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Old 11-28-2004, 07:07 AM   #1
 
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Is my Savage bolt action a good choice?

I am an M1A shooter mostly. I love shooting it but wanted a bolt action rifle in .308 also. I bought a nice scope for my M1A but don't like shooting it that way. I want to put this scope on a bolt gun. I am going with the Savage 10 FLP. It is the left-hand version of a rifle in their Law Enforcement tactical series. I don't hunt anymore but I could quite well with this rifle. I mostly target shoot for fun. I am not a competitive shooter by any means. A friend who is a dealer is ordering this rifle and saving me a lot of money. I think this rifle will compliment my M1A quite well. I know I will have to use different loads to get the best accuracy with both rifles but I can use the same dies. I am excited about getting this rifle. What do the rest of you think about my choice?
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Old 11-28-2004, 09:15 AM   #2
 
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Savage rifles are usually very good(accurate) shooters. Not always the fancy/pretty guns. But good(dare say great) shooters.
And --No I do not own one . I am partial to old style Rugers. But I have seen so many good shooting savage guns and they seem to come out on top in different tests for gun mags for out of the box guns. Plus they are priced right.
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:19 AM   #3
 
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The 10FLP is a good choice. There are many others you can go with as well.

Look here:
http://savageshooters.proboards22.com/
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:50 AM   #4
 
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Hi Jeff,

Several years ago, I purchased the Savage 110 FP (Police Tactical) and I really like it. It is a very accurate rifle for the money. Using Federal Match Grade ammo, I was able to keep most of my shots in the X and 10 ring at 600 yards (Prone). I'm not saying that I'm a great marksman. Just that the rifle is capable of good accuracy.

Dislikes: The trigger. This has been resolved with the new accu-trigger system that they have. So, you should be fine. The stock is some kind of polymer and I would classify it as average. I plan to purchase the (drop-in) accu-trigger so that I can have a smoother pull.

If you want to spend a lot more money on a Remington, go ahead. I just don't have the money to do it. I don't think you'll be disappointed with the Savage. Good luck and Good shooting.

Jim
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Old 11-30-2004, 02:13 PM   #5
 
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Dibs;
For the effort that you would go through to convert to an Accutrigger, you would be be to go aftermarket. Sharp Shooter Supply's Competition series trigger is awsome! They have other Savage goodies too.

http://www.savageshooters.com/sharpshooters/
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:47 PM   #6
 
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What's the problem with the Savage triggers?

I was noticing Jerry's has Timney triggers. They have one that fits Savage, adjustable 2-4lbs. About $50 or so.
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
 
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They suffered from lawyer engineering. Just the typically bad triggers that guns have had for the past several years.

The trigger pull was usually between 6-9 lbs and creepy. The Accutrigger is far superior.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:26 AM   #8
 
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This is it. Actually this is one in a right-handed action. I can hardly wait to get it. I have a feeling my wife might have gotten it for me for Christmas. The wonderful woman got me w SA NM M1A for my 50th birthday. What a gal!!!
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Old 12-05-2004, 08:14 PM   #9
 
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Savage Rocks

I have a Savage Scout .308 with a 2 3/4X Burris Scope. Real solid shooter but I put a little work into it. I installed a Ching Sling, smoothed the action and adjusted the stock trigger. It is not difficult to adjust the factory trigger since I got the instructions off the net. Just don't make the trigger too light where a smack or closing the bolt will set it off.
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