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View Poll Results: Remington 700 -vs- Savage Model 10
Savage Model 10 32 65.31%
Remington 700 16 32.65%
Hi-Point with laser, dot sight, and AirSoft accessories 1 2.04%
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:27 PM
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I'm always advising people on here, "you need a bolt-action .308!", yet still don't have one myself.. So this afternoon i went down to the local fun shop and found a barely used Remington 700 .308 with what appears to be a RealTree camo stock and a heavy "varmint" barrel for $450, and a Savage Model 10 with the same heavy contour barrel and unknown brand 3~10X50 scope for $500.



Here's the Remington 700:

sorry for the low quality cell phone pic

The Savage has a black synthetic stock and is lightly used. It doesn't have the Accu-Trigger..

Both are in like-new condition; the Remington doesn't even look like it's been shot. Which one should i get?
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I have a Savage model 10fcm, and it is one accurate rifle, I have heard a lot of good things about their rifles, and my experience goes along with that. I would get one with the accutrigger and accustock though. Heard of some issues with their old synthetic stock and durability, the accustock fixed that problem.

Don't know much about the Remington probably would be a good rifle as well. I'm biased however toward Savage.
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Without the Savage Accu Trigger, I would choose the Remington.

As an aside I'm begining my search for a new bolt gun, but I want iron sights as a back up. Not to many makers offer factory irons anymore. I plan on scoping it just want irons too.

Have fun deciding.
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I shot my friend's pre-accu-trigger Savage .30-06 (kicks like a cannon), and it's a tack-driver. I'm sure the Remington is too, but the 26" heavy contour barrel is excessively heavy and long. I think a light contour 20" barrel would better suit my needs.

I agree with Palma about having fixed sights in addition to optics.

The Savage 10FCM scout rifle seems to suit my needs the best
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I have a Savage Model 10FP in .308, and it drives nails. It kicks worse than a Mosin-Nagant, though. There is something in the way that Savage attaches the barrels to the receivers in the mod. 10's that makes them some of the most accurate rifles money can buy.
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I'm always advising people on here, "you need a bolt-action .308!", yet still don't have one myself.. So this afternoon i went down to the local fun shop and found a barely used Remington 700 .308 with what appears to be a RealTree camo stock and a heavy "varmint" barrel for $450, and a Savage Model 10 with the same heavy contour barrel and unknown brand 3~10X50 scope for $500.
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Both are in like-new condition; the Remington doesn't even look like it's been shot. Which one should i get?
Sell a kidney and buy both.
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I have 3 savage rifles
2 of them are stevens 200's in 308. Both will put 3 shots threw one hole at 150 yards useing federal 150 grain ammo
My other savage is a model 10 preditor hunter in 223, also an outstanding shooter but very heavy.

All 3 are keepers.

If given the choice between savage or remington .....Id buy another savage anyday.
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Savage 10 has aot better bang for the buck... Get an LE model, free float the barrel... Piller and glass bed the action. The trigger is fairly good, trigger job may suit your taste better... Also a new aftermarket stock may also suit your taste... Top it with some good optics Zeiss, Leupold, SSFA, whatever... All very good scopes... Regardless, that'd make a good rifle to reach out and touch someone and still be cheaper than a Remington. Likewise, Remington quality control has been going down hill big time lately. So I'd opt for the Savage.
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I'd hate to have to pick one.

I shoot the Remmy 700P in .308 and my best shooting buddy has has the Savage "equivalent" (his has a 2" shorter barrel and the accu-trigger). Both wearing exactly the same glass.

I like the trigger on his rifle better.

But both rifles shooting the same match grade ammo will bust 3.5" clay pigeons at 500 yards all day long. Reliably. Predictably.
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You can DIY with a Savage action...not so much with a Remington unless you have some expensive tools.

I'm not bashing on Remingtons since they are the standard for bolt actions, but the Savage is more user friendly for those that want to learn how to do things with their rifles and save a lot of money.

Even if that Savage doesn't have the accu trigger, you can always replace it with an SSS or Rifle Basix or Timney trigger.

