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Old 02-23-2012, 3:30 PM
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Default Opinions on savage 11/111 trophy hunter xp

Looking at this for my first hunting rifle. Been looking around a bit, is there something else you would buy for the price?

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/finder/
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Old 02-23-2012, 3:37 PM
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I bought a 111 but I have to admit I never fired it in the stock config. I took it apart and rebuilt it as a custom rifle. Only bolt actions I buy are Savage. Great bang for your buck and they make great project rifles. All parts including the barrel can be swapped out using simple garage tools. No machining needed.

As a low budget first hunting rifle you can't go wrong. You might want to upgrade the scope that comes with it though. It will work but it might not last very long.
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Old 02-23-2012, 4:06 PM
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Savage has an excellent rifle. Put a Leupold 3X9X40 scope on it and it will serve you well for life.
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Old 02-24-2012, 7:02 PM
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By might not last very long you mean its literally gonna not hold up, or im going to want to ditch it because its not very good?
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Old 02-24-2012, 7:20 PM
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I bought the same package in a .300 Win Mag and ditched the scope for a Redfield Revolution 4-12x40.

BTW Redfield is made in same factory as Leupold nowadays with same great warranty.
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