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Savage 116 FCSS 7mm rem mag (has anyone tired it?)

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by JMF, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. JMF

    JMF New Member

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    hey im wanting to buy a savage 116 7mm and i wanted to know how performs.(accuracy, reliability,how it shoots with factory/hand loads, etc) Thanks!
  2. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

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    I have a cheap savage, and I couldn't be any happier with it's accuracy.
  3. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    I have an older model Savage 116 in 7mm Rem. Mag that is pre-accutrigger / accustock etc., but it is without a doubt the most accuarate rifle I have. Easily MOA at 200 yards. I like everything about it. I put a nice thumbhole laminated wood stock on it a few years back that really dressed it up. The trigger breaks crisp as glass at 3# with no overtravel. I highly recommend it. :cool:

    ETA: The scope is a factory setup. As far as ammo, it likes the heavier stuff in the 150-162 range, but does alright with 140's too. It'll shoot factory or reloads with equal reliability. I found the IMR4831 does the best in my gun for velocity and accuracy. IMR4350 was a close second.

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  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Savage makes THE best affordable accurate rifles right out of the box. They have THE best factory produced barrels in the industy. Your money will be well spent on a Savage.

    Grabbing a Savage in 7 mag will land you a large shank long action that will be suited to any custom build up to .338 Winmag, with little more than a 10 minute barrel swap. Another reason I LOVE Savage rifle.
  5. JMF

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    alright guys,thanks for the info. i just order it today, i will post after i get her to the range!
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