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Old July 13, 2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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savage edge XP 30-06

Is the savage edge 30-06 worth getting if I can get it for $200? It it's the package deal so it comes with a 3x9 40mm scope; not sure of brand or model though
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Old July 13, 2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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For $200, I would classify that as a decent price, but there are a handful of other options that will be better quality firearms for not much more. Even moving the budget up to the $300-$350 range can get you something that will be a noticeable improvement. Examples in that price range would be Marlin X7, Stevens 200, and some of the base model Savage 11/111 rifles. It may take some bargain hunting to find them, but online sellers often have some pretty good prices. Bud's is a good website to start with.

If $200 is all you can invest in a rifle right now, there are certainly worse places to start than the Savage Edge, and that is reasonably below the prices I usually see.
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Old July 13, 2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Don't place any value at all on that scope if it is the one that came on it from the factory. They are generally low-end Simmons or similar quality. Price it for the value of the gun only. If the scope works, then just consider it a bonus.
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Old July 14, 2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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My son has the Axis (Edge) in .30-06. I can easily shoot sub-MOA @ 150 yds (on a good day :-) with it.

As the last poster suggested: I too would strongly consider a scope upgrade if I were dead set on getting that rifle/scope combo.

Have you thought about hitting the gunshows for a good used rifle?
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Old July 14, 2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys; I was thinking about getting it because The Sports Authority is having a 20% off all clearance items and this combo package was at one of the stores. But since I would have to upgrade the scope it's not really that good of a deal. FYI The sale ends today and you have to print the coupon off their website and its good for one item.
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Old July 14, 2012, 11:34 AM   #6
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As long as you understand what you are buying. The Edge rifles are not designed or meant to be used a lot. If you are a serious shooter, you will not be satisfied with the gun. If you want a cheap beater to knock around on an ATV, or if you are the guy who can make a box of ammo last several years they will serve your needs. They do tend to shoot well enough, but long term durability is a concern and when something breaks it will cost more to repair than the gun is worth. I've read of one that had a broken stock and a replacement was significantly more than the owner paid for the gun.

If I wanted a gun for those needs I'd pay $200 for one. When something breaks I'd take it to a gun buyback program.
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