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I have been looking into buying a rifle, and have narrowed it down to these three. I would like to know what you guys think. Which of them would be a good starter. A Remington 700P, a Savage 10fp, or a Remington 700 sps varmint. Thank you all for your time.
 

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go with 700p good starter rifle and because its a remington the sky is the limit with modifacations u can do down the road....its the best rifle because quality is good and most people shoot .5 moa or less depending on person also get good optics such as nightforce scope or leupold u wont be dissapointed with 700p and good optics combination


i have shot one and love it

so id go with 700p 308 winchester caliber

have fun

heath
 

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Re: Remington 700P vs Savage 10fp vs Remington 700 sps varmi

cody14 said:
Which of them would be a good starter. A Remington 700P, a Savage 10fp, or a Remington 700 sps varmint.
Start by reading this.

Now for my opinion on the matter. All three are good rifles. Which is best for you depends on you and what you plan on doing with it. If you are after a rifle that will not be built on go with the 700P, on the other hand if you want to build a custom stick go with the Savage. Or if you want to buy something to shoot for now and then build on it later go with the 700 SPS. Savages a good on account of they are easy to work on and don't require a smith to do most modifications to. While Remingtons have a stronger after market following, however they require a smith to do most work.
 

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Just my 2 cents, but I started with a Remington 700 ADL, thinking that I'd just go with the rebarreling and all of that to get me where I wanted to be. After going through the ardurous process of sourcing the (albiet abundent) parts I wanted, and factoring in the gunsmithing required, I went out and bought a Savage 10fp.

The action is extremely tight, the barrel is easy to replace, and the aftermarket is the second best out there to Remington. Add that to the lesser initial investment, and the Savage does it for me. Don't hesitate to look at any of the FOUR stock options you get from the factory, too. Standard, McMillan, H-S Precision, and Choate. Pick what you like and skip that step in the customization process.

If you go with Savage, do yourself a favor and don't switch barrels right away. They are usually great from the factory. Spend the extra money on optics and voila!

Bear in mind, I only live about an hour away from Savage in Mass, so I tend to support the local guys, but I know mines is a better rifle than I am rifleman. Hey Recoil, where can I get some iron sights for this thing?
 

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Neronimous said:
Standard, McMillan, H-S Precision, and Choate. Pick what you like and skip that step in the customization process.
Standard? Man I like savage rifles. They are good shooters out of the box. But I don't know anybody that would choice to keep the factory stock on one if they were building a rifle. As good of a rifle as savage makes they make some of the worst stocks in the business.
 

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I got the Standard stock, and I listed it only for the sake of accuracy in terms of what you can get. Personally, I think of it as more of a package for the action, simply to be thrown away when you get what you want, but, as in my case, I didn't want what they had from the factory for other stocks, so that's what I bought. I'm going to get the Bell and Carlson on there as soon as everything else is complete. I also liked the McMillan stock, but wanted the 24' barrel instead of 26. Options, options, options!
 

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i am having a smith build me a .308 on a remington action. it should shoot 1/4 MOA, but after it's all said and done, it will cost me $1,200. last month i bought a used .223 savage 10FP for $350. it does shoot 1/4 MOA with the cheap tupperware stock. as stated before, the beauty of a savage is you can do your own mods relatively cheap.

i upgraded the 6# trigger to a SSS competition trigger that adjusts from 12 oz to 32 oz. tactical bolt handles can be bought for $18-$40. for the remington, look at paying $100 to have a smith turn the knob down and installing one. i am getting an after-market stock from http://www.stockadegunstocks.com. depending on the model, the stock will cost $150-200, but this is out of the mould and will require some filling, sanding and painting. these stocks are as good as mcmillan and hs precision. i have yet to shoot the gun with the new trigger and stock, but here is a 5 shot group at 100yds with the factory 6# trigger and tupperware stock. the total cost for my savage will be $610 compare that to $1,200 for my custom remington.
 
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