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Old 01-03-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Savage Edge. Opinions?

Looking at getting a Savage Edge in either a .25-06 or a 7mm-08, any opinions or experiences with either these calibers or the gun itself? I got my 300 WSM But I want a gun that is not so big for deer, and one that is also multipurposful to the point in which I can kill deer, and elk as well as coyottes and it being cheap to shoot (not 22LR cheap but at least cheaper then the 300WSM).
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

They're called the Axis now. Savage makes a damn good gun for the money imo. I have a Model: 93 BRJ. This gun is a tack driver. I don' think you can go wrong with a savage.


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Old 01-11-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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I love how they fluted that barrel. Yeah, I been looking into them, I know a guy thats got one and everyone who says anything about them says there just cheap for savage to make so thats why the price is so low. Looking at a 25-06 for that savage, only because in WA you have to hunt with a .25 caliber or higher, and the 25-06 has great balastics for as small of a round it is. Still trying to pick between the edge standard or the edge stainless. never had a rifle with a blued barrel so i dont know how well they keep up. But I know all my other guns look brand new (expect my .22LR which i dont even care to much to even clean the barrel). But even after I get the rifle i still got to figure out what kind of scope I want to mount on it. thinkin of a Vx-2 with the LR duplex or a Vx-3 with a boone and croket big game recticle just to make that gun shine. I think its funny that my scopes end up being of more value then the rifle itself; but then again im a stubburn bastard and only will shoot with leupold.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:40 AM   #4
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

It really is hard to beat a Savage for out of the box accuracy.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:38 AM   #5
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It really is hard to beat a Savage for out of the box accuracy.
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...Savage, Stevens, Fox...when I was a youngun', they were more seperate in their being...Stevens was the low end...then Savage...then Fox(mostly nicer shotguns)...whether no-frills like the 311 or high end like the finer doubles from Fox...good, affordable guns...I guess Savage is all that's left...wish they'd make more models and shotguns again...

...well, I just got an eyefull!!! din't know they were this strong now...

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:58 AM   #7
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

i know nothing of that rifle other than it is the introductory model with low costs. Nothing wrong with that but i would guess that you want something with some reach. This particular savage does not have the acu-trigger and i don't know about that stock. It might be fine but then again you might need to do a serious trigger job on her (like most rifles).

go here to this page and use the "gun genie"................just type in your zip code and then select 25-06 on caliber and nothing else........it will give you several pages of options.

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #8
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

thanks deputy. They have some fancy ones, I wouldnt mind getting another tikka, It has one of the fastest bolts ive ever felt. I think im going to stick with a cheap savage 25-06 knowing that my max range with it will be 300 yrds; even tho theres said to be dead on accurate even for $300. if anything is farther then that and im trophy hunting ill just bust out my 300. Anyone have any comments upon blued or stainless barrels? Never owned a blued; id like to know if they are more of a pain in the ass to keep the outside looking new and its worthwhile spending an extra $50 to upgrade to stainless.
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

The blued ones will hold up well. Just lightly oil them when you put them up. Even when blueing wears off the gun won't rust if taken care of. Look at all of the 1911's floating around from 60, or more,years ago with no blue left. They all look fine.



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Old 01-18-2011, 10:05 PM   #10
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I have both blue and stainless,I also have Savage rifles as well, they are fine rilfes and will do the job very well. Its up to you as to what you get blue or stainless blue will last a long time its not the looks of the rifle that counts. Either will do you a fine job. A note you can if you reload use 270, 280 or 30-06 brass to load 25-06 just resize the brass and trim to lenght and your in buisness. I just happen to have a 25006 270 and a 30-06 love all 3, I know if you have the 06 you don't need the others but I love to shoot them and have hunted with all three, all three have put alot of meat on the table for me. Enjoy your new rifle I am sure it will serve you well.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:11 PM   #11
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

Snuffy, Thats useful information that I can use other brass to handload the 25-06. And Im glad you recommend the cartridge, Ill be excited to mount a nice scope in getting it dialed in for deer season. I heard the rifle is pretty good at long ranges? Im only going to shoot a max of 400 yrds tho... (I believe my first deer will be taken on an open wheat field). Any recommendation for optics on it?
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

Busnnell makes a fine scope i have several of them and won't take for any of them. I love the 25-05 but I love the 270 and 30-06 as well but if I was going to have one rifle just one I would take the 25-06, JMO. many reason is that I can make brass for out of 30-06 270 280, major plus to me. just got to keep it marked.
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

as far as a budget scope is concerned, the bushnell "banner" line has given me years and years of excellent service.

There are indeed better scopes costing more money out there......but i will not go below the "banner" level of quality....
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I have been sold on the Nikon scopes. Even there lower end models are pretty darn awesome for clarity and brightness. But like Deputy, I have also had good luck with Bushnell Banner scopes. I have 2 guns wearing them now.
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I have several of them as well each are great, really depends on what your check book can afford and you like. I like the bigger bells myself.
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Re: Savage Edge. Opinions?

If I ever get to where I can, I'll be looking at one of those in .22-250. The only Savage I have right now is a single shot stainless steel model 12 BVSS-S in .308. I put a Leatherwood scope on it, and could kick myself in the butt several times over for not getting another Leupold. I do have to say that the rifle is boringly accurate @ 200 yards with 168 gr handloads.......As far as the rifle range is....
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