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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Savage Edge .223

I have been looking for a camo .223 for coyotes and maybe turkey. Saw Cabelas is advertising a Savage Edge combo and wondered if anyone had an opinion about that model.
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Re: Savage Edge .223

I have handled the gun, but have not used it. I have a savage 110 and it's a great rifle for the price, but its ugly IMO. Same with the edge, its ugly, but IMO its a great value. Most of the time, you can expect great accuracy except for the "once in a while" gun that will never group anything, which any rifle manufacturer is prone to. If it wasn't for the fact that the bolt is so da*n hard to open after a shot, savage would probably be the #1 gun maker in america. agian, just my opinion.


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Re: Savage Edge .223

The bolt is even harder to open after firing than the Savage 110 is. The Edge does shoot well but has a very cheesy plastic bodied clip. It also has a cheesy plastic safety. The wrist of the stock is very thin and you can feel the stock flex at that point. The trigger has about a 6 pound pull but it breaks rather clean. If the Edge is a $300 rifle then the Marlin XL7 should be a $500 rifle. There is that much difference.
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Re: Savage Edge .223

Not fond of the Edge at all. Your better off buying a Stevens camo or plain jane and painting it yourself.

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Re: Savage Edge .223

I have looked at the Edge but never fired one. I do have a stevens 200 in 223 and it is very accurate. Mine has the grey stock and that is the only thing I do not like about it I see they now have camo stocks for them. It has the blind magazine but for me that is a plus,you can never loose it. Every savage I own is very accurate and have been very reliable also. Take a look at both the Edge and the Stevens 200 both are very resonably priced and should be great for coyotes.
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Re: Savage Edge .223

I bought one in 25/06 about a month ago..broke in the barrel with 10 shots and clean method..fireformed 20 cases and then loaded Sierra 117 grain boat tails over some H-4350..the first group put four almost through the same hole and the 5 about 3/4 of an inch away!! Awesome accuracy BUT I CAN'T GET THE CLIP OUT...IT TAKES TWO MEN AND SIX BOYS..JUNK DESIGN if I ever saw one....someone has to come up with some aftermarket design..but for $299...it shot great..
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Re: Savage Edge .223

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Your better off buying a Stevens camo or plain jane and painting it yourself.
Awesome post!!!!! Couldn't agree more!
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Re: Savage Edge .223

I bought one at Grice's Labor Day sale. It shoots nice and IMO doesn't look that bad. The clip comes out just fine for me. Did a good bit of research on it before I bought it and everything I saw was positive. Really the only downside is that the trigger pull is a little heavy, but you can get an after-market trigger for it that is adjustable.
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but you can get an after-market trigger for it that is adjustable.
and where would this be?
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