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BillyJoeBubbaBob
August 22, 2011, 12:17 AM
I've owned this rifle for 20 years and was interested if any of the forum members had come across one. It's a distributor's exclusive from Banger's, in Birmingham, AL. I'm not sure how many were made but it was a limited number. It has a 20" fluted stainless steel bull barrel on a pillar bedded synthetic stock. It also came in .223. Right out of the box, it was a tack driver. A sales rep, for Banger's, said they were intended to be sold to police departments, as sniper rifles. I had read, around that time, that some departments were taking heavy barreled Remington 700s and Winchester Mod. 70s, having the barrels cut back to 20 inches and putting them on McMillian stocks, so they were easier to maneuver in urban environments. A few years after I bought the rifle, I noticed that similar rifles were becoming stock items for Remington, Savage, FN, etc.


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q122/olesniper/tac4.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q122/olesniper/tac3.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q122/olesniper/1hole.jpg

bamaranger
August 22, 2011, 12:35 AM
I was in a shop in N. Alabama, about 20 yrs ago and the owner showed me a 20" heavy bbled Savage .308, similarly marked. I do not remember it being stainless fluted bbl. , but rather a blued or a matte finish, carbon w no flutes.

BillyJoeBubbaBob
August 22, 2011, 01:02 AM
Sounds like a Savage Mod. 10FP LE. They were Savage's first cataloged 20" bull barreled rifle. They came out 2 or 3 years after I got mine.

carp396
April 21, 2012, 09:27 PM
I just bought a rifle identical to yours at a pawn shop for 350.00. Can you give me an idea of what they are worth? Mine has leupold mount and a Busnell banner scope. Just wondering how I did. Hope it shoots as good as yours.

Leo16
December 9, 2012, 06:43 PM
Hi guys. New member here and I'm enjoying the forum.

I know this is an old thread but this is the only place I have found any info on this model Savage. Even my local dealer had no clue about it.

I picked a rifle up identical to this from a friend a couple weeks ago for 350 w/ optics. It shoots great, far better than I'm able to shoot. My original plan was to get a 110 and do a few things to it , a custom stock and such but this rifle realy doesn't need much. Honestly, I'm afeaid to mess with it untill I find out what I have.

If anyone has come across anymore info on this rifle I would appreciate it.

Thanks,

FALPhil
December 9, 2012, 07:36 PM
BillyJoeBubbaBob, thanks for posting that, especially the picture of the group. I assume it was shot at 100 yards. If so, it lays waste to the notion that you need a short action to get accuracy. I have short action Remingtons that don't deliver that kind of accuracy. I do have a Savage long action in 300WM that shoots about like that, however.

hooligan1
December 10, 2012, 07:50 AM
Now that Savage is a shooter, like most Ive shot, your lucky to have on:)e man..

BillyJoeBubbaBob
March 29, 2013, 07:06 PM
Ordered it through a dealer. Got a flyer from Bangers and the rifle was listed, on clearance, $299. A comparable rifle, today, would retail for just under $1K. The group was shot at 100 yds., with Remington 168gr. BTHP Match ammo.

quick6
August 22, 2014, 01:36 PM
I have one exactly like yours I bought back in the 90's also but slightly modified. Bought it in Hoover, AL. Shoots just as good as you have shown.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96260&stc=1&d=1408732422

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96261&stc=1&d=1408732456

precision_shooter
August 22, 2014, 03:06 PM
I have a Savage model 10P-SR. It has an 18inch heavy barrel with threaded muzzle and 5R rifling. Chambered in .308. Love that rifle!