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justaguy93 09-12-2008 07:16 AM

Savage 111 package rifles
 
Has anyone picked up the recent Savage 111 scope/rifle combo from their local sporting goods store lately? I purchased one last week and despite every reference I've found online stating they come with a Simmons scope, it appears mine may have come with a Bushnell Buckhorn. Just curious if anyone else could confirm that is how they are shipping now.



johnnybravoo77 09-12-2008 07:40 AM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
Bushnell purchased Simmons recently, thats probably why they changed.

robbcayman 09-12-2008 07:45 AM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
I bought a savage rifle package a few months ago and the scope was average. I had a Simmons, but I decided to put on a Nikon Buckmaster instead. I'm putting the simmons scope on my little .22

I love savage guns, but in the future I will steer away from the package deals, because the scopes aren't worth it.

justaguy93 09-12-2008 08:21 AM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 

I love savage guns, but in the future I will steer away from the package deals, because the scopes aren't worth it.
Yeah I had heard as much as well. But as it turned out I couldn't find anything with or without a scope for the price I got the Savage 111 - $330. Well, except for the bottom end Remington but that involved a rebate, seemed to have a worse scope on it, and 9 out of 10 gun owners seem to agree the entry level Savages are a much better firearm.


robbcayman 09-12-2008 09:26 AM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
Savage makes a great gun and you won't be disappointed.

Dozen Arrows 09-12-2008 09:34 AM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
My cousin has the Savage 110 w/o accutrigger for over three years now and all that it still has on it is the cheap Simmons scope that came with it. It is a 300 Win Mag and he's killed numorous deer at over 200 yards with it and it is still going strong.

Paul L Mohr 09-12-2008 12:26 PM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
I normally opt not to get the package deals and suggest others to do the same. The scopes and mounts used are normally not very good. A Stevens 200 and a separate scope of better quality is usually the better route. Might cost a bit more but the quality optics would be worth it my opinion.

Paul

justaguy93 09-12-2008 12:40 PM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
Yeah I tried to go that route, but funny enough the old place in town that had the Stevens wanted more for that then the 111 combo cost me.

Dozen Arrows 09-12-2008 05:29 PM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 

ORIGINAL: justaguy93

Yeah I tried to go that route, but funny enough the old place in town that had the Stevens wanted more for that then the 111 combo cost me.
Get the Savage 111 combo, I do not think you can find a better deal. Yeah, a Leoupold or a Nikon or something like that would be a luxury but the Simmons will do just fine. Buy it and and see for yourself. I am thinking of getting one myself now!

backstrap fever 09-12-2008 07:20 PM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
i bought a savage 110 in 7 mm rem mag with the simmons scope the gun has never failed to get the job done out to 250 yds

savage3006 09-12-2008 07:26 PM

RE: Savage 111 package rifles
 
I bought the package deal a year ago. I think it was cheaper or similar in price than the non package deal. I trashed the mount, sold the scope, bought Leupold mount and rings, and put a Nikon monarch on top of that!

bobtexan 02-06-2013 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by robbcayman (Post 2959965)
I bought a savage rifle package a few months ago and the scope was average. I had a Simmons, but I decided to put on a Nikon Buckmaster instead. I'm putting the simmons scope on my little .22

I love savage guns, but in the future I will steer away from the package deals, because the scopes aren't worth it.

Cabela's where I'm at is selling the 111 hunter package with a Nikon Prostaff scope and it comes bore sighted

GTX63 02-07-2013 03:48 AM

I have the 111 in .270 and put the Nikon Prostaff on after the fact. Fantastic combo for that rifle.

BB Outdoors 02-10-2013 06:28 AM

I also have the 111 in .270 and i love it! best rifle i have ever owned. mine still has the simmons scope on it and it does the job just fine. wouldn't trade it for anything

GTOHunter 02-10-2013 01:05 PM

I bought the Savage Axis XP Camo Rifle in the .223 with the Bushnell 3x9x40mm scope package and it's a very nice combo and price on that Model of Savage.I also heard some cān get the Nikon scope package which is even better from what I've read!

My Savage was also bore sighted at the Factory....it was much easier and quicker to sight it in also!I've seen the package scopes on the Remington Rifles and they were awful,poor quality and tough to sight thru!

OLDBOB 02-10-2013 01:12 PM

I too have a Savage Axis with the Bushnell scope as part of a package in 243 and I couldn't be happier. I don't think that Savage would put a scope on their guns that would make them look bad because a customer was not satisfied. I don't think that there is any way that you can buy that gun and any scope for the price that you paid.
Enjoy it, and when you have some loose money in your pocket you can upgrade.
I'll bet that most people don't.

BB Outdoors 02-12-2013 06:03 PM

i also have a Savage Axis package deal with the Bushnell scope in 22-250. great gun and a good scope for the money.

Colorado Luckydog 02-12-2013 07:00 PM

I bought a Savage package 30.06 years ago. I killed several elk with it. One year when I was doing my last sight in, I couldn't hit crap. We decided the scope was bad. I was in Meeker, Colorado. I had to pay $400 dollars for a $300 dollar scope.

All in all, I was very happy with the gun and the results from it.

If I was going to buy a Savage package deal again, I would put the scope on a 22 and sell the rings.

CouesChaser 02-12-2013 07:55 PM

I bought a Savage 111FXP3 in .308 at Walmart last year for under $400 OTD and replaced the scope but it appeared to be a bushnell. The scope is fine and I am sure it would do the job for most hunting. The gun is something else. I like my brownings and weatherbies, but for the price Savage is king. Love the acu-trigger, and recently I got my best group (with this gun) out of it- just a smidge over .6" at 100 yards with a handload. I am no perfect shot and it is a sporter barrel, but with the right shooter and load I'm sure 1/2 MOA can be achieved.

HDMontana 02-14-2013 07:21 AM

I got one factory direct for my son right before Christmas. I work part time at a sporting goods store so I was able to do a pro form for the gun. Yes it comes with a 3x9 Bushnell but sometimes these scopes will fool you. They are not the quality of others but I had one like it on another savage 7mm and shot deer out to 300 yards with it over the course of a few years. I did step up to a higher power scope and my wife now has the 3x9 on the .270 she got for Christmas. HD.


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