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There is a used Savage 110 in .25-06 at the local gun shop I am thinking about. It has a $189 price tag. It's dressed in modern(cheap), but nice (Not beat up), wood with checkering. It's got what I assume is a cheap scope on it.

I don't know much of anything about Savage hunting rifles. Please educate me on the Savage 110's.

Edit to Add: 22" barrel, no letter designation on the receiver. Just labeled as a model 110.
 

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I would have to jump on it at that price point unless it had some obvious problems. That's a great caliber but the Savage barrel nut lends itself to easy barrel swaps and head spacing if you wanted it to be something else.
 

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Can't say much about the Savage 110's except they are long action, if memory serves. My Model 10 in .308 shoots very well. Ten rounds under one inch at 100 yards. Vortex Viper glass.

Does the 110 have the Savage Accu-trigger? If so, I'd grab it up myself. That's a very nice trigger, straight out of the box.
 

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Savage Accu-trigger
It doesn't suit everyone. I loved mine. As a comparison We tuned the trigger on my Zastava ( Chas Daly Mini Mauser ) basically by reducing the creep only, nothing else. It became like a button - potentiometer. I got used to it the first trip out to the range but really wasn't keen on it. I understand people want exactly what it was delivering though.

Then I got my Model 12 Savage with it's accu-trigger. I adjusted it slightly and immediately loved it. It suits me perfectly, I like the movement of the first bit, taking that up and knowing OKAY from here, pressure means BANG. I adjusted the Zastava trigger back off a tiny amount after that but it's not what the accu-trigger gives me in confidence.

I wholeheartedly agree with the comment that with a Savage firearm you very often do get more than you pay for. Mine was easily the best rifle I'd ever owned for a very fair price.
 

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Like to see this rifle if he gets it. The Model 110 was certainly a higher end model. Am surprised by the good deals that can be had on the older used guns like this and the others like the Rem. 700 or post Winchester model 70. They are a good score for even $350-450 as they are a cut above many of the budget jobs of today.
 

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Honestly I dont know much about savage 110's but at that price id say its probably worth it. ( assuming the action is smooth and the barrel is in decent shape) I'd go back with a flashlight and check the bore, other than that I'd say its a go. It's very hard to find a decent rifle for a price like that, esp with glass, if the glass is older then its probably not bad quality, the newer cheap scopes can be pretty crappy, but older ones seem to be just a bit better.
 

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The Savage 110 model was a very nice rifle. It is an older model and Savage came out with other models after that to replace it. The 110 was known as one of the best and most accurate mass produced rifles right out of the box. They made them in many calibers back then in 308, 30.06, 25.06, 270, 243, 300 mag, 7mm mag and others. I had the 7mm mag. It came as a package deal from Savage at the time. It had a Redfield scope, sling and plastic rifle case. I would get it if it were me if you can use a 25.06. That caliber is good for deer sized game at long distance. Also hog, antelope and varmint hunting.
 

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Honestly I dont know much about savage 110's but at that price id say its probably worth it. ( assuming the action is smooth and the barrel is in decent shape) I'd go back with a flashlight and check the bore, other than that I'd say its a go. It's very hard to find a decent rifle for a price like that, esp with glass, if the glass is older then its probably not bad quality, the newer cheap scopes can be pretty crappy, but older ones seem to be just a bit better.
Glad to hear that concerning older scopes. Still got an old Redfield Tracker floating around. Gotta see if it is still holdin zero. Forget what I paid back around 1982 for it but wonder how the glass clarity compares with todays $250 scopes.
 

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I apologize for the poor lighting. The lighting in the house is, well, poor. I can try to get a better picture tomorrow.

It's in remarkable shape. It looks to have been a hunting rifle that was carried some and shot a few times. I haven't attempted to date it yet.
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It's not clear in the picture, but the magazine is blind, not coming through the stock.
The trigger does not appear to be adjustable, and is fairly rough. It may clean up a little with lubrication; this thing is dry.
 

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That was quick on the pics Dutch. Looks darn nice for that amount. I look for used a lot more today as many rifles don't see the woods too often and shot even less. Be willing to bet it shoots very well. If trigger is not to your liking down the road a Timney is always a possibility.
 

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I've gotten lucky a few times in the past year. It helps that the local gun store has a good inventory with a pretty high turnover. They do a lot of consignment sales, so there's generally some pretty neat stuff floating around. Once in a while I find something in my price range.
 
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