View Full Version : 308 Deer Rifle, Savage Edge?
06-11-2010, 1:27 PM
Someone give me a good reason not to pick up a Savage Edge in 308 or I think I will. This would be my first deer rifle and I'd be picking it up for the upcoming season.
I can find it for under $300...seems too cheap but everything I've heard is great!
06-11-2010, 2:02 PM
Hard to go wrong with a Savage. I might get one with an accutrigger though.
06-11-2010, 2:16 PM
I thought that as well, but I'm not sure the Accutrigger is worth another 200 or so dollars. I've never used one though so it's hard to say.
06-11-2010, 3:08 PM
once you experience the accutrigger I think you will be $200 poorer, it really is all that and a bag of lays
If I were to buy a new deer rifle I would go with a 6.5mm variant.
6.5mm x 55 or the 6.5 -06
The Savage Edge's only weakness is the trigger, reports are it's pretty stiff. Not as bad as the Ruger rifles but stiffer than even the old non-accutrigger Savages.
06-11-2010, 8:28 PM
Why spend $200 for the accu-trigger when you can buy an after-market just as good for half the price? The timney (ok, not a 2-stage) is $104 from from Midway.
*Disclosure - from a Savage owner without an accu-trigger.
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