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Thread: New Dick's Sporting Goods Package - "Model 11 VT"

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    Wtlj wrote:
    I bought the .223 model, any scope recommendations cpurick?
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    Did it not come with the Bushnell 4-12X40 scope like Savage told you?

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    Yes Bushnell 4x12x40 sharpshooter

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    I'm not qualified to recommend a scope.

    I upgraded because just about everything's better than a package scope, and because I'm planning to use this rifle for half-mile shooting -- which is the same reason I rebarreled to .260 Remington.

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    Upfront disclaimer: I get no kickbacks from Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG), and am not an employee thereof.

    Today, I went into my local DSG to see if they had a specimen on the rack. I had not even finished my "Do you have the new Savage..." when the CSR behind the counter smiled and pointed to the top rack. "I thought you would be in sooner or later to look at these," he quipped. He and I have had a lot of very good rifle discussions over the past few years and he knows me as a Savage guy.

    Anyway, I looked at the rifle. It is relatively heavy. I didn't have a scale, but I'd guess about 10+ pounds at least, not what you want for walking around the woods rifle, but fine for shooting off a rest. The stock has the wider beavertail and although it flexed when I applied pressure with my hand, I would guess that there was enough room between the stock and barrel that even with shooting from a bipod, the stock would not touch the barrel. (Those of you who have tried it may certainly correct me if I am wrong...I'm just guessing here).

    One interesting thing my friend behind the counter did say was that most of DSG discounts specifically exclude firearms, but if you open up a new DSG credit card account, you could get 10% off anything, including firearms, that would bring the pre-tax $599 price down to $539.10.

    That's what I know.
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    Is the vt barrel stainless

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    Is the vt barrel stainless?
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    I haven't seen it yet (I hope to today), but at $600, I doubt it. That seems like too good price for a heavy barreled rifle with even a marginal scope to also have a stainless steel barrel.
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    Probably not S/S, the whole thing is matte black.

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    I have one in .223 its all matte black. I love it. I need a bipod and sling for the gun any suggestions. Don't mind spending good money on the best.

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    Someone should post a picture!

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    Awesome, thanks. Looks like an awesome rifle for the price.

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    Dicks does exclusive's aa the time by deleting certain items like the accustock,they can compete with remington and others.It is just like a line item delete they do on cars and trucks and when you get it you soon realize why it was a bargain.Just a heads up,if you bought the remington,northlanders has criterion remage barrel packages so you can change them out just like a savage with the remage nut.
    Willing to give back for what the sport has done for me!

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    I am looking to buy either the new heavy barrel DSG Savage m11-VT, or Remington 700 SPS Varmint, in .308. Need advice as to the comparison between the two. In Savage, I am not too crazy about AccuTrigger, but I like DBM. In Remington trigger is nice, but no DBM, and the barrel did not look like free-floating. I would like to do target shooting at 200yards, working myself up to 500.
    Would anyone care to comment on the overall quality of the two, how susceptible are they for mods. I thought that it was Remington action that people would buy and put new barrels on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbearman View Post
    Dicks does exclusive's aa the time by deleting certain items like the accustock,they can compete with remington and others.It is just like a line item delete they do on cars and trucks and when you get it you soon realize why it was a bargain.Just a heads up,if you bought the remington,northlanders has criterion remage barrel packages so you can change them out just like a savage with the remage nut.
    I disagree with them being sub-par. The only reason they sell store exclusives is to please that market. If they made the same gun for everyone the price would be higher! This just means they don't have to lower their standards to compete in big box stores, add 1-2 different parts and they have a different model that cant be compared (price wise) with another one of their guns. There's nothing cheaper on that gun than any other gun they build.
    Last edited by Wtlj; 03-11-2013 at 09:17 PM.

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    Have any of you who purchased the Model 11 VT been to the range with it yet? Can you report back what is the best group you've shot with it, the average group, and how satisfied you are with it?

    i have been torturing myself with which .223 to buy. I think I have finally settled on Savage because of being able to change the barrel myself. It is down to this one or spending much more money to buy one of the Savage target or varmint actions along with a Shilen bull or varmint barrel and who knows what stock that NSS sells.

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