Savage 110 Tactical 25-06... should I buy?

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  1. jmkasza

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    I came across what I think is a very good deal ($300) on a pre-owned Savage 110 Tactical in 25-06. I've wanted a 25-06 since the first time I shot one twenty years ago and this might be the time. I'm having a hard time finding much info on this rifle in particular, so I am hoping to tap into the wealth of knowledge here on this particular Savage.

    What I know: Model 110 Tactical, 24" heavy barrel contour, blind magazine, synthetic stock. No round count, but shows virtually no wear and bore looks excellent to the naked eye. Date of manufacture = Nov. 1st, 1995 through the end of 2002 (pre AccuTrigger)

    What I don't know: Twist rate (1:10?) and specific model. Is it a 110-FP? Are they any specific drawbacks to this rifle?

    For $300 I'm inclined to go for it unless there are some reason not to. If it shoots poorly I'd assume there are no hangups finding a new trigger, re-barrel, etc. I would be using it for hunting/varmints.

    Any info is appreciated, thank you.
     
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  2. std7mag

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    I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

    It is probably an early FV, or FT. (Cabelas or Dicks)

    According to Savage.
    F= synthetic stock
    P= Police

    I don't know that they made any P models in 25-06.
    To my knowledge the P was only available in 308 and 223.

    And my wife's 110FP in 223 just has me scratching my head. 223 in a long action???
     
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  3. Adam in WI

    Adam in WI Silver $$ Contributor

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    I'd stay away from it.






    Where was that for sale exactly?
     
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  4. jmkasza

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    Thank you, that helps. Serial number starts with F, but no P.
     
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  5. Bill K

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    I would buy it and enjoy.
     
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  6. lb-ft

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    Only drawback is the 24” barrel. 28” would get you max practical velocity.

    I’d jump all over it for $300.
     
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  7. Lesloan

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    Would I pay $300 for a rifle in a caliber I've wanted for 20 years? Damn betcha! IME, Savages are one of the best when it comes to bang for the buck.
     
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  8. stacy

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    I'LL TAKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!:D I HAVE ONE IN 223 1/9 110 SAVAGE TACTICAL 24'' AND SHE DOES PRETTY DARN WELL FOR WHAT SHE IS THATS A GOOD DEAL I WOULDN'T TAKE $500 FOR MINE
     
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  9. gman47564

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    buy it... you cant buy the action for that... if it doesn't shoot good screw a quality pipe on it and enjoy...
     
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  10. Nature Boy

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    No way to go wrong for $300 bones
     
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  11. josebd

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    I have a 110 storm .223 it's a short action with 4.40 action screw spacing
     
  12. std7mag

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    Traditionally the Savage model 10 was their short (308) action with standard (0.470") bolt face.
    Model 11 was short action with magnum (0.532") bolt face. This is also the "large ring" Savage.
    Model 12 was their target model.
    Model 110 was standard face, long action.
    Model 111 was magnum face, long action.

    This seems to have possably change with the new Storm mmodels.
     
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  13. JEFFPPC

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    I think I would think twice. You did not indicate what you will use it for. First concern I would not buy a used 2506 with out seeing throat and barrel with a borescope. If your using it for any reason that requires shooting multiple rounds the are not a smooth action, sorta the opposite. Third, trigger. If you want a good triiger, not goib to happen. I have had multiple savages and yez the were reasonably accurate, but then again so are a lot of other rifle today that cos less, havr better triggers, and much smoothemr actions. The biggest thing I give Savage credit for is making orgers step up their accuracy. The othes have and with better triggers and smoother actions left Savage in the dust, often at a better ptice point.as to saying you can always rebarrel it, mediocre trigger, rough action, now yoy want to add the price to get a quality barrel ? Measure twice cut once. Give it some thought.
     
  14. Baddog0302

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    YES , just be advised it could be a "slippery slop" , trigger $$, new barrel $$$, new stock $$$ , BUT if it wasn't fun,we wouldn't be here :D
     
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  15. Bill Norris

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    Could be a fun project but there is a quicker less costly approach to getting u in a 25-06 that will shoot good. IMHO.
     
  16. gman47564

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    To the op.. buy it.. if you dont like it list it on here for 500 dollars and it will be gone the first day.. to some if it isn't the best money can buy it isn't any good..
     
  17. jmkasza

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    Spot on. For the price I don't think I can go wrong and so far no glaring issues with this model have been mentioned.
     
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  18. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    Simply use a barrel stretcher.
     
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  19. Adam in WI

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    I had an 11 XP in 6.5 creed. It was always my impression the 10/110 were better sub models and the 11/111 were cheaper and lacked the refinements of the 10/110 (plastic mag bottoms and molded in stock "bottom metal")
     
  20. jmkasza

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    I would use it for deer hunting and varmints.

    I do not have access to a bore scope.

    My experience with Savages is minimal, especially compared with others here, but yes the action is not silky smooth. A little clunky would be a fitting description I guess. Volume of fire would probably be low and relatively slow, so maybe not as much of a concern?

    Good points mentioned thank you. My ideal scenario for this purchase is no work needed, put a decent scope on it and go. If its doesn't work out that way it sure seems like I've have no trouble re-selling it.
     
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