Savage 110

bikerbill

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Apr 1, 2008
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Let me start by saying I know NOTHING about rifles ... always been a handgun guy ... but the wife!!! has been saying we should get a rifle, just in case everything falls apart and we have to start shooting the neighborhood deer to survive ... lo and behold, I get a flyer today from Cabela's offering a Savage 110 bolt action, with a Pine Ridge scope, in "various calibers," for $500 ... is this a decent deal? what caliber should I be looking for? 30-06? something else?
 

Reverendbiker

Member
Nov 14, 2008
172
18
Central Texas
I bought a Savage 110 (in 30-06) with an inexpensive scope and planned to use it to drag around my ranch as a varmint/utility gun. I didn't expect much from it, but have been amazed at its accuracy. These rifles have a well-deserved reputation (they've been around over 50 years)as being tack-drivers right out of the box. The Accutrigger system is just about the best trigger available on a stock rifle. Mine has been rugged and 100% reliable.
 

Bullseye Shooter

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Apr 28, 2008
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Texas Panhandle
Savage makes an excellent rifle for an inexpensive price. I have a left hand 110 in .243 Winchester that I bought used in 1968. It will still keep groups under an inch at 100 yards and has killed a lot of deer and one Texas hog. The American Rifleman had an article on the Model 110 50 year anniversary a few months ago. One of the interesting things, was that the model number was dictated by the price at that time, $109.98 or thereabouts, which was a departure since most manufacturers used the year of first release to number their models, e.g. 1899 for their lever action, which was shortened to Model 99 some time after.
 

Posit

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Oct 13, 2008
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Should be an accurate rifle... can't express any appreciation for the scope, but the combo is not a bad price... although I would price the rifle and a better scope separately, see if I could get better glass.
 

Charley

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Aug 7, 2008
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San Antonio
The 110s are excellent rifles. One plus for the SHTF scenarios is the 110 series can esily be rebarrled to differnt calibers with minimum equipment. One reciever and a maybe three barrels would handle anything you might want to shoot.
 

Old Man of the Mountain

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I would say that is a decent price.

Around here .308 is easier to find and costs less than .30-06.

As far as performance, the .30-06 is only just slightly more powerful, but the .308 has a reputation for being more accurate. I am not convinced that it really is more accurate, but lots of folks say that it is.

Any way, my .308 semi auto AR-10 will shoot half inch groups for me at a hundred yards, and that Savage might do a little better.

P.S. On Shooting USA they announced that a new improved Savage rifle should be on the market this year.
 

Stick

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Jun 7, 2009
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Let me start by saying I know NOTHING about rifles ... always been a handgun guy ... but the wife!!! has been saying we should get a rifle, just in case everything falls apart and we have to start shooting the neighborhood deer to survive ... lo and behold, I get a flyer today from Cabela's offering a Savage 110 bolt action, with a Pine Ridge scope, in "various calibers," for $500 ... is this a decent deal? what caliber should I be looking for? 30-06? something else?
I just shot my son's new 110 in 7mm Remmag today for the first time. After a few choices of ammo, I found the one his 110 was craving. Some Win BST's in 140 grain gave me 4 shots inside a quarter at 100 yards. That accutrigger is nothing to sneeze at!! I love it.
 

dee

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Nov 22, 2008
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Red River Way
I just shot my son's new 110 in 7mm Remmag today for the first time. After a few choices of ammo, I found the one his 110 was craving. Some Win BST's in 140 grain gave me 4 shots inside a quarter at 100 yards. That accutrigger is nothing to sneeze at!! I love it.
I've heard of alot of custom rifles being built around a savage action with the accutrigger system.
 

Flight954

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Apr 21, 2008
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Cypress, TX
Around here .308 is easier to find and costs less than .30-06.
+1 I have a Savage 10FP Law Enforcement 24" heavy barrel in .308.
You won't be disappointed w/ the .308, it's an accurate tack driving round. That's a good priced combo for a great rifle, that is if it has the accu-trigger.
 

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