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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking in a bolt action in 243 cal.
I read both rifles had good reviews
I like the savage only because the fater barrel twist but it seem there in a lot of plastic parts on the lower end.
The t/c warranty is hard to beat and with them on sale for 399.00 and a 50.00 rebate it make the deal sweeter
I am not crazy about the 1 in 10 twist
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 08:11 PM
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Are you going to shoot 105-115gr match bullets? For 100gr & under the 1-10 does just fine.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 07:57 AM
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I like some of the new higher end Savages, but havn't warmed up to the Edge. Some are shooting well, but this is a no contest since you can get the TC for $350.00. You get a 1" accuracy guarantee, 5R rifling & a lifetime warranty & the 1-10 is a non issue for 100gr. huntiing bullets.

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Default Re: savage edge or t/c venture?

I shot over to Dicks to day and did take a look at the t/c venture
I am not a fan on plastic stocks but overall it did catch my eye.
I was unlucky they did not have the cal. I was looking for they list them on sale for 439.00 plus tax regular price 479.00
I then would have the t/c rebate of 50.00 so it would be around the 399.00 mark
I did like the LOP 13 1/2" gun balanced o.k.
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I have the Edge. Its factory trigger on heavy side and non-adjustable for trigger pull weight. Ejection port for spent brass too narrow on mine to easily load a single cartridge thru it. Wide spacing between factory scope mounts require use of a long scope or buying extension ring(s). Design of stock's trigger guard leaves area of stock at rear of action too thin and results in a vertical flex from pressure of pulling trigger. This occurs when I use my shooting cradle while benchrest shooting. I can see my elevation crosshair move at least one inch on a 100 yard target. Dispite the stock flex, rifle is fairly accurate.

Of your two choices, I'd say get the T/C Venture. You may want to take a look at the Marlin XS7 rifle in .243. The Marlin is accurate out of the box, has a good adjustable trigger and in price range you are looking. I have a Marlin XL7 in 25-06 and its a good rifle...cost me $319 plus tax a year or so ago.
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I stop at a small shop last week .The shop had a
Savage Edge
Marlin bolt XL7
T/c venture
I went threw all 3 guns on fit and finish bolt throw: detachable mag: and overall feel for the rifle
I have to say the t/c venture was my choice
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I have 2 Edge's, 223 and 7-08...............they are very, very accurate. Feel reaaly great when you shoulder the rifle. I had my gun smith do my triggers, 2 1/2" now. I think Timney(?) make a replacement trigger for them now. Prefer the Edge over my Marlin XL and XS but they come with a better trigger from the factory. My Edges were $285 OTD...........will be getting a 308 and 25-06 next summer........
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I HAD a Venture for a while and traded it. I never found a round it would shoot. Most everything I tried was way outside MOA. I did manage to find one round that what just stay about 1 moa with three shots. 1 MOA with 4 or 5 shouts was completely out of the question. The gun just turned me off and traded it for a Tikka which will do 1 MOA WITH 5 shots all day long.

I also have a Marlin xs7 in 7mm-08 and it is a track driver! I love that little rifle!

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I would pick the T/C venture hands down. I sighted in a 270 and my buddy that sights in rifles for a gun shop has sighted in quite a few in many different calibers and they all shot 1" or better at 100 yards with factory ammo. Most of the ammo shot was Federal's cheapest, the blue box. This ammo has proved it's accuracy in many different make rifles.
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