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Old December 1, 2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Savage 11/111 .243

Today I received a sales paper from my local basspro and see that they had a sale going on, on their Savage 11/111 rifles topped with a Nikon 3-9x40mm BDC reticle scope for $499 and it caught my interest. I was thinking of getting one chambered for .243, anyone have any information on this rifle? accuracy, function, etc?

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Old December 1, 2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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i have a model 11 .22-250 with the same scope on it. shoots great and is accurate. I like savages, if the gun fits you, go for it.
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Old December 2, 2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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if there anything like my savage Axis XP, then its well worth the money.
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Old December 3, 2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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The Savage model 111 is a few stones up from an Axis. I own the 111 in 3006 and it functions flawlessly and is a sub moa shooter for sure. Put an nice scope on it and some sweet handloads and that .243 will be a treat to shoot.
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Old December 3, 2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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The Savage model 111 is a few stones up from an Axis. I own the 111 in 3006 and it functions flawlessly and is a sub moa shooter for sure. Put an nice scope on it and some sweet handloads and that .243 will be a treat to shoot.
x2 Throw a nice stock on an 11 and it's real nice. Can't do that with an Axis.
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Old December 3, 2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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If the stocks are better now than they used to be, it'll be a decent rifle. I wound up replacing the stock on my .22-250 111, the one it came with was soft enough that action bedding screws just kept moving the plastic and would never stay tight. I stole it, so it was OK to do that but to buy one one new and have that issue would never be.
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Old December 4, 2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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Watch the sales at Dick's. Around five weeks ago, Dicks was offering the Savage 11/111 with Nikon BDC package for $450.

Note that Savage recently changed the design of the 11/111 so that the bolt release is a nice machined button by the trigger guard, which is far nicer than the old stamped release on the port side of the receiver. Often when 11/111s go on sale they are the older models with the stamped release.
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