Gun Report

Savage 111FCNS 30-06 Springfield

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Just about everything we would want in a hunting rifle: accuracy right out of the box, a great trigger that’s adjustable, a forgiving buttpad, easy mechanical operation. If we get a stock problem solved by customer service, we’ll upgrade the Savage’s mark to an A.

Savage 111FCNS 30-06 Springfield

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The best group of all the shooting was this 0.1-inch three-shot group fired from the Savage at 100 yards with Stars & Stripes ammunition. This helped the Savage become a near-MOA gun right out of the box.
This close-up of the Savage bolt shows off its generous size and well-polished finish. With the Savage’s quiet tang-safety fully on, the bolt is locked closed—exactly what we want for slinged used in dense cover. The Marlin’s bolt never did lock closed—it is easily snagged open in brush.
On or about shot number 150 through the Savage, the pistol-grip cap sheared away from the buttstock. We’ll see if Savage fixes it.
The Savage’s Accu-Trigger broke at a crisp 2.5 pounds with no take-up. Weaver-style aluminum bases were already mounted, a helpful addition. We used Warne Maxima medium-height steel rings to attach a Sightron SI 3-9x40mm scope.

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