Why Not Savage?

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by Horseshoe108, Aug 25, 2019.

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  1. SavageMark

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    50 round group at 300 yards ?????
     
  2. misfire

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    I wonder if Randy Wise knew how bad Savage rifles were before he set that ELR record
     
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  3. Raythemanroe

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    You guys understand that the thread is "Why not a Salvage"? Yet if someone doesn't stroke your egos you jump on them. This is why I love busting on Salvage nuts. Just so you know, the pictured targets are real. That's probably hard to believe for you guys I get it.. The thread title should probably be changed to "Please stroke my ego".

    Ray
     
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    Dog Poop.jpg
     
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  5. SPJ

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    You can stroke your own whatever.
    It’s only ok to bust on something you have owned or have experienced $$
    Cherry picking a single LG target doesn’t mean that much what does is season agg
    Jim
     
  6. Patton243

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    I wont buy a center fire Savage again for the simple fact they're a pain in the ass to sell. Had to break down a 300 WSM to sell it and took a huge loss in the process of what I put into it. Not to mention the extractors are weak too IMO garbage design. Stick with an R-700 or a custom action. The accu trigger is overrated too.
     
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  7. urbanrifleman

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    Wow. You just keep doubling down on your unbelievably offensive posts. First you insulted the equipment, which is your opinion I suppose, and now you insult the people themselves.

    Of course, all anonymously. On the Internet. Like a true coward.

    Just so we are clear, the discussion was a really good one before this troll showed up. And yes I am calling him out as a troll. I'm probably the one who will be repromanded. I can't stand these people.

    Btw, I don't have any Savages any more except that one. I really have no interest in the trigger. Once you go Jewell you never want to go back.
     
  8. Larryh128

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    I sold one only because I could make some $ on it and promptly bought another one at a good deal. Look up or youtube Team Savage. The seem to do OK shooting Savage rifles.
     
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    My Savage target experience with Rifle Basics was a dangerous mess. Instead of decocking, like the Accutrigger does if set too light, the gun WENT OFF.

    Time after time, adjustment after adjustment below 9 oz., the Rifle Basics trigger caused it to FIRE when even gently closing the bolt. After much time, adjustment, gunsmith consultation etc,. it physically was thrown in the garbage can.
     
  10. urbanrifleman

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    Savage is one of the most copied systems in existence. While the custom action snobs malign the barrel nut it has become a near standard in the industry for new designs. Not to mention the floating bolt head.

    If savage would have adopted a standard trigger hanger I would still be shooting them.

    The truth is that all these bolt guns are just well made Mausers. A 150 year old design. Nothing really original at all about even the custom actions, they just have better tolerances.

    When you look at the guts of the Tubb Adaptive Rifle all these bolt guns look like toys by comparison.
     
  11. urbanrifleman

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    Why I left the Savage. Pretty much exactly.
     
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  12. Horseshoe108

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    Overall I think I've got the feedback I was looking for. A couple new points and some confirmation on old ones.
     
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  13. Lefty Trigger

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    I have lost a ton of money on Savage rifles but I'm not in this for the money, hell we all loose money every time we pull the trigger. I'm shooting to keep my sanity, my time alone at the range is "me time" and I don't really care what I'm shooting but I keep buying Savage because for me they are easy to modify without a gunsmith and a lathe. Few tools and a new barrel and "BAM" I have a new rifle, have yet to wear out an action. Could I be competitive against custom stuff, sure if the guy owning the custom is no better shooter than me. When it stops being fun I'm out!...
     
  14. urbanrifleman

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    I think a lot of people get into Savage for the NO GUNSMITH option. I personally think most people would never notice a difference. Now we have the Remage system and people can build their own Remingtons that will shoot pretty darn salty. Now you can even get the Bat from NSS that is out of the box prefit compatible. I know my Carddock prefits will shoot with my smith chambered barrels on the same action.

    Shoooot... Now even Kreiger and Bartlein are offering Savage prefit barrels.
     
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  15. SavageMark

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    Guess I won’t be trying any Jewels ! I’ve got 3 Accutriggers and all work great . I shoot free recoil with them . Don’t know if I would want them any lighter . Im guessing they are around a pound pull .
     
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    I remember when Jewel tried to make trigger for a savage, and gave up. Tolerance was too generous to put a good trigger in one..... jim
     
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    You can't shoot free recoil at that weight, unless you have your shoulder against it and the ears super tight on the front rest..... jim
     
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  18. urbanrifleman

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    True.

    My Sav 2 is 6 oz and feels like pulling a train with a chain compared to a Jewel. No offense to the Sav 2, it would be awesome to just about anyone except me. Great for a hard hold tacticool shooter, hunting or varmints.
     
  19. SavageMark

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    No shoulder and yes tight front bag . It works very well .
     
  20. pirate ammo

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    All that so called JUNK yall are talking about just send it to me, I'll put the money in my school supply fund for next year. As much as everyone's trashing stuff here I won't
    have to do anything else.
     
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