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Old March 11th, 2017, 06:08 PM   #1
 
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Savage AR's?

Anybody see or buy the new Savage AR's?
Been planning to finally get an AR and came across the Recon, looks pretty good.
Also considering the AR556 and SA Saint.

Really just want a range toy, but I'm thinking the Savage has the most accuracy potential if I find I want to shoot small groups.

The Ruger is of course the least expensive, the only thing I don't like is the standard hand guard. The Saint has nicer stocks and dual aperture rear sight. The recon adds a better barrel(most important) and free float hand guard, so add a red dot or scope and it's all I'd want in an AR.

Anybody have any experience yet?



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Well, I have seen the new savage ar, I kinda see it as another maker from an already crowded market. I am not gonna discount it, but most ar's will shoot small groups if the shooter does their part. I have shot small groups with nuttin but irons, scoped, and with a red dot. A free floated ar does have a little better chance of tighter groups, but many other things come into play, trigger, ammo, scoped or not, etc. Etc.
Their are many great options on the market in the price range of the ar556,, one being the dpms, and delton. Also the m&p, olympic arms, and a few others. Rock river, armalite, bushmaster, and many,many others are great rifles but depending on how they are setup can be more expensive. So do your homework, research, and decide whats the best for you, and do not assume just because it has "" name brand on it, than its more capable than others on the market. I would rather have a brand that has a proven track record, but thats just me. But one thing you cannot deny, they are all fun range guns.
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I have to agree with Tacky.

"do not assume just because it has "" name brand on it, than its more capable than others on the market. I would rather have a brand that has a proven track record, but thats just me. But one thing you cannot deny, they are all fun range guns"
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Savage products ahve been good to great for over 130 years ns their 110 etc series rifles have been very accurate for over 50 years.
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I have to agree with Tacky.

"do not assume just because it has "" name brand on it, than its more capable than others on the market. I would rather have a brand that has a proven track record, but thats just me. But one thing you cannot deny, they are all fun range guns"
I felt that summed it up best Thanks for backing me up.

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Savage products ahve been good to great for over 130 years ns their 110 etc series rifles have been very accurate for over 50 years.
I can agree, have a few savage rifles and they are nice, and accurate, but them being new to the ar world, im not sure if they have made the mistakes with them, and learned from it yet. Their is a big difference between a bolt gun, and a semi.

In comparison....

I kinda see it like doctors, they all receive the medical training, but some specialize in neurosurgery, others in gastrointestinal, among many other fields. So i wouldn't want a gastro doctor even if he is the best in his field, doing neurosurgery on me. Does that make since?
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Plan on shooting heavy bullets, I know a guy who has one, shot the 77's great, anything under that it was a different story.

I'd throw out another $150 and buy a Colt......But I'm a Colt guy, sorry.



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