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Old 05-29-2020, 12:06 PM
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Default Savage 110 ultralight

Does anyone own one? Looking for reviews
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:19 PM
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The Lightweight I had was a great gun. Accurate, handled well. The only thing I did to it was glass bed the stock. I am not over fond of the Accu-Trigger on a hunting gun. If I had kept the gun I would have changed that out for a Rifle Basix. Sold it to a guy last year that just had to have it. He is very happy with it too.

You may want to check out the other thread on issues he is having getting any kind of decent service from Savage. Been seeing a lot more of this the last year or so. Savage used to be great to deal with. No idea what changed. I have a fair number of them, but I wouldn't be buying any new ones today.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:33 PM
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I bought one several years ago in .243 for my wife. Fit and finish is nice, shoots well and trigger is great. Only gripe with the accu-trigger would be when wearing larger gloves. Other than that its been a great little rifle. Its sure nice to carry after lugging around my M77 Ruger!
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:55 PM
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This is just my two cents after having owned numerous Savages. I had two with failure to feed issues and one with a failure to fire issue. I am done with Savage unless someone dropped one off on my doorstep for free, but I'd likely sell that one too.

Real friends don't let their friends buy Savage.

However, they are typically very accurate, especially for the price.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:04 PM
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Something just seems wrong about spending that much for a Savage.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:52 PM
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I have one
Itís pretty good
Good bang for the buck
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:16 PM
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Something just seems wrong about spending that much for a Savage.
Itís the proof barrel. The Barrel alone run $1200 or so up here in Canada so really the rifles are a bargain at that price.
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:26 PM
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Itís the proof barrel. The Barrel alone run $1200 or so up here in Canada so really the rifles are a bargain at that price.
I understand why the price is that high, it just seems strange seeing a Savage with that high of a price tag. Savage will always be a bargain basement rifle to me.
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I understand why the price is that high, it just seems strange seeing a Savage with that high of a price tag. Savage will always be a bargain basement rifle to me.
Who doesnít like a bargain!? Different strokes for different folks I guess. Many shooters canít afford the next level of firearms. Your Remmys, Winchesterís, tikka, Ruger etc... need to be able to afford to shoot the darn rifle after you buy it too! Factory ammo prices arenít exactly bargain basement either. And lots of folks are quite happy shooting savage rifles, I for one shoot .5 moa groups with some of my handloads out of savage rifles. For a hunting rifle, that gets beat around in the bush, they are perfect. Maybe those higher end rifles primarily go hunting on the console of trucks... haha.

I looked at the ultralight the other day and itís an awesome rifle, havenít shot it myself tho. Like mentioned above, that barrel is worth more than most savage rifles all together. The 110 action is super dependable and accurate, ive got several thousand rounds through model 10 actions, they shoot great for me.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:48 AM
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Who doesnít like a bargain!? Different strokes for different folks I guess. Many shooters canít afford the next level of firearms. Your Remmys, Winchesterís, tikka, Ruger etc... need to be able to afford to shoot the darn rifle after you buy it too! Factory ammo prices arenít exactly bargain basement either. And lots of folks are quite happy shooting savage rifles, I for one shoot .5 moa groups with some of my handloads out of savage rifles. For a hunting rifle, that gets beat around in the bush, they are perfect. Maybe those higher end rifles primarily go hunting on the console of trucks... haha.

I looked at the ultralight the other day and itís an awesome rifle, havenít shot it myself tho. Like mentioned above, that barrel is worth more than most savage rifles all together. The 110 action is super dependable and accurate, ive got several thousand rounds through model 10 actions, they shoot great for me.
Yes there is a place for bargain basement rifles, but at $1700-$1800, the Savage Ultralight is certainly not a bargain basement rifle.
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Real friends don't let their friends buy Savage.
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I haven't seen one of these new Savages , but can certainly attest to the accuracy and dependability of the 110 action.
When I can run my iron sights from 200 to 600 , to 1K then turret back down to 200 with first round hits from the prone position with a sling with a factory Savage in 308, I'm okay with that .

