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Old 02-09-2004, 10:57 AM
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I just picked up a brand new mountain rifle in 7-08 and it is a great shooting gun...trigger is really a bit at 6 lbs but what the heck adjust it down to 3 1/2 lbs if you know how to or send it to a gunsmith. Based on resale value alone I would buy the Remington...AS some know I am not a huge Remington fan but when they make a good rifle they make one. A very good friend of mine has the classic version 7-08 and raves on and on about it so it must be a good gun...
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:00 AM
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I have the classic in 7/08 and 243 both are shooters with only adjusting the triger.I have savage that shoot very good too with only triger work.
So get the one you like the best,the reason I like the classic 7/08 is because I like the 24 in barrel.This is a pic of 3-shot group with it using 120 gr bullet,going to work on a 130 gr bullet soon as I get time.Have a load for 140 gr but it doesn't shoot this close.
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:09 PM
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You might take a look at the model 16 Weather Warrior in the Savage. All stainless, weighs .5 lb. more and with the Accu-Trigger easily adjustable buy you from 1.5 lb. to 6 lb. I have the model 10FP without the Accu-Trigger but I adjusted it to 3.25 lbs. which I like just fine. A great shooting rifle for the money and think of how great a scope you could get with the money you saved over the other choices.
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Old 02-10-2004, 09:13 AM
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As you have heard from others they like their Remingtons. Almost everyone has had to bed and free float for optimum accuracy. This is the same case with the Remingtons that I own. One is a 700 Classic in 257 Roberts. Horrible shooter until I bedded the action and free floated the barrel. I did this myself so cost was neglible just my time. The Remington trigger is adjustable and taking down the pull weight is pretty easy. So, if you have to do all of this and can't do it yourself you are looking at more out of pocket money on the Remington.

The Savage on the other hand has the barrel free floating and the action is pillar bedded at the factory. The Accutrigger comes with instructions on how to adjust it. So this is a no brainer. Buy the Savage and use the money saved to invest in a QUALITY scope.

I hate to see someone buy a high priced rifle and put a cheap scope on it. The scope is just a important as the rifle when hunting.
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Old 02-10-2004, 10:36 AM
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I have 3 M700's and all will shoot inside a 1.5 group at 100 yards 8 times out of 10. My .270 will shoot quite a bit tighter than that.....lot of times its just a bigger hole. I would never tell anyone to not buy a Remington....I love em. Really cant say on a Savage because I ont own any of the newer ones.
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:33 PM
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I like the savage, cost less and shoots straight right out of the box. I will add my brother has the rem classic in 7-08 and after he adjusted the trigger gets under 1" 3shot groups at 100yds.
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Old 02-11-2004, 11:02 PM
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Boys when we have this many good choices.......its all good! Pick your fav and enjoy....and if ya cant make up your mind...buy the other first chnce ya get.
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