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Old March 16, 2014, 04:48 PM   #26
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Yes manufacturers will make a special run of firearms for anyone if they order enough of them. Take the Remington M700 ADL, it's no longer listed on Remington's web page but Wal-Mart and Dick's still carry them. Lipsey's is another one that likes to have special guns made, though they don't go cheap.
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Old March 16, 2014, 05:15 PM   #27
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here are some pics

here are pics of the rifle. it has the smooth barrel nut, the bolt release is on the bottom of the trigger guard. and i have never bought a savage with this checkering pattern but then again i have not bought one for some time.
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Old March 16, 2014, 05:16 PM   #28
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Old March 16, 2014, 06:27 PM   #29
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here is my accu-stock . Not saying anything , this is just for reference

http://imageshack.com/a/img202/494/guns142.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img534/8844/rsat.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img20/7172/mwl4.jpg

I'd like to see the inside bedding of your stock if you could
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Old March 16, 2014, 06:43 PM   #30
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sure i will upload a pic momentarily. it is a standard pillar bedded stock.
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Old March 16, 2014, 07:08 PM   #31
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here you go metal god
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Old March 16, 2014, 07:48 PM   #32
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I will say that this is another reason why I choose to purchase my guns from my local gun store, a place that will stand by what they sell and will not tell me to take it up with the maker of the gun if something is wrong. I'm not saying all local stores are good but I'm lucky enough to have one I can trust. I guess if I bought a brand new tire from Walmart and they installed it and it was flat then I should take it up with Goodyear
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Old March 16, 2014, 08:03 PM   #33
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i guess its not a deal breaker cause i trust that the rifle is still a good quality fine shooter.

i am however very dissapointed
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Old March 16, 2014, 08:11 PM   #34
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Because the purchase is a firearm walmart can not per policy or maybe even some strange ordinance. This store can not have you bring a gun into the store, it would freak everyone out. Imagine, if you will cop cars, red lights and guns drawn.

I am not saying this excuses Walmart of responsibility in this case. I am also not saying Walmart will not stand behind their mistake. After all I doubt that anyone at Walmart did this on purpose! The OP needs to contact corporate via email which is very easy and tell them. they will make it right.

For instance, I bought a smoker that was damaged in shipping twice. I decided rather than a refund that I would keep the last one and live with a dent in the side. They gave me a refund and basically I got a $200 smoker for under $100.

They will make it as right as they can. We need to remember that this sort of thing can happen anywhere with most any product. Caveat Emptor!

Nope sorry I don't buy that there is a special lower quality product with the same model number made for Walmart. The series mentioned above was for sale at more than one retailer and mentioned above. this was obviously not specific to Walmart. It was probably a less expensive firearm that several retailers could sell at a good price and maybe even a loss leader and gain more sales elsewhere.

If you wish to buy from a LGS and pay more then fine do it. I am all for supporting the local guys, but I will not pay more. I do buy most of my gun stuff locally anyway. I will not pay more for a firearm though. I ask if they will price match and if they will I buy it right there fill out the paperwork and walk out with it and go straight to the range and play.

Just my .02.

OP - Get in contact with Walmart corporate! It will be worth it!

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Old March 16, 2014, 08:34 PM   #35
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well what could walmart even do? i mean i will keep the gun.

the bad part is they gave me a 10 percent discount on this one cause the last time i bought a gun there i did all the paper work and the backround check then they said they had a fire in the kitchen and could not sell me the fire arm and said that i would get a 10 percent discount on my next purchase.
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Old March 16, 2014, 08:53 PM   #36
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Thanks , NOPE not an accu-stock in any way . Sorry to see that , hope this all works out for ya
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Old March 16, 2014, 08:57 PM   #37
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thanks and me too. i emailed walmart and savage and i am sure i will get some sort of response in the next week
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Old March 16, 2014, 08:57 PM   #38
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well what could walmart even do? i mean i will keep the gun.
Well, if you are happy...But I think at least the store manager needs to know so he can instruct his sporting goods department manager to make sure this is not a mistake that happens again.

Also I think they would be willing to give you a $25 gift card. My wife did it all the time when she was over the customer service area.

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Old March 16, 2014, 09:04 PM   #39
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thanks mel i will be happy just knowing that others will not have the same problem or i wont have the same issue again.

wouldnt mind it if they gave me another 10 percent discount on a gun purchase though
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Old March 16, 2014, 09:07 PM   #40
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i will most likely sand out the barrel channel a little bit and put some glass in the stock. the rifle seems to have one of the better accutriggers. cant wait for next weekend and go shoot it
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Old March 16, 2014, 10:10 PM   #41
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Wow, this is similar to what happened to a buddy from work. He ordered a rifle w/ this and that specifications; looks at the box, yup specs printed on box. Gets the escort to the door, opens his car trunk, opens the rifle box to drool over his new rifle and it did not have the specs he ordered and what were printed on the box. He runs right back in to see the manager and was basically told to pound sand.

