Remington 700 or Savage with AccuTrigger?
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Texas, for now

    Remington 700 or Savage with AccuTrigger?

    I'm not a hunter but I'd like to get a rifle for shooting fun and just in case the SHTF (for longer range defense and hunting). I have a XDM .45 for concealed carry and close in defense and a Mossberg 500 for home and mid range defense.

    Since I won't use it very often, I'm not interested in spending a lot of money. Perhaps $400-700. I'd like one with a scope but those aren't that expensive.

    I've narrowed it down to one of these. For the Remington I know I need to make sure the trigger issue is fixed. For the Savage, I'm not sure which model I'm interested in.

    I'm looking for 308 Win or 30-06 Spr for caliber.

    Thoughts opinions or other rifles I should consider would be appreciated.

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    pittsburgh pa
    If your just looking to shoot every once in a while id sugguest a savage edge. You can pick one up for around 400 bucks at dicks. A rem 700 your looking at 600 or more new. I have always personally been a savage fan.

  4. #3
    I'm assuming that price range you quoted was with glass. Take a look at the Savage 10 GLXP3...AccuTrigger, scope, short action (.308), 7 lb carry weight, typically around $640 - $650 discounted, sometimes less prior to hunting season.

    Frankly, I haven't seen any of them on the range but I saw the next step up, the Hunter series with AccuTrigger and AccuStock, turn in some impressive three-shot groups last fall.

    3X PM

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Florida Panhandle

    Exclamation I have a savage...

    My model 10FP shoots circles around Remmy 700's
    It has the older style trigger.
    My brother in law has a new 10FP and his is as accurate or more so than mine.
    BTW mine has shot a .304 CTR to CTR at 100 Yds and won a thousand yard match in Utah several years back


  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Wesley Chapel NC


    I have a remmy but I have been eyeing one of those Edge/Axis Savages.
    Buds has one for $280. You could add a good Burris scope for about $180 more. And have a package good past 500yds.
    Savage EDGE 30-06 $280.00 SHIPS FREE
    Burris 3-9x40mm Fullfield II Rifle Scope FREE S&H 200161, 200162, 200169, 200157. Burris Fullfield II Riflescopes, Burris Riflescopes.

  7. #6
    Savage all the way!
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  8. #7
    I just bought a Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308 with the 20" barrel and paid $570 out the door from a local Sportsman's Warehouse. A month later the same store is selling the 700 SPS .308 Varmint with 26" barrel for $449. I almost went back and bought one of those too, but resisted. Spending the money on a new stock and gear for the Tactical I just bought.

    IMAO, Remington does not have a trigger issue. The issue is people don't know what they are doing and don't know how to properly adjust it. I have two model 700's that are over fourty years old and have adjusted the triggers several times on them and never had a problem. Never had a discharge closing the bolt or flipping the safety to fire...ever.
    Military and police armorers who have had negligent discharges with their weapons on the range need to take another lesson on trigger adjustment. That's all I have to say about that.
    The other issue is keeping the end of the barrel pointed in a safe direction and not toward others. Works that way with any gun...regardless of so called trigger issues.

    Buy what appeals to you and feels good for fit. Look at them, hold them,check the fit and decide. Don't let someone on a forum make up your mind for you. If you buy one try it out and if you don't like it, sell it and buy the other and try it. I have done that with several different rifles. Sometimes it's just a matter of changing out the stock for a better fit.

    I have owned several Remingtons and Savages over the years and they have all been good shooters. Still have a Savage model 110E in .30-06. Stock was broke and it had an old Weaver 4x scope on it. The guy was desperate to sell it and I gave him $20 for it. No it wasn't stolen. Checked that out first. The scope was worth $20 even if the rifle didn't shoot straight. Put a new stock on it and took it to the range. It's a great shooter and keep it for my back up hunting rifle.

    I am partial to 700's but my best shooter was a Winchester model 70 Heavy Varmint SS in 22.250. It is the only Winchester bolt gun I have ever owned. Still have one target lying around with a three shot group fired from 200 yards with hand loads you can cover with a dime.

  9. I thought the same way as RedLeg about the trigger issue, until it happened to me, and no, the trigger was not incorrectly adjusted. Remington replaced the trigger for free. Moral: ALWAYS practice safe gun handling techniques.
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  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Arizona mountains
    I looked hard at the Savage Edge a few months ago. I found a review which raised a question about the reliability of the magazine retention device, a plastic spring. Guess I am an old fogey, but that looks to me like a failure waiting to happen. I opted to wait until they have been in the field for a while for some long term reliability data. Savage makes other models with metal magazine retention devices and some with internal magazines.

    The Stevens (Savage's economy line) model 200 looks like a good choice, tho I couldn't find one in the caliber I wanted. I bought a Savage Model 111 (standard trigger) in 30-06 and have found it quite satisfactory. The cost with a 3-9 Bushnell scope was at the low end of your price range.

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