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I'm new to the HP rifle thing and to the board and i'm looking for info about the 20 in barrel, choat stock 308. I have always wanted to build a rem 700 for long range shooting, but i saw the savage at my local shop the other day and almost hit the floor when i saw the pricetag. $550 on sale. I can't even get a rem to start with from the same place for less than $700. I have read all the reviews i could find and everyone seems to like them, but i guess i'm looking for reasons NOT to buy it. Is there any downfalls to having the savage over the rem? I like the fact that it has a decent stock and ajustable trigger from the factory and less stuff for me to mess with. I have had plenty of rifles and was looking at getting a AR in the spring, but this is almost too good to pass up. I always thought of savage as the cheap gun with loose tolerances, but from what i've read these look like sub MOA machines. By buying this gun, i bypass the building of one and pretty mutch scope it and shoot. I do not handload and mainly target shoot. But i'm looking for the best accuracy and gun for the money. Any imput is appreciated. What do u guys think? buy it or build a diff gun?
 

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Hey joe, welcome aboard.

lurk the rifles section for a while..lots of Savage vs Remington info here.
 

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Joe, check out "what do you guys think of my Savage post". I love it. My buddy has the .308 20" with the Choat stock and is completely satisfied with it. I painted his to match mine as well. They are outstanding performers.
 

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I like the rifle, hate the bolt and the stock. The bolt handle is a little clunky, and doesn't seem to be made well. The choate stock was actually designed my major john plaster. If this name sounds familiar it is because he wrote "the ultimate sniper" and filmed the training movie that has interviews with the legend carlos h. The book and the movie are good, but the stock he designed I am not crazy about. The savage does have a great barrel though. Switch the bolt and stock and it would be great.
 

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What would i switch the bolt to? I didnt mind the feel of the stock except the handle felt a little to verticle to me, like it needed a palm swell. I have absolutley no exp with savage. Is there a better remington alternative? I see they have a new rifle coming out that i'm interested in, the XR-100 rangemaster. Except i prefer a syn stock. Thanks guys!
 

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go to www.sharpshooter.com. They do all things Savage, including an extended tacticle bolt knob that simply attaches insted of requiring welding.
 

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Read my report on down, under the rifles section," Savage 10FP-LE2A"
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I think i'm going with the 20 inch savage and choat stock. From all the accuracy reports, i don't see how i can go wrong with this rifle. The price is what attracted it to me and i don't see anything that cheap shooting as well as they do. Unless this new remmy xr-100 rangemaster shows up at my dealer soon and changes my mind, i'm springing for the savvy.
 
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