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Old 09-11-2010, 09:32 AM
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Default Rem 700 or Savage? HELP

I'm down to either the Rem 700 SPS or the Savage 16 FHSAK, maybe FCM Scout.
Over worked subject, I know. But for about the same money . . .
how do I choose wisely. Hey, I'd love to have 40 rifles in my locker to chose from, but I am poor($). I need a rifle that will give me bench accuracy, primary use will be big game, I lean towards SS/synthetic cause of foul weather, and under $700.00(ish).
I've heard glowing reviews on the Savages accuracy "out of the box" from varmint competitors, but the 700 is renouned for obvious reasons.
If re-sale was to be a consideration, probably the Rem 700 . . . but who knows?

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Old 09-11-2010, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dig4gold
Hey, I'd love to have 40 rifles in my locker to chose from, but I am poor($).
I'm a very fortunate man in that I have those forty rifles......and not a one of them is a Savage.....nor will there be any unless Savage personally asks me why.....and I'm not holding my breath as there's a lot of real guns to buy!

Get the Remington!
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:46 AM
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Savage will always get my vote. Just a more accurate action. Of course IMO. Also, as you can tell by the first two responses being different, you can't loose with either. Get one, shoot it, love it.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:21 AM
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Savage by far. No comparison imo.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:45 PM
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Why limit your choices to just Savage and Remington?

Guess if I had to pick between just those two it would be the Remington. Had a Savage and just can't warm up to them.

Edited to add: Depending on what caliber you want, you can do a lot better for $700. You can pick up a synthetic stock/SS Sako A7 in 30-06 or 270 Win off Gungroker for $565.

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Old 09-11-2010, 01:59 PM
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Remington for it's reputaion, and Savage for it's "acclaimed" accuracy.
I guess until I'm laying the money down, I'm still open to suggestions.
If all criteria are met.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:25 PM
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Remington 700
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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I've both Remington and Savage. Both are great, accurate rifles. Hitting your target is what matters, in the end, and they both do the job.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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I'd go Savage. Remington has fallen off with their rifles as of late. And yes, I own a 700 SPS. It's a decent rifle but if I had it to do over I would have gotten a Savage.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:48 PM
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After going thru the latest edition of the Shooters Bible and The Guns Digest and noticing that at least three or four of the very costly custom built rifles are based on the 700 action, finding one that offers the Winchester 70 action or the 700, and none that build on the Savage action, I tend to think that the 700 action must have something going for it. I have two 700's now and have owned at least five others over the years along with Savage, Weatherby, Sako, Rugers by the dozen, and CZ's. I will be the first to admit that the Savage's accuracy seems to be a given, mine shot well, but no better than the Remingtons or the CZ's--I think from all I've read, that the Savage's are a good basic inexpensive gun, but they are not on the same level as a Remington or Winchester-----just my two cents-----John
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