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FishNovice101

Got the new rifle...

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Well guys, here are a few pictures of the new rifle. It's a Savage Weather Warrior 116 with a Bushnell Elite 3-9 scope with Rainguard. I broke in the barrel last weekend and got the scope sighted in. Sure shoots nice. Can't wait for November 8th!!!!

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Nice choice on the scope, I have a 3200 series that is really nice to look through. What caliber did you go with?

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crazy Duh - forgot to add the caliber. It's a .270.

I shot 26 rounds through it to break it in. Love it!!

Can't wait!!

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Nice setup! I too just purchased a new rifle/scope setup so I can feel your excitement. I went with a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless 30-06 and Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 scope. I sighted it in last Sunday in the bitter cold breeze but as soon as I started blasting away my blood began to boil and I could not feel the cold. Good luck hunting this year and BE SAFE!!

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A 270 is a great caliber and very flat shooting with good down range shooting.

Now, go get yourself a deer.

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congrats on the purchase. Not a doubt in my mind that it'll give you decades of service. Nice to see a gun purchased that is made in the USA!!!!

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fishinmajishin,

I had heard good things about the Savage, and liked the accutrigger feature. I could have purchased a more expensive gun for sure, but I will typically use it two weekends a year seriously. The scope choice for me was a 3-9 no matter what brand. I looked through the Nikon and Bushnell, and liked how I saw things more clearly than the Nikon.

The caliber was a tougher decision. I had a lot of advice here on the forum, and I appreciate it all. I have always hunted with a 30-30, so I knew what that felt like and shot like. I am very fortunate to have a brother that has a wide variety of calibers for me to shoot, and so I did. I liked the .270, and heard, and proved that it shoots flat. See the attached photo to see the guns I shot in one afternoon that helped me make my choice.

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I checked out the Bushnell's a few weeks back, thought they were nice. Have heard good reviews of them. For the money the Savage is a great gun and the 270 is a versatile caliber. The only Savage I own is a 22 Hornet. Awesome shooter super accurate.

You made a good choice I think. Good luck and make sure you take some pics with it and your deer.

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