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Old 02-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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Just plinked down the bread for a savage 11/111 Hog Hunter in .308

I had a Saiga 308 but then the clutch went out on my car, so needed funds. Since then I've done some thinking and came to the sudden realization that I don't have a single bolt action rifle in my stable! (well, a sudden realization to Mrs. Txsurvivor). I'm excited about it. I wanted iron sights, it has them. I wanted a 20" bbl. It has it. Needless to say I'm stoked! Accutrigger and free float threaded barrel too!

Here it is:
http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/11HOGHUNTER
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Looks like a sweet rifle

What is at the end of the barrel?
Old 02-21-2012, 01:18 PM
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Thread guard. The barrel comes threaded. I'm already contemplating cans...
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And where is the hog caliber 9,3x62?
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Nice rifle, I have the Savage 12FVSS in .308. I have yet to find a rifle at the range that will outshoot it. Good luck with the new gun.

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I've been looking at these. I want a 338 win mag.
Old 02-21-2012, 06:46 PM
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I really want that rifle. I'm hoping they come out with that model in 30-06.
Old 02-22-2012, 06:47 PM
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That's got scout rifle writen all over it.
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Man, I like it. Future purchase for me haha.
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Yeah. I decided that not having a bolt action was stupid. I still had plenty of .308 lying around after selling the saiga. I WAS saving up for another saiga 308, but I think having a bolt action makes better use of the round (not from personal experience admittedly). Now I have all my firearm bases covered. Bolt, Semi-auto .223, 2x's 9mm and my Saiga 12. I think a pump action 12 guage is in the works after this, followed by another semi-auto .223.

One is none, two is one.
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Well, in honor of Texas Independence Day I went and picked up my Hog Hunter. After a couple hours handling her at the house I can't wait to get this baby to the range! She'd a stout, handy little rifle! I'm betting she shoots like a dream!
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What reasonably priced muzzle brakes are available for that rifle?
Old 03-03-2012, 05:28 PM
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I haven't done any measurements yet. I'm hoping an FSC 30 works (around $90). I might just go with a simple Vltor birdcage FH (around $50). It's perfectly legal to hunt hog at night in Texas so the straight ahead flash hider might be best. I'm going to keep it stock until after I fire it. I will be saving my pennies for a can though!
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What reasonably priced muzzle brakes are available for that rifle?
I recommend picking out what suppressor you'd like to use on it, and going ahead and adding on the corresponding quick-attach muzzle device.
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I recommend picking out what suppressor you'd like to use on it, and going ahead and adding on the corresponding quick-attach muzzle device.
Not a bad idea. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:52 PM
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Looks like that would make a very nice rifle. Do you plan to add a scope? I would be interested in how it does at the range.
Old 03-04-2012, 02:32 AM
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Yes. I plan on adding a scope...eventually. Where I usually hunt (buddy's property) there are really no good shots over 200 yards. Soooo, I plan on practicing those iron sights a lot while I save up for some good glass. I figure hogs are good year 'round, and no reason I can't make a kill shot with irons under 200 yards. I'll run her that way until deer season, by which time I should have enough saved for good quality scope base and glass to put on her. If I can kill with irons, I can kill with glass.
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I am glad you like your gun. I hate mine. I am new here but I have been hunting and shooting for 19 years

I per-ordered this gun with out seeing it in person. I guess that was my first mistake. I relied on my experience I have with my 93 in 17 hmr. Which is my most favorite small caliber gun. I did not have the same experience with the hog hunter.

When I got the box in my hand I was so excited, I per-ordered this gun about 6 weeks ago. It came in earlier than I expected. My first let down was that my gun was just in the box without any plastic sleeve like many of my other new guns have come with. I noticed that the receiver had made contact with the box and rubbed the matte finish off. Then I noticed that the bolt head was rusted. I cleaned it a little, then I stopped. Realizing that I should be cleaning the rust off a new gun. Then the worst of the worst. The stock, It is a much lighter color than what is shown on the website. Not only that. The injection molding marks are horrible. I have many guns with syn stocks. If the time is taken, you have a great stock, This stock has sloppy injection molding marks all over it. It looks like a cheap Chinese toy. Not only that. The stock is crooked,....I know they will not be perfect. This can't be normal. This is so far off,....I just don't have words..... I am so disappointed. I had pre ordered a base, rings, a nice Nikon 3x9x50 and I am even having JP make a custom break for this gun because I got it in 338.....I'm at a loss for words. Is this typical for Savage?






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I would not think so.

Contact Savage, paste a link to this thread in the message and tell them that you are not pleased. A rifle in that condition would not have made it out of the gun shop if I were looking at it.
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I ordered the gun from a shop out of state, no one locally could get it for me. So I was unable to inspect it until it was in my hands at my FFL.
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