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I may have to buy a Savage Rifle.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,342 Senior Member
Bear with me........

I happened upon 616 cases of once fired Hornady Match .338 Lapua brass in need of a free home. Doing the math, that’s over $1,400 in brass if it were new.

Well, I got brass.........need a gun, right?
I have a Surgeon .338 Lapua for work at the shoe store. But, that too pricey for a personal option. Surfing around, about the only reasonable price option is the Savage 112 Magnum Target. 


I like the laminate stock and the fact it is single shot and comes with the Target Accurrigger, which supposedly adjusts down pretty light. 
I’m gonna give some of the brass to a friend as I likely won’t need ALL of it, even if I reload.
Any thoughts or experience on or with this rifle?
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 592 Senior Member
    Thoughts yeah....wait I'm still laughing. 
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,061 Senior Member
    Do it, and you'll never go back.  >:)
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,833 Senior Member
    Hmmmm, it's not April 1st.......
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 370 Member
    Free hat?


    The Laughing Savage.

  • HappySquidHappySquid Member Posts: 393 Member
    Brass is more worth than the purchase of the rifle. Ordered yet ???(only intelligent move)  ;)
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,897 Senior Member
    Late to the party!! When does your rifle arrive?  B)
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Late to the party!! When does your rifle arrive?  B)
    I’m rarely impulsive. I have to mill over it for a bit. 
    Though, I’ve already put dies and bullets in my wish list. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    Unless you already have them. Powder, primers, and bullets in enough quantity to fill bushel baskets will be needed for that much brass.

    I know the Savage product has a reputation for accuracy. Will it stand up to long hard use as well?

    Im asking because some of the more expensive platforms look heavier with more steel.
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Have a Savage in .308 and with the accutrigger its is dead on accurate.  Strictly a hunting rifle and I have never had any issues putting 30-40 down range on a range day.

    Good luck,
    Patrick
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,068 Senior Member
    I think your math is low by about 160 bucks based on Midways price per 100.
    How can you go wrong?  You may even already have a scope on the shelf?  Savages ain't pretty in most peoples eyes, but their reputation for being accurate is rarely argued.  Go for it, take pictures and let the rest of us that do not have a range to shoot a beast like that enjoy through you
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    😳
    Hell NO!!

    Remember, I’m looking for the less invasive route to this solution. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,132 Senior Member
    Where is the real Zee and what have you done with him?
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    Unless you already have them. Powder, primers, and bullets in enough quantity to fill bushel baskets will be needed for that much brass.

    I know the Savage product has a reputation for accuracy. Will it stand up to long hard use as well?

    Im asking because some of the more expensive platforms look heavier with more steel.
    Already have powder (Retumbo) and primers. 👍🏻

    This won’t be a hard use gun. Just something for long range shooting and hunting. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,246 Senior Member
    Of course you should get it.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    I think your math is low by about 160 bucks based on Midways price per 100.
    How can you go wrong?  You may even already have a scope on the shelf?  Savages ain't pretty in most peoples eyes, but their reputation for being accurate is rarely argued.  Go for it