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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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223 - which gun

Looking to buy my Father In Law a 223 gun for Christmas for him to use as a varmit gun. I'm looking at the Remington 700 ADL and the Savage 10/11 model. Looking for black synthetic stock and would like to get a package deal with a scope included. How does the Remington and Savage compare to one another?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 11:29 AM
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How about looking at the T/C Icon, Venture or Compass...you might be surprised !
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-22-2017, 12:34 PM
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Savage, hands down no questions asked. I have had so much poor luck with Remingtons since the turn of the century. Poor design/quality, breaking(in shotguns) I've swore them off. I have been nothing but happy with the couple Savage rifles I've picked up. My 223 is a great gun, drives tacks and never had a problem with it.


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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-23-2017, 03:59 AM
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The Savage 223 I have now is a POS. Tikka is the best and what I will buy next.

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These few posts show that any brand can make an outstanding rifle....or a lemon. Good luck with whatever you buy.
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How about looking at the T/C Icon, Venture or Compass...you might be surprised !
Or the Tikka.
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A Ruger American is about as good as you can get for a budget rifle.
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I would start with what does he prefer & what does he have mostly winchester, remington, savage, ruger rifles etc. etc. Either way what you get your father in law, it's the thought that counts.
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These few posts show that any brand can make an outstanding rifle....or a lemon. Good luck with whatever you buy.
Very accurate post!

Good luck, Tony
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-26-2017, 07:53 AM
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Between the Remington and the Savage, personally I would buy the Remington.

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