View Full Version : Savage 11/111 hog hunter .223

06-30-2012, 9:53 PM
Any one have any experience with this rifle, what kinda accuracy at 200 yard, was thinking of buying one or trading my cz sp-01 for one, can't really find much info in them online any input would be appreciated

07-01-2012, 1:10 AM
I shot one at the Raahauge's/Turner's Sports Fair and it was great. Had the Savage Accutrigger, which I absolutely love. The medium contoured barrel is nice and the already threaded barrel makes installing a muzzle brake easier and CHEAPER. Oversized bolt handle is easily manipulated and the sights are decent, although, I would probably take them off and just use optics. Overall a very good package for a great price. I'm going to get one as soon as they become available in CA. The lightweight, cheap Savage stock is eh, but it keeps the gun light or you could just get a new one later.

07-01-2012, 8:15 AM
Gonna have to save my pennies then, want one wife won't let me sell my cz oh well, I just wish the barrel was a little longer but it's not a deal breaker

07-01-2012, 8:19 AM
I have a Savage 11 TH XP Nikon in .308. Bolt is smooth, detachable box mag, and free floated barrel with the accutrigger all for $477 from budsgunshop.com. I don't think you can beat that price anywhere. It has a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 mounted and boresighted from the factory.

Started out looking like this:

Then I got bored and painted it. Coyote brown with black webbing.

I'm really happy with it and hope its an MOA shooter. I haven't even gotten it out to shoot yet but the trigger is great and feel of everything is really solid from sling mounts to the action. A bit odd way to take the bolt out of it and thats my only qualm with it at all.

07-01-2012, 12:59 PM
Yeah I like having iron sights for back up just in case,

07-01-2012, 9:21 PM
I have two Savages and like them but wouldn't a .223 be a little light for hog? At least for some of the ones I've seen.

07-01-2012, 10:12 PM
I have two Savages and like them but isn't .223 a little light for hog? At least for some of ones I've seen.

I was wondering the same thing with regards to it being a .223 for hog hunting. I'm not a hunter, but I know some guys who like .308 for pigs.

07-02-2012, 10:15 AM
I really like this rifle. I killed tons of hogs in TX with the .223, but it is more of cull hunting there and most of the hogs were less than 200 lbs. If I were hog hunting in CA, I would probably use a bit more horse power.

I had really good luck with Winchester 64 grn power points. I stock them up here for other uses. The hog hunter has a 1/9 twist, so it should shoot them very well. It would make a good all around general purpose/ ATV type rifle in my book. I look forward to a good real world review.

07-02-2012, 10:48 AM
I have two Savages and like them but isn't .223 a little light for hog? At least for some of ones I've seen.

Not with the right bullet. http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=94628

07-02-2012, 1:41 PM
Yeah guess I'll be saving my money, wife won't let me sell my cz Sp01, or put it on my birthday list

07-02-2012, 1:48 PM
Wait, whose gun is it.......... :hide:

Sell that mother and buy what you want. I'd get the .30-06 110 or the .308 model 11 th XP Nikon that I got. LOVED my new gun and for $477 you flat can't beat the price for a versatile gun.

07-02-2012, 2:57 PM
Liking the trophy hunter, we will see like the hog hunter too gonna have to man handle them to see what fits best

07-02-2012, 3:16 PM
20 is bbl is just about right for the .223.

07-02-2012, 9:11 PM
I haven't handled one but I researched them a fair amount and decided not to get one. The few things that bothered me were that it has a plastic cap bolted to the bottom of the receiver to cover the mag hole. The sights are taller to clear a supressor of which the rear sight might interfere with a scope. The specs say the rifle weighs 7 1/2 lbs. Thats heavy imo for having a 20" barrel.

The standard version costs less, weighs less and has a detachable mag instead of a fugly plastic cap. I might feel differently if could hold one but until then I'll wait to see some of you guys reviews.

07-03-2012, 9:42 AM
Yeah That gets me a little for the money might be worth getting the 11 trophy hunter xp in 223 since it comes a scope

07-03-2012, 8:37 PM
I checked some distributes sites and the basic scoped package can be found in the low $400's.

I like the concept of the hog hunter rifle but I want a scope so the sights aren't a benefit to me. The threaded barrel isn't much use to us here in Cali plus I'd probably shorten the barrel 16 1/4".

I'm hoping Ruger offers their Gunsite Scout rifle in 223 and takes AR mags, how cool would that be?

07-04-2012, 5:05 AM
The low 400's packages are with a much cheaper bushnell banner scope. The $500 range ($477) for polymer packages at buds comes with a Nikon Prostaff scope which is a much better scope for the money.