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#3061952 - 12/03/12 07:53 PM Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage?
Tenn.Guy
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Stainless synthetic stock. Looking at the 116 Savage, or A Bolt without Boss. .270 caliber. Money is about the same $550 ish either way.

Opinions? I own a couple Savage and really like them, but never owned a Browning.

I may talk myself out of both before I decide and just save the money.

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#3061956 - 12/03/12 07:55 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
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Never shot a Savage but absolutely love brownings.

You can find brand new Browning A Bolts for the $500 range.
Looked at a Composite Stalker in 7mm mag the other day for $525 plus tax.

Just thought I would let ya know that.
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#3061959 - 12/03/12 07:57 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: RUGER]
Kimberman
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A bolt
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#3061965 - 12/03/12 07:58 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: RUGER]
Tenn.Guy
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Never shot a Savage but absolutely love brownings.

You can find brand new Browning A Bolts for the $500 range.
Looked at a Composite Stalker in 7mm mag the other day for $525 plus tax.

Just thought I would let ya know that.



stainless? Im kind of stuck on stainless at the moment for next purchase. I saw the A Bolt blued for around $500. Thanks!

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#3062039 - 12/03/12 08:23 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
upatree
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Got both . Like my savage better
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#3062052 - 12/03/12 08:30 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: upatree]
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A Bolt hands down. Shoot one and it will sell itself.
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#3062117 - 12/03/12 09:02 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
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Own both go with a savage
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#3062150 - 12/03/12 09:16 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: Tenn.Guy]
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 Originally Posted By: Tenn.Guy
 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Never shot a Savage but absolutely love brownings.

You can find brand new Browning A Bolts for the $500 range.
Looked at a Composite Stalker in 7mm mag the other day for $525 plus tax.

Just thought I would let ya know that.



stainless? Im kind of stuck on stainless at the moment for next purchase. I saw the A Bolt blued for around $500. Thanks!


No, sorry about that, it was blued.
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#3062330 - 12/04/12 12:08 AM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: RUGER]
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Brownings are nice but i'll take the savage any day!!!
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#3064138 - 12/05/12 05:54 AM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: reloaderman]
jakeway
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Browning. Browning. Browning.

Accuracy is almost a given these days with all major brands capable of MOA. I find the Browning much nicer to hold and look at, unless you go to the very top of the line wood-stocked Savages. (My A Bolt is wood and I'd go there rather than Synthetic.)
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#3064140 - 12/05/12 05:58 AM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: jakeway]
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Id go with the Abolt. But would probably look for one without the boss system
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#3069165 - 12/08/12 10:11 AM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: rem270]
jakeway
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I have the BOSS and really like it. It works as advertised! Get the CR (Conventional Recoil) version without the holes and it won't be ear-splitting loud.
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#3069193 - 12/08/12 10:39 AM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: jakeway]
jar
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My A Bolt shoots good always has. Fired a friends A bolt with the Boss system, it's way to loud even for just a few shots a year with no ear protection.
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#3069649 - 12/08/12 04:34 PM Re: Used Browning A Bolt or New Savage? [Re: jar]
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when shopping for the boy's 7mm08, we looked at the browning and the savage. the savage was better built, the bolt was smoother, wood-to-metal fit was better and it was $200 less. he has been shooting that savage for 12+ years and wouldn't take 3 brownings for it.
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