He relayed this story to a well known area gunsmith who told him this is not unusual.

I can understand a Walmart contract rifle w/ bargain features, sure, but when the gun was not as ordered or advertised and they refuse to make it good is just poor customer service.
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Old March 16, 2014, 10:22 PM   #42
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maybe false advertisement
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Old March 16, 2014, 10:27 PM   #43
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Once again Caveat Emptor. You shoul,d always regardless of retailer, check your purchase before paying the money. Especially with a firearm.

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Old March 16, 2014, 10:54 PM   #44
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Definitely contact walmart customer service, they should do something about it.

Anyone who doesn't think manufacturers make cheaper product lines for Walmart should try to find the tires they sell somewhere else. Sure, they may say Goodyear on the side, but I've never seen those models for sale anywhere else.
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Old March 16, 2014, 11:01 PM   #45
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With tires, I have never found one at Walmart I couldn't get at Big-O. I managed a Big -O for a while. So again a myth. Oh, and because I get a discount to buy at Walmart, I buy all my tires there. Well, when I was the manager of the Big-O I got a better discount and bought them there, but now I shop around and always look for the tires and sometimes the brand is weird, but I can always find the same tire model at another store or on the Internet. Always.

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Old March 16, 2014, 11:01 PM   #46
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People love saying caveat emptor, but the accustock sticker on his gun ammounts to a material misrepresentation of the product. Intentional or not, the buyer was told, by the sticker, that he was buying a gun with an accustock. That was a lie. That lie is on walmart for not doing their due dilligence as a merchant. No court in the country would require a buyer differentiate the subtle external clues to an internal component when there is a sticker on the product advertising said component.
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Old March 17, 2014, 02:00 AM   #47
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The only problem with your argument is suggesting the employees at Wal-Mart are trained to be able to complete "due diligence". These are in most cases minimally trained employees, that only care about getting the paperwork done properly. Then there is the fact that you're going to have to prove either Savage or Wal-Mart put the Accustock sticker on the non-Accustock rifle. It's going to be a finger pointing battle between the two with no foreseeable outcome in favor of the purchaser.

Then there is the fact most people don't buy a car without a research, so why shouldn't you do the same when buying a rifle. Telling the difference between a rifle with an Accustock and without is about one of the easiest things to do. All you have to do is look at the recoil lug and the difference is noticeable, and a little research would have gone a long way in this case. Most people have a smart phone these days and could have researched it at the gun counter in Wal-Mart in less than five minutes just by running the SKU in google.

The main thing here that upset the OP, is that he thought he was buying a rifle with an Accustock and Nikon scope for about $200 less than regular priced Accustock rifle without a scope. I'm betting his initial thought was the people at Wal-Mart screwed up and didn't realize what had happened and he was going to capitalize on the mistake. The OP was probably laughing all the way home, until he took the rifle apart and realized he paid regular price for a rifle without the Accustock.

Now his not so great deal burned up most of the money he was going to use for a Ruger in 6.5 CM he had been saying he was going to buy in another thread. Now he's spent $400+ and doesn't have the stock nor the rifle chambered in the cartridge he wanted. So now that leaves the OP with two choices, build the rifle he wanted or sell it and try and not to take a loss. Building will cost more than the Ruger 6.5 CM he wanted in the first place, and selling and breaking even will be tough even if he did save an extra 10%.
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Old March 17, 2014, 02:52 AM   #48
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You do not have to prove intent to be awarded damages for false advertising. It is a civil matter. The fact of the matter is that the OP was sold a product under false pretenses. If he would not have bought the product for the price if it were properly labeled, he is owed a refund. Anyway... this is just turning into a flame war, so all leave it at that. Agree to disagree, I guess.
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Old March 17, 2014, 04:34 AM   #49
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We'll I am not suing anyone. Anyway

The ruger hawkeye predator will most likely get bought next payday. Definitely still on the list of things to do. Also I am entering a point in my life where I am finding it hard to let things go so I will most likely keep this rifle and yes possibly build the creedmore.

Maybe rebarell this one. Hard to say. I will say however that I feel my research was not really needed. With the bottom bolt release smooth barrel nut and sticker thought it was golden no big deal. The main thing is that now I got a good rifle that certainly will shoot well.

Lu's it's a savage so if I did decide to build the creedmore I already have the action with which to do so and could buy a shilen drop in bull barrel for it and a new stock and be in a bit cheaper than the ruger anyway.
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Old March 17, 2014, 06:28 AM   #50
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Kilo-Glad your not going to raise a stink about it,Hope she turns out to be a shooter for you.

Taylorce1- While your first 2 paragraphs are somewhat true. The burden of responsibility is on the seller,be it Walmart or Savage. The court would decide that. It is not his job to research the rifle. In fact one can purchase knowing nothing at all. The fact is , It was advertised as a Accustock and it is not. I won't go so far as to say it was false advertising, maybe just a label mistake. Either way that does not put the blame on purchaser for the mistake.
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