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Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? #2871394 12/26/11 06:15 PM
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I am looking at (3) different rifles in .338 Win Mag and would like opinions, comparisons, & reviews on these ONLY. All are stainless steel w/synthetic stocks.

#1 - Savage #116 FCSS

#2 - Howa #1500 w/Hogue stock

#3 - Ruger #77 Hawkeye

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Re: Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? [Re: cj7zrcool] #2871419 12/26/11 06:24 PM
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ruger all the way.

mine has never let me down, neither had any of the others we owned.

imo i think when you start to get into that caliber of rifle, its important to have a controlled round feed. I've had jams with my remington and one with a push feed winchester, never with my ruger.

i can load it upside down if i wanted to. that to me is a huge buying factor


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Re: Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? [Re: txtrophy85] #2871595 12/26/11 08:30 PM
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If you sell your gun down the road you need to look at resale value

the Ruger is going to hold its value the best, then Savage and Howa

they all shoot about the same

if you want to wrench around on your gun down the road the Savage will be your best bet, then Ruger then metric threaded Howa.


Re: Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? [Re: Adelbridge] #2873838 12/27/11 07:50 PM
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Re: Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? [Re: cj7zrcool] #2873860 12/27/11 07:57 PM
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I like my Howa rifles. They all shoot very well. The Savage is also a good one. I'm not a big fan of the Ruger rifles, though it is personal preference. I would head to a gun store to try to handle each of the 3 rifles if possible. Then make you mind up from there.




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Re: Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? [Re: ChadTRG42] #2882306 12/30/11 05:31 PM
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Thanks, guys. Any more opinions on these rifles?



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Re: Savage, Howa, or Ruger in .338 Win Mag? [Re: cj7zrcool] #2882320 12/30/11 05:37 PM
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If you don't ever intend on selling it or don't care about looks I would probably go with the Savage. They just tend to not hold their resale value as well as other brands. It's hard to argue with Savage's accuracy though. Howa would be my next choice.

I too am not a ruger fan other than a 10/22


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I would compare weights and think about how you will use it.

My Howa/Hogue (308) kicks significantly less than my Savage 99 (308) but is about 2 pounds heavier.. I use the Howa for the stand and the Savage when I'm mobile.


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Savage all the way!


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I have 2 Savages Weather Warriors, 1 Ruger 77, 1 No. 1 Ruger all
with a break..a neccisity..All shoot well...The Ruger 1 and one
of the Warriors will shoot 1/2 moa groups w/Barnes X..They are
not picky...The 77 is more finicky...I'd go with a Ruger for two
reasons...resale, and bbl lgth..I also would get a break on it
before I ever even shot it..The one I gave my son I got Ron Bartlett, Vais Muzzlebreaks to install one of his...the No. 1 had
one when I bought it at a gun show..It outshoots all of the others..I usually use 185gr X bullets..DD


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