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October 27, 2014, 20:43
Any feedback. Considering picking one up.

October 28, 2014, 05:09
I picked one up in 223 with factory threaded barrel so I can use my suppressor. So far it has been shooting ok. I would like a spare mag or two, but they are not too easy to find.

October 28, 2014, 13:02
Got a friend who owns one in .308. He likes it. He runs Nikon glass with a BDC...not sure which model though.

October 28, 2014, 17:58
Have a few around here. Accurate, cheap, light, cheap, cheap(I gave $229 or less for most of them)... I have much nicer rifles, but I would cry if they fell off the tractor and got run over. The Axis rifles, not so much. A 223 with an old Tasco World class 4-16 killed a lot of critters around here this year.

They are switch barrel like a regular Savage. The trigger is a different animal, it can be improved, but not as much as a regular Savage, and not in the same league as a Accu-trigger.

Yes mags are $25-40, for a cheap bit of tin and plastic. Loading the 223 mags suck, the 308/243s are OK.

There are youth size, lefty, and Youth Leftys out there if you look hard enough.

Easy MOA shooter even with the sucky trigger and flimsy stock.

October 28, 2014, 18:14
I have one in 300blkout. Love it

October 28, 2014, 19:59
My other half has one in .223. came set up with a 4-9x40 scope, Bushnell, I think. For less than 300 shes happy and the thing does good by her. And I can make it go 1-1.5 moa easy. Not too bad, I think its a good deal in .223.

K. Funk
October 28, 2014, 20:45
I bought my 13 year old son one in .243 and put Elite 3200 glass on it It will shoot 1" groups at 100 and has killed 2 deer. No complaints.


October 29, 2014, 05:20
Thanks for the feedback. Was leaning toward the acu/trigger model or a ruger American series.

October 31, 2014, 15:00
I turned mine into a 5.45x39 bolt gun. Dang it I need to make that spring!

October 31, 2014, 16:14
They are know for extraction issues.

A #3 shot is the perfect size to replace the detent ball under the extractor.

October 31, 2014, 21:06
My son and I both have one in .308. Neither been fired more than a couple dozen times but they are quite accurate for being "cheap" rifles. For a knock around hunting rifle, I really like them. Better than carrying around my old west German Weatherby MkV while skulking through fallen timber and rocky hillsides. My only complaints are with the detachable magazines. They are made with too much plastic for my taste and spare ones are a little pricey. I do like their tight throats and 1:10 rifling though.

I have a .30-06 Stevens 200, with a fixed internal box mag, that I like better. Replaced the old grey plastic stock with a Boyd's laminated and it really looks good. Mounted an old Weaver K6, with a post reticle, making it a sweet hunting rig.