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Old 02-19-2011, 05:55 PM
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I bought a Savage model 10 scout before the Ruger came out, (I have one of those in layaway too, just waiting). In the meantime I was shooting the Savage without a scope, and was very happy with the open sight results. Even with my bad eyes it still managed 1-2 inch 100 yard groups with the ghost ring sights.

My scope came back from Nikon, (great customer service from them, by the way) I got the Nikon Monarch EER scope mounted and weather permitted me to take it out and do some more shooting and I thought I would post my results. All groups fired at 100 yards, and four shot groups.

Overall I am very pleased with the size and weight (8lbs with scope and loaded) as well as the accuracy. These rifles have 20 inch barrels, with the accu-stock, accu-trigger, and the most amazing recoil pad I have ever felt.

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175 gn Handload Sierra matchking






The savage did not like factory loaded winchester 180gn powerpoints!!!


My handload Nosler CCT HPBT


Same load as above the small group is a cold barrel and the larger group is with a hot barrel


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Good deal man. I have a savage 10fp in a choate machine and tool stock. With a pet load I can shoot .78 moa. Group. Savage is good stuff for the money.
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Awesome review and great shooting. The Savage Scout looks to be a real winner. Right now I am looking at the Savage 10 precision carbine and the Remington 700 SPS Tactical in .308 for an all around bolt aciton. I have to admit though, the FCM Scout looks to be a very practical setup and I am tempted to just get one of those. Nice choice.
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The tendency most of us have is to load the heaviest bullet thinking this will give the best terminal ballistics. I have found that not to be the case. In 30-06 my best accuracy came with 155 gr and 168 gr Match kings. In 6.5, 140 gr Game Kings ruled. For your 308, try your loads with 135gr; 150gr and 155gr MK's. I believe you will get better groups and be far more pleased with the performance; and best yet ...... your intended target (200-500 lbs) won't even know the difference.
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I think this is gonna be my next rifle. Any updates or range reports?
(wanna sell it to me?) LoL
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Is it to late to cancel the lay away on the Ruger Scout? I've not heard very much thats praiseworthy of them?

I would keep the Savage, looks great, and like McNasty, I think this will be my next choice. How much are they now?
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I have the savage and the ruger scout and all I can say is they are both very good rifles.
The savage continues to impress me, accuracy is incredible! Last month I had it out and managed a 1 inch 3 shot group at 200 yards with my hand loads, Impressed the crap out of me. When I got mine it was 650 it has the accutrigger, accustock and their new recoil pad. I was money well spent in my opinion.

Over at perfect union I listed a comparison between the two rifles with some pictures, and overall I prefer the Savage for a hunting rifle. It weighs less, has a longer barrel, and the action feels better with a larger bolt handle.
The downside is the ghost ring sights do not feel very sturdy, they work well though, and it only holds four rounds.

I do not mean to take anything away from the Ruger GSR mine is incredible and one of my favorites that goes with me to the range everytime.
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