GUN rem 700 or savage

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  1. theronald

    theronald New Member

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    what are the pros and cons? is the savage as durable as the rem?does the savage have the same bolt design as the rem? from pictures it looks like it has more pieces to it.does it have the same extractor design?Im looking for a out of the box accurate 308 bolt gun that i dont have to put money into.also is the tikka a good rifle?
     
  2. sprite

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    If you want something good to go out of the box, I'd go Savage. If you want a good base for a custom build I'd go Remington.

    On the higher end models both have great stocks & both have great barrels.

    The 700 has a better action & way more aftermarket support.

    The Savage has IMO a much better factory trigger (Accutrigger), and a floating bolt head, both which contributes to the "out of the box" accuracy.

    I have a Savage so I may be biased.
     
  3. Want2race

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    I bought the remington. It was the best "out the box" package I could find. The 5R barrel by Mike Rock is used in the M24 and M40 sniper rifles for the Marine Corp and Army.

    The reality is I cant shoot as well as the rifle can.. I doubt most people can. The result is I have a fucking expensive barrel thats being wasted because I suck at shooting.

    My advice. Buy a remington, something with a good stock and good action. Shoot the barrel out of it and then upgrade it to a quality barrel. Thats going to give you several thousand rounds of practice before you can get truely get the benefit of the gun.

    Yes.. I love my remington but honestly I didnt look at the savage
     
  4. reman

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    I think Remington makes their own 5R barrels. Also the M40 uses Schneider 5R barrels, not Remington.
     
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    timmay556 Jibilar

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    In for answers.
     
  6. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    :werd:

    It's not the same barrel, it just uses the same 5R rifling pattern, and they're made by Remington themselves, not Mike Rock.
     
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    Thats funny. Call Mike Rock @ http://www.rockcreekbarrels.com/ and ask him.

    I called and talked to him about breaking it in and he said he sells to OEM buyers.

    I have heard some barrels come from Schneiler as well. Snipershide.com discusses the various points rather frequently
     
  8. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Remingtons 5R barrels are done in-house :hsugh: He doesn't even sell OEMs in .30
     
  9. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    No, Remington made them themselves, I'm sure he was just obliging you because he's a nice guy. He made the originals for the Remington M24 Sniper system, but not anymore.

    And it's Schneider.
     
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