I just saw a 111 Rifle combo in the paper this AM for $319.98. I probably would not like the scope, but it is one heck of a deal even if you do not want the scope. If the scope works for you ; then it is even a better deal. I do not think this particular model has the accutrigger. Some model 111's do. I have swapped barrel on Savages and it is as easy as ncsurveyor says it is. Just make sure you clean it up good before you shoot it; inside and out.
I would look for a wood stocked version, the synthetic stocks leave something to be desired IMO. I also wouldn't pay more for the package version of the gun verses the non-package version, the scope and rings aren't worth it. What these guys said about barrel swaps is right on, makes it nice if you decide you want something different later on.
I bought my son a model 111 2 years ago. I took it to the range today. Got it squared away. He's in Korea now and I told him that I would find a load that this rifle really likes . Right now it's loaded with 46 gr. of varget pushing a 139 hornady sp. I'm impressed with the accuracy, but I'm going to reload it next time with IMR 4350.
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