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Old 06-15-2009, 07:34 PM
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I am thinking about getting a used Savage 110 in 270 cal, is this a good rifle, a friend suggested a Rem 700..any input is greatly appreciated. I am leaning towards the Savage due to the lower cost/good reviews on other forums..It will be for the range at first and hopefully hunting in the future..thx

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Rem 700 in 308. more ammo available, more kick butt power. ( of course mine is in 06 but 308 will do).
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I use to have a Savage 110 G in 7MM with a Bushnell scope, it was good until 3-4 shots then the Barrel would heat up and the bullets would float every which way. I now have a Remington 700 BDL with a Leupold 3X9 scope in 270, it is far more accurate for me and has not floated the bullets after 8 shots I would recommend the Remington 700 BDL in 270 over a Savage 110, from my own experiences.
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Rem 700 in 308. more ammo available, more kick butt power. ( of course mine is in 06 but 308 will do).
The .270 will be a quicker and flatter shot than the .308 or 30/06 ... and with less recoil.

I'd go with the Remington over the Savage.

The Rem BDL will have more engraving and a nicer stock ...

... but the ADL is the same rifle (and you won't be so mad at yourself for dinging it up.)
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The remington 700 .270 as ex hunter said is faster, and flatter and has plenty of killing power. Put the bullet where it needs to be and dead is dead/
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I am thinking about getting a used Savage 110 in 270 cal, is this a good rifle, a friend suggested a Rem 700..any input is greatly appreciated. I am leaning towards the Savage due to the lower cost/good reviews on other forums..It will be for the range at first and hopefully hunting in the future..thx
Go with the Savage and never look back. Chances are great it will be more accurate than a new Remington. Unfortunately Remmys aren't what they used to be and I wouldn't have a newer one.

Savages customer service is excellent and the Savage platform is very user friendly and much more versatile than a Remmy.
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Rem 700 in 308.
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I always vote for Savage over almost anything.Newer Remingtons 700's are fine because they are finaly paying attention to accuracy and price,you don't have to pay almost twice the price and then add on several hundred dollars to a gunsmith to come up with Savage out of the box accuracy anymore.Remington was always a better looking and smoother operating rifle but now they can shoot with the cheap stuff (: about time.Rugers 77's can also be very good and a nice looking,smooth actioned rifle.Most are accurate but not all.Don't over look the newer Mossberg and Marlin,good prices and should run with the Savage and newer Remingtons as far as accuracy.
Look at ammo availability in your area before you decide on caliber.270 is a great round but so is a 308 or 30-06 and several others.Check prices on whats in stock for ammo and what you have to pay if your local shops have to order for you.You may find that a 30 caliber is a better option and if you can shoot you may not need the flat shooting 270.I own a 270 because I just had to have one and it's a great round but I always seem to grab the 06 for hunting.

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I've been thinking about this, too, simply because everywhere I go I find .270 ammo. I don't know if it's just a local thing, but I see a lot of shelves that are mostly bare, except for .270.

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If you guys don't already, you need to reload. A 30-06, 270, and 25-06 are all the exact same casing, the difference being the neck size. I can and have taken 30-06 casings and run them through a 270 or 25-06 die to make brass for that caliber.

I don't shop for ammo, I shop for components and roll my own.
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If you guys don't already, you need to reload. A 30-06, 270, and 25-06 are all the exact same casing, the difference being the neck size. I can and have taken 30-06 casings and run them through a 270 or 25-06 die to make brass for that caliber.

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Well said and I agree 100%. I'm a .308 man myself with a Savage 10FP that is a dead-eye-**** all the time.
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I have an old mid-late '70s M700 in .270 that I really love. However, having handled and shot the new ones, I'd go with the Savage.
The .270 is a good pick as a cartridge, BTW. I love it, too. The only thing that is possibly better is it's parent, the .30-06, as an all-around do-it-all cartridge.
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308 win, 270 win, 30-06, even 25-06 are all fine calibers. I have Remingtons, Rugers, Savage, and several sporterized large ring mauser and all shoot well if built with a good barrel and if bedded correctly.

If your rifle strings it's impact after the barrel heats up it is typically the bedding not the action.

The new acutrigger savage has is a good unit. Many of the older savage triggers are pretty rough as are most other brands. Replacing the trigger on a new bolt gun is unfortunately part of the game these days.

I miss the old Winchesters, Remingtons, and Rugers that came with fully adjustable triggers 20 - 30 years ago.
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My local Bass Pro Shop has Marlin .270s on sale for $299.99.

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savage 270!!! remove any wood from the stock that is touching the barrel, and most shoot 1-2 inch groups at 100 yds... 95 grain to 150 grain bullet loads are versatile enough for any thing i will ever get to shoot. out of aprox 20 dear taken with this rifle only 2 did not drop on the spot one was all hyped up from being chased by yotes the other was at 420yds both of them only went three jumps befor falling.
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You should maybe consider a new Stevens 200, basically the same rifle as the Savage but cheap, 360.00 including taxes. They make them in .270, .308 and many other calibers. It does lack a removable magazine or a hinged floor plate, which is the only thing I don't like, but it's got a free-floating barrel.
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In my experience, most rifles in 270 win will shoot 1-1.25 inch groups right out of the box with good factory ammo. Reloads are even better. This is one of the most appealing characteristics about this caliber, while few 270s will shoot a .5 inch group, most will shoot a sub 1.5.
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