I have no issues with Savage rogues and will likely buy another in the future .
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:36 AM
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Yes there is a place for bargain basement rifles, but at $1700-$1800, the Savage Ultralight is certainly not a bargain basement rifle.
Neither is a 40X Remington but the 783 is.
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:56 AM
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Neither is a 40X Remington but the 783 is.
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Remington has always had premium models, it's what they were known for before they started with the economy models. Savage has always been known for economy models, an $1800 hunting rifle is a huge change for them. It will be interesting to see how many they sell.
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Remington has always had premium models, it's what they were known for before they started with the economy models. Savage has always been known for economy models, an $1800 hunting rifle is a huge change for them. It will be interesting to see how many they sell.
It seems they are really leaning towards the mountain hunting scenarios with this rifle. Anyone can pack a rifle around regular bush for a day no problem. If your packing in and out of the mountains, a lighter rifle is a must. And if youíre hunting these scenarios, youíre investing more money anyways in all your gear.
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It seems they are really leaning towards the mountain hunting scenarios with this rifle. Anyone can pack a rifle around regular bush for a day no problem. If your packing in and out of the mountains, a lighter rifle is a must. And if youíre hunting these scenarios, youíre investing more money anyways in all your gear.
I have backpacked for sheep a few times, and goat as well. I carried rifles weighing around 9lbs all in and was successful on both species. A lighter rifle is nice, but it isn't a must. Most people would be better off losing an extra 5 lbs, or spending more effort on conditioning, than buying a rifle weighing a pound or two less. But I do agree, that having the option of buying lighter rifle is a good thing.
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A couple of things about Savage rifles. They started making left hand versions available in the late 60s and they were the first to give us a reasonably priced option. I have been buying and shooting Savage rifles since the late 60s and I have never got one that would not shoot under an inch with the factory barrel. I also never had one that gave me any grief except for a 110C with the side release mag. I got rid of that one because it would not feed reliably, even though is was very accurate.

The older guns did not have nice lines and that slotted barrel nut wan't real pretty, but a wood rasp and some time, you could make them look a whole bunch better. I have worn the barrels out on more than a few Savage rifles, so I know they hold up well. The last 15 years, they are actually turning out some nicer looking guns, smooth barrel nut, but still very easy to swap barrels if you want to. Also, with the floating bolt head, you don't need to true a Savage action so replacing the barrel is a whole bunch cheaper than it is on a Rem 700. You can also swap bolt heads so you can change cartridges very easily from 223, to 308 to mag class rounds.

Some of you look down your noses at Savage rifles. I can pretty much afford to buy whatever gun I want and I still think Savage is a good gun, especially at that price point. Up until the last year or two, you seldom heard of issues with them and if you did have a problem, Savage was Johnnie on the spot to help you straighten it out. Savage, Ruger, Weatherby Vanguard and Tikka are about the only reasonably priced guns that don't consistently have issue. Bergara, Remington, Marlin, Mossberg, Winchester, Thompson and most of the other common 1000 dollar and under guns have a lot of issues. Savage is also the only gun company I know of that has entered multiple shooting competitions with off the shelf guns and won.

I still own a few Savage rifles and I still think they are a good choice for many shooters.
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Remington has always had premium models, it's what they were known for before they started with the economy models. Savage has always been known for economy models, an $1800 hunting rifle is a huge change for them. It will be interesting to see how many they sell.
788 and 710 were two that were not premium rifles
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788 and 710 were two that were not premium rifles
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Exactly why I posted "before they started with the economy models". The 710/770 was junk, and was the start of the Remington decline. The 788 was decent for the price, but most people think 700, when they think Remington rifles. The 700 and model 70 were quality firearms when they were introduced.
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Exactly why I posted "before they started with the economy models". The 710/770 was junk, and was the start of the Remington decline. The 788 was decent for the price, but most people think 700, when they think Remingron rifles. The 700 and model 70 were quality firearms when they were introduced.
That is because most people have no idea that Remington, Savage and Winchester all made good bolt action rifles other than the 700,70 and 110.
As fad as the 788 goes, since its inception the only thing it had as far as quality goes was a fast lock time .
Cheap ,uncomfortable stocks,and sharp edged stamped metal magazines that would cut you in a Heart beat were just two of the negatives of that economy rifle .
Every rifle brand has its negatives .
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