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Savage Model 10FP-LE1A

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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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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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