To rebarrel a Remington, it's going to cost you more and probably a lot of down time if you use a good gunsmith to do the work. With the Savage, you buy some tools basic tools and you can swap your barrels yourself in under 15 minutes.
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I've got my eye on a Weaver scope on sale at sportsmansguide.com (opinions?), and found a deal on a Stevens 200 for $300. Everything i read about the Stevens 200 is positive, and is a great starting point for a bolt rifle. $300!!

Care to share your thoughts about the Stevens 200 or Weaver adjustable power scope?
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I've got my eye on a Weaver scope on sale at sportsmansguide.com (opinions?), and found a deal on a Stevens 200 for $300. Everything i read about the Stevens 200 is positive, and is a great starting point for a bolt rifle. $300!!

Care to share your thoughts about the Stevens 200 or Weaver adjustable power scope?
Stevens what ive heard is a good gun looking at one myself in 308. Their up gradeable to so if later you want a bbl you can swop them out. Also the weaver is a good scope ive had a 1x3 ive swopped out from black powder to 22s to my AR To now my AK. Good scopes.
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To my knowledge, none of the current models from either company have iron sights, which ain't real conducive to "survivalist" gun for me.

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To my knowledge, none of the current models from either company have iron sights, which ain't real conducive to "survivalist" gun for me.

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Very few "hunting" based rifles have Iron Sights anymore, the market just cannot suport it. The only area of the hunting world that you'd need Iron sights would be the African game market where the longest shot is going to be 100 or so yards in the bush. Cape Buffalo, Elephants, Lions, etc...

Because Remington and Savage dont offer any rifles in the minimum hunting caliber for most African nations (.375 Holland and Holland), there is little to no room to justify it
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Is there another gun out on the market that has more accessories available for it allowing you the user to customize it any way you see fit to meet your needs, than the Remington 700? Maybe the 1911 or AR-15 but thats about it! Granted there are a lot of accessories out there for the Savage but lets face it, if they dont make it for a Remington 700, then they probably dont make it yet. When they do chances are it will come out in a Remington 700 first.

Ill admit the ability to change out the barrels easier on the Savage is nice but how often do you need to change out the barrel on a rifle? I have a 31 year old Remington 700 in 7mm Mag thats had more rounds through it than many Ruger 10/22's and I have only replaced the barrel twice!
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go with the Savage, better gun better deal
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I've got my eye on a Weaver scope on sale at sportsmansguide.com (opinions?), and found a deal on a Stevens 200 for $300. Everything i read about the Stevens 200 is positive, and is a great starting point for a bolt rifle. $300!!

Care to share your thoughts about the Stevens 200 or Weaver adjustable power scope?
I have a Stevens 200. It is my go-to do everything rifle. I used acra-glass gel to bed the stock, adjusted the trigger down to about 2.5lbs, and gave the stock a camo paint job. Put a 4.5-14x42 Burris on it. It started out as a 25-06, that is the caliber I hunt deer with the most. But I also have 4 other barrels - 22-250, 308, 30-06, & 7mmRemMag.

My son has that 3-9 Weaver scope, so far so good. Not quite as good optically as their 'Classic' series scopes. We hunted hard last year in a lot of bad weather here in Maine and there are no issues. It is on a 30-06.

You could do a lot worse for $100.
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I just got a Stevens 200 in 308 for my 19th birthday.
Because of summer course and a looking for a new range I haven't been able to try it out yet(its killing me)

It has a plastic camo stock on it right now that I want to swap out and that's about all I'm going do to this one.

If this one works out I'm gonna look into getting another one and have iron sites installed on and with some other modifications.
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Fit, finish, and weight of the Savage is far superior IMO. Bolt feels better, stock and foregrip feel better... Accutrigger and accustock are excellent factory accessories...

Either way you go, I recommend getting a bull barrel. Worth the extra bucks.
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I shoot a Savage model 110FP, sorry for the quality of the pic.http://www.survivalistboards.com/pic...ictureid=13677
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