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Savage 11/111 Lightweight Hunter No. 19209 308 Winchester, $899

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With the classic and light Weaver K2.5 mounted, the Savage was the epitome of a light hunting rifle. We have seen very few 308 rifles this light. The well-checkered and -finished walnut stock with its thick recoil pad was well proportioned, and the rifle felt just right.

Savage 11/111 Lightweight Hunter No. 19209 308 Winchester, $899

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That swirl on the bolt was icing on the cake, but also helped cut its weight significantly. The bolt release is in front of the trigger guard, and requires pressing the AccuTrigger to activate it.
Here is a close look at the Savage bolt. The 11/111 had two gas vents on the action. The Savage and the Mossberg had similar bolt designs that had a recessed head, sliding extractor, and plunger ejection. Workmanship here was excellent.
The tang safety had three positions, with the middle permitting opening the bolt. We though this was a great setup.

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