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Old 09-15-2004, 02:42 PM
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All right guys, I walked into G.I. Joes to by the Remington 710 .30-06, but walked out with the new Savage Accu Trigger 166 .300 mag. I know I left the store with the right gun, and I did my research on both (price was my big issue) but tell me if any of you own one and how it shoots for yins.
I don't want to hear about what you read on the internet if you don't own one. When I researched the 710, the general consensus is it's crap. But, I found companies who tested the rifle and said it was more than adequate for the price. The Accu Trigger looks great all over the internet, but I want to hear from someone who's had or has one. Let me know what you think and I'll get back to yins on how my new baby,"Heather" is firing.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:44 PM
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You had a guardian angel watching over you that prevented a disaster on your part(buying that 710). Have only heard good things about the Accutrigger
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:50 PM
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There was a good article recently,,, they compared the varmint cals and the Savage was rated really highly. I tested one this past summer in .243 and it shot great. I thought that the Accutrigger was awsome! It's definately a top notch item. I can't imagine that you will have any complaints about that one.
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:59 PM
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Default RE: Savage Accu Trigger 166 anyone?

I have to say "GOOD CHOICE"

I have a Savage 110 in .30-06, and have handled the 710 before, though my Savage does not have the accutrigger, it shoots good, and is built better IMO than the 710.
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Old 09-16-2004, 10:14 AM
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It's funny you should say guardian Angel, OldElkHunter, the day before I wrote a check out for the 710, but because it was a starter check they wouldn't let me buy it. When I walked in the next morning on payday. there she was, the .300 that wasn't there the day before. Some things are just meant to be.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:00 AM
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What model did you get and how much did you pay. Im looking at 300 win mags also.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:18 AM
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I purchased the Savage Accu Trigger 116FXP3 .300 at GI Joes for $399 on sale right now. If your not familiar with GI Joes they have a chain of stores throughout the states.
http://www.gijoes.com/home/index.jsp

I hope you find what your looking for.
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:41 PM
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I have a Savage 110FP in 25-06 with the accutrigger. It's a significant improvement over the standard triggers that come with the standard gun models. I've read some comments that one has to get used to them over a standard trigger. I didn't see this problem, I was able to use it right off the bat. No creep and they can go as light as 2#s. I like the safety feature of having to depress the center piece before they fire. This will preclude an accidental discharge while handling or even dropping the rifle with a light trigger setting.
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:49 PM
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Good choice....

I have a 116 in 30-06 with the accutrigger and it is a nice rifle. I probably have 300-400 rounds through mine and it is consistently under 1" with a 5 shot group at 100 yds. It shoots better than I can, so what more can you ask for? My best is a 3 shot .55" group and just for the record that was with Hornady light magnums in 165 grain BTSP. I will say the accutrigger takes a little getting used to, but after a few sessions it's no problem.
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Old 09-16-2004, 07:36 PM
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Great choice! I have the savage 11fl in the 300wsm. the trigger is great, mine came factory set at three pounds and no creep whatsoever. the more i shoot the gun the smoother the bolt gets, which it was never a bear to begin with. i am very happy with mine and i'm sure you'll be happy with yours. i haven't tried adjusting my trigger, because it felt good right where it was at. i shoot 150gr. hornady sst (reloads) and have a nice group at 100 yrds. Hope you enjoy your new savage!!
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