Congrats on finding a shooter. You never know whether you'll get a one holer or a scatter gun. I love it when the cheapies out shoot the high dollar custom jobs. It levels the playing field for us po folks.
Yep, I going to buy another. I am going to buy a .223 just for plinking at the range. I camouflaged my 25.06 stock. I will try to post a picture within a couple of days, I am very pleased with the way it turned out. These really seem to be a bargain to me.
I bought one a few months back in .243 It is a great shooter ! But, the stock on mine was so rough at the seams and checkering it would actually slice my hands. I'm going to sand it down and repain, sure hate too, I like the grey color.
Just curious,did the stocks on the ones you bought so rough ? you can see where the factory filled the mold here and ther before pouring the material for the stock.
Yes I would buy another and convert it to .358 win.
I purchased a Savage 16, and the synthetic stock was the same way.
Sharp mold seams, and just in general a rough stock. I took my
random orbital detail sander, and sanded the exterior of the stock
with the intention of painting it. The sanding turned it into a dusty
matte black finish, which is all I need for a long range field gun, so I
never painted it. It does feel MUCH better after sanding. Maybe some
long winter weekend I will take a shot at painting it, but for now,
when this .22-250 barks, some varmint is about to have a bad day.
I'm not a big fan of synthetic stocks. Can this model be purchased with a walnut or laminated stock? How about with a heavy barrel? I guess what I'm asking is can it be had in a varmint configuration. Best wishes.
I don't like synthetic stocks either, unless they are going to be abused like my ranch rifle. But for me accurancy is mandatory and I think the Savage has that reputation. http://www.savagearms.com/st_200short.htm
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