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Old 12-23-2010, 04:04 PM
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Default Savage 116 FSS 300 Win Mag

A close friend has one he is selling for $450. Gun has a Simmons scope that came with it (1st thing I would replace) and has maybe two boxes of ammo throught it. I have the option to go shoot it before buying. I'm looking for opinions on this gun from people who have or currently owned on.
1)Long Range Accuracy?

2) Reliability?


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Old 12-23-2010, 10:24 PM
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$450 seems a bit high, $425 or $400 would probably be better, the Simmons scope isn't worth much at all. To answer your questions:

1.) Keep in mind that this gun is designed more or less as a nasty weather hunting rifle, and not a long range tack driver, with a good quality scope, and a quality shooter, it should do fine for hunting out to 400-500 yards, which is about the longest ethical range anyway.

2.) It is as reliable as any other push feed rifle.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:04 AM
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I don't own that gun but I help sight that same gun in a couple of months ago.It lets you know when you have pulled the trigger.The guy won the gun @ a raffle.After we got it sighted in and he shot another 1/2 box of ammo thru it he decided he was going to sell the gun.....too much recoil for his liking.I would have to agree with him.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:14 AM
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Thanks for the info. As far as long range shooting, it's something I want to get into. Not so much for hunting but more for learning how to shoot better in general and the fun of it. I had looked at the recoil pad on the gun, and that would be the second thing to go if I get it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:58 AM
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In our local gun rag that rifle (no scope) has asking prices from $300 to $400, with $350 seeming to be about average.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:15 AM
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I had ended up shooting this gun (with the cheap scope) and wasn't impressed with the group. Also found out that the bolt release wasn't working so I passed. Someone else ended up buying it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:38 AM
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For a long range rig I would suggest looking at the Savage Long Range Hunter in either 300 WM or 7MM Rem Mag.

Much heavier barrel contour than a standard barrel, two inches longer barrel and more mass to help with recoil. I think the rifle is around $700.00 new.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott Gags
For a long range rig I would suggest looking at the Savage Long Range Hunter in either 300 WM or 7MM Rem Mag.

Much heavier barrel contour than a standard barrel, two inches longer barrel and more mass to help with recoil. I think the rifle is around $700.00 new.

I have decided that I want on my next gun a fluted 26 Stainless barrel (300WM). I think if Savage made a 26 inch fluted Stainless barrel with a accutrigger and accustock, that would end my search. I don't see any such combination on their web site. Thank you for the suggestion.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:33 PM
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Personally I wouldn't buy anything in a 300 WSM/WinMag etc...too much recoil to shot accurately and the cost of shells are very high.Get a nice Savage 7mm-08,25-06,.270 or even a .243 Rifle.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GTOHunter
Personally I wouldn't buy anything in a 300 WSM/WinMag etc...too much recoil to shot accurately and the cost of shells are very high.Get a nice Savage 7mm-08,25-06,.270 or even a .243 Rifle.
I'm not worried about the recoil and the reason for the 300WM is because I want it for elk hunting too. If I didn't elk hunt I would be looking at the other calibers you mentioned.
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