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:49 PM
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You should be happy with either one. They are both accurate and a good value for the money.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:10 PM
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" there both good " probly doesnt help you, but if you want to customize your gun in the feature than get the savage.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:48 PM
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How much are they?? I heard(did not see) SportsMans Warehouse was runnig a sale on the Remington 700 ADL's with a synthetic stock for $350?? I would have to go with the Remington unless the other two were substantialy cheaper.

Double check that price because I am passing on second hand information. And you know what that may be worth.

However I did have a friend who just bought two Remington 243's with the 700 action with a Cabela's scope and bases and rings from Cabela's for $435 a piece. They both had camo stocks. But I do not know what model# they were. But they were 700 actions. Our local Cabela's store ran a sale(Wheeling). The stocks were a little flimsy, but not as bad as the Savage stock I took off my Model 12 FVSS.

I do not know what major retailers are in your area. But keep your eyes open. I am sure there will be a lot of good sales pretty soon. Things are getting pretty tough out there. Tom.

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Old 05-14-2010, 04:21 AM
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i'd get the savage
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