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Well ive got the Remington 700 already which you can see on the 'POST YOUR RIGS THREAD". But, im interested in the Savage 10FP. The only way my wife is gonna let me get one is to sell the oher rig.  Can anyone provide any feedback on the 10FP.
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Just to refresh your memory here's the 700!!
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you wanna sell the 700 to get a savage 10 fp is that correct? savage is coming around quite nicely these days, but the advantage i see with the 700 is the availability of aftermarket parts as you well already know.

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Gotta agree with Pyro. Savage has come quite a ways ( for  ex- Accutrigger is super ) , but I would stick with the 700 and Its plethora of aftermarket stuff..  ..Try telling her the new rifle is for her and not you...and you'd be happy to site it in for her ,etc and that way you could have both.........

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Yeah thats correct, another reason im leaning towards selling it is because Savage makes most of their models available to lefties.  I settled on this right handed version of the 700 becuase to get a lefty 700 your gonna spend about 800 bucks.  Its bolt action so i know left and right dont really  matter to much in terms of one shot one kill, but i just want things to look proper.
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Oh and if i could find a heavy varmint type barrel for the 30.06 i'd be dead set on keeping this one.  It seems most manufacturers make their varmint style/heavy police barrels aimed at the .308 caliber, and respectively so.
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So, you want a LH .308 or 30-06 heavy barreled rifle?

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Sure Do, Got any in mind?
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.308 preferably, heard good things about the Savage 10FLP,left version of FP.
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Oh and Martin that was a great idea, cept i cant get my wife to shoot my Sig .22!  The little pop it makes scares her.  It would surely be comedic to see her behind a .308 and pull the trigger.
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I'm a sworn lefty and shoot a VSLH Remington .308.

I love it, but I've shot RH rifles and shot guns my whole life until a few years ago.

I got tired of compromising and running the bolt with my weak hand.

 

As you rightly noted, Savages do offer more for us lefties and are wicked accurate out of the box, typically. The Accu-Trigger seems to be well thought of, but I personally am luke warm on them and like my "self tuned" Remington trigger better.

Maybe I need more trigger time with the Savage...(Shrug)

 

You may be able to find an older Remington VSLH like mine on Gunbroker.com. 

Or this....http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/left-hand /model_700_VSF.asp

Or just get the Savage. Both are good.

 

 



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i will say it again i feel really bad for anybody who is a lefty, but i will say in my own right handed defense that i have shot a couple of whitetail deer left handed with my right handed rifle and i never practice shooting lefty either but it sucks for you south paws its like they treat you as a minority and thats sad.

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i will say it again i feel really bad for anybody who is a lefty, but i will say in my own right handed defense that i have shot a couple of whitetail deer left handed with my right handed rifle and i never practice shooting lefty either but it sucks for you south paws its like they treat you as a minority and thats sad.

 

Shooting an AR is even a little worse for us!! 

The gas blows back in your face after every shot........ 

 

C'est la vie......

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single shots  seem for the most part to work either way, but how much would that suck?
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Hell- I am left eye dominant and right handed ( + to make matters worse- also a Ravens fan ) ,, I was taught to shoot left handed, but life with  58 cal Zuave powder burns to the face plus the occasionally  Rem. 7400 and AR15  deflected shell burns didn't help that . I have over the last 10 years or so decided to  sight in centerfire rifles  both left and right handed, and shoot shotguns ( trap mostly ) primarily left handed , depending on the stand or setup. Actually, being able to shoot either way from a tree stand has helped on occasion . Eye dominance can be pain in the a** .
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  Frenchie knows about the Ravens ??? okay ...but yes--lately they do stink

 

 

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nothing a middle linebacker who was in a murder trial, sounds like a snoop doggy dog record not a nfl team.

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Now we have a shunk as a football expert???? Too rough a game for the Frenchy`s......
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My Savage LHander is a hammer.  I lover her and she's perty accurate too.  If you didn't have the Remmy I'd say go for the Savage.  Hell if you do sell the Remmy get a long action Savage, and turn her into a swap barrel system.  With the Savage it's only a matter of taking off the barrel nut and there you go do it yourself without a gunsmith.  Multiple calibers one weapon.  I will soon be doing the same thing, keeping my factory .308 barrel and buying a 7mm barrel so I can it out to a mile .  I will say though if the only thing that will keep you with that Remmy is the need for a heavy 30.06 barrel and you haven't found one yet check these out.  Rock Creek (Mike Rock), Shilen, Lothar Walther, Hart, Schneider, Obermyher and I'm sure a few others I've missed make fantastic barrels and before you ask no one of the mentioned is better than any of the others.  Google anyone of them and give them a call or email and I'm positive anyone of them would make anything you would want, in what ever twist, countor, length and hell even a built in muzzle brake so you could see your hits down range.  I don't own anyone of these barrels but a few on this board and others that have some hot sh*t customs run the barrels I mentioned above, and are getting phenominal results.  I have shot the Schneiders though since that is what the USMC M40A3's use for their tubes.  Wasn't a sniper but go to play with the rifles quite a bit.

 

Hope this helps.

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Good info from everyone. I appreciate the help. I decided to sell it!,,Its got 21 hours left on gunbroker with one bid.  Something about the way the 10flp looks and the way everyone talks about it makes parts of me do things that my wife has not made them do in a long time! It outta make a good project gun anyways regardless.  I get my Super Sniper in the mail tomorrow so that'll be a welcome addition for a new rifle.
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OK I'm a little late to this thread but I'm a savage fan, I own a 10FP that shoots honest mid threes to mid fours with 150SMK's and 150AB's. I put it in a stockade stock (mule deer) bedded it and headspaced the factory heavy barrel. Cut the barrel to 22" with a recessed target crown, adjusted the accutrigger to 1 1/2# for load work and tighten it to 2 1/2# for hunting. Added a SSS recoil lug and scoped it with a conquest 3.5x10 scope in signiture rings. Use lapaua brass matched prepped, CCI BR2 primers, 45.8grains of RL15 powder and seat either brand of bullet .006 off lands. Black finish is very nice and other than the stock (you got to use a decent stock, the stock savage one is just too flimsy and don't manage recoil as well) and a $29 recoil lug (machined not stamped) it is all factory savage. I believe you can get the 10FP with either a HS Precision or a McMillian stock also in which case you would only really need to skim bed it and adjust the trigger. The crown on my barrel was excellant but it pays to always look that over on their factory barrels too. Hope you get a shooter and enjoy yours as much as I like mine.

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OK I just checked savages site......you can only get the left handed version with the savage factory stock. You could buy a Bell and Carlson or a stockade stock in synthetic and bed it to your action or stiffen and bed the factory stock and maybe put a better pad on it. I use right hand actions so I'm not aware of exactly who makes aftermarket stocks besides Kevin at stockade.

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