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    Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    So I was in the LGS today,and I saw a Savage Model 110 E Serial E814071. It is in caliber .30-06.
    They want $229 for it. Don't own a Savage(yet) but the bug has bitten. This only my second thread, so please bear with any ignorance.

    The bluing is good, but the stock is ugly as sin. The wood is nice, but it seems that the varnish?, clear coat? is non-existent. Has a scope mount and rings, but they don't really match up to the ejection port. It has already been tapped for sights(factory), and all of the non-used srews are still in place.

    The important part is that the rifling is really nice, and the bolt is smooth as silk. The trigger to me seems very light, with almost no travel to it. They said the guy used it for target shooting, so maybe a diferent trigger?
    It has in internal magazine.

    Is this a good price? Could I eventually swap the barrel and stock over to a .308 or .358 long distance setup and still keep the total investment under $1000?
    Thanks again for all the input!
    David

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    A good price. Yes. See my addition to your previous post. Keep in mind what is there is strictly my opinion, I am sure you will get others.

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    WestPat,

    Where is this LGS you speak of...address, phone number...I want to go ahead and BUY that gun for $229 and have it shipped to my FFL...just kidding...MAN YOU CANT BUY A BARE SAVAGE ACTION FOR THAT...BUY THE GUN AND DONT LOOK BACK...

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    I will be glad to let you know as soon as I buy it! 8) ;D :D
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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    I was jus kiddin...BUY THAT ****ED THING AND DONT LOOK BACK...hell of a deal...

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    That is an excellent buy. I own a 110E with a number just a few digits higher than yours, in the same caliber. If you get to checking on it you will find it dates to the early 80's ... 83 if I remember correctly. they are excellent shooters right off the bat, if you upgrade the optics, you might not even want to change the rest of the rifle. (yes I do know that the .308 shoots flatter, but you can still get more than enough accuracy to take a deer at 600 without changing parts.

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Sounds like I will be learning on this one for a while. I am good out to 100yds, but I have access to lanes up to 500yds. So I look forward to enjoying it as it is, and upgrading as my skills catch up with the rifle.
    Thanks,
    David

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    (yes I do know that the .308 shoots flatter, but you can still get more than enough accuracy to take a deer at 600 without changing parts.
    Huh?

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by stangfish
    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    (yes I do know that the .308 shoots flatter, but you can still get more than enough accuracy to take a deer at 600 without changing parts.
    Huh?
    I'm with you stangfish.

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by JackinSD
    Quote Originally Posted by stangfish
    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    (yes I do know that the .308 shoots flatter, but you can still get more than enough accuracy to take a deer at 600 without changing parts.
    Huh?
    I'm with you stangfish.
    The OP asked about switching to a .308 I was simply mentioning that with a little practice on the rifle and some good loads, you do not need to switch to a .308

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    I say buy it. My first donor was the same thing with a scope that rattled for $249.I replaced just about everything on it so far and rebarreled to 308.If there's something you don't like,just change it. I'm hooked!
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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Went by the gun store today and put it on hold. I will get it in a couple of weeks when I get my bonus from work. Thanks to everyone for the input and reassurance. I am really excited to shoot it and I will share my results.
    Also another added value I suppose is that it has a Leupold base and scope rings for the 110. It looked funny to me, but I cross referenced it with MidwayUSA. I have a cheap but decent scope to start out with.
    I will keep everyone posted.
    Thanks,
    David

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    Quote Originally Posted by JackinSD
    Quote Originally Posted by stangfish
    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    (yes I do know that the .308 shoots flatter, but you can still get more than enough accuracy to take a deer at 600 without changing parts.
    Huh?
    I'm with you stangfish.
    The OP asked about switching to a .308 I was simply mentioning that with a little practice on the rifle and some good loads, you do not need to switch to a .308
    I thought you were saying the 308 shoots flatter than the 30-06.

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by JackinSD
    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    Quote Originally Posted by JackinSD
    Quote Originally Posted by stangfish
    Quote Originally Posted by etumil
    (yes I do know that the .308 shoots flatter, but you can still get more than enough accuracy to take a deer at 600 without changing parts.
    Huh?
    I'm with you stangfish.
    The OP asked about switching to a .308 I was simply mentioning that with a little practice on the rifle and some good loads, you do not need to switch to a .308
    I thought you were saying the 308 shoots flatter than the 30-06.
    It does, but unless you are shooting competition with handloads, you probably would not even notice it.

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    Re: Model 110 E .30-06 Good value as Starter Savage

    I guess I need to get one of those flat shooting .308's that magically shoot flatter than a 30-06. My 30-06 shoots 180 gr bullets flatter than my .308 shoots 165 gr bullets.
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