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    Savage model 11 lightweight hunter

    Has anyone got the following rifle and can give some feedback on them? 5.5lb bare weight and walnut stock has my attention. Cheers

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    My brother has one in .223. Loves it. I really enjoy using it too..

    Really nicely balanced, action smoothed up very nicely after a little bit of use. Just a really pleasant rifle to use.

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    Savage model 11 lightweight hunter

    I got one in 7mm08 to review with the new Weaver grand slam.

    In short: loved the scope. Loved the reticle, the smoothness of the zoom, the low profile (compared to my older model which is a bit chunky).

    Rifle wise - I could not get it to shoot. I think this was heavily due to me. I found the length of pull longer than my other savage and being unsuppressed I started flinching and pulling. I could shoot no better than 2MOA I took a bit of footage of me shooting and the oversize length of pull left me quite 'open' if that makes sense. My master arm was over extended and neck crooked right out forward. Put me in a really weak position.

    I was really heartbroken as I wanted to love it as much as my other savage! It looks shit hot in my opinion and the price is awesome. The action was beautiful and the Mag seemed a bit sturdier than my one on my.223 (Mag is plastic with a plastic clip)

    Anyway sorry for the waffling... I learnt a lot from testing that gun. Wish I had one in midget size. (I don't really like any of their youth rifles). Enjoy, I'm jealous


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    Ive recently acquired one in 6.5 Creedmoor, i quite like it, i think, but haven't hunted it yet (have too many rifles)

    I find its fairly lively to shoot off the bench, being reasonably light and really light in the barrel.

    If i was looking for a nice light rifle to hunt, i reckon the Kimber Montana in stainless would be hard to beat tho, this Savage with its wooden stock is a pretty looking thing, maybe too pretty for me. Im still undecided on it, but i have a few options in the safe to choose from now, if i didnt i would probably love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    I got one in 7mm08 to review with the new Weaver grand slam.

    In short: loved the scope. Loved the reticle, the smoothness of the zoom, the low profile (compared to my older model which is a bit chunky).

    Rifle wise - I could not get it to shoot. I think this was heavily due to me. I found the length of pull longer than my other savage and being unsuppressed I started flinching and pulling. I could shoot no better than 2MOA I took a bit of footage of me shooting and the oversize length of pull left me quite 'open' if that makes sense. My master arm was over extended and neck crooked right out forward. Put me in a really weak position.

    I was really heartbroken as I wanted to love it as much as my other savage! It looks shit hot in my opinion and the price is awesome. The action was beautiful and the Mag seemed a bit sturdier than my one on my.223 (Mag is plastic with a plastic clip)

    Anyway sorry for the waffling... I learnt a lot from testing that gun. Wish I had one in midget size. (I don't really like any of their youth rifles). Enjoy, I'm jealous


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    Sounds like you need a Rem Model 7, i love the small size of them, slightly shorter LOP, shorter stock, thinner fore-end, short barrel.

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    I have one. .223
    Love it. Can't fault it.
    You can get them in stainless now.

    NZGuns have just tested a 7-08 stainless (report not published yet). Shot under moa at 200.
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    I've also used one in 223 and really liked it.

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    Im looking at one in 308 , if they are lively to shoot maybe i should look at something a tad heavier?

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    Savage model 11 lightweight hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Im looking at one in 308 , if they are lively to shoot maybe i should look at something a tad heavier?
    Buy it, get some nice boots, spend the time in the hills that you would only have wasted on a good looking woman, find deer, harvest them, live your life long and healthy, say to yourself "recoil? What recoil
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    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Put a muffler on it. That will make it pleasant to shoot.
    You won't regret getting the Lightweight Savage.

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    Sounds good to me, whats the usual price in a shop for one?

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    Around $1300, from memory.

    Assume you may be looking at the .308 one on trademe that's had some money thrown at it for little gain..

    There are also a couple being cleared out from ex-sportways stock on there, in 223 and 243. (tme username hv6) Ex-samples, priced a shade over $1k


    Definitely agree with Tahr about throwing a suppressor on... but I would say that about pretty much any rifle.

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    The stainless model would be nice for overnighters
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Get a price from Giles at Taihape Sports. He got mine for me and it was a sharp price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Get a price from Giles at Taihape Sports. He got mine for me and it was a sharp price.
    Think he has the sharpest prices in NZ
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

 

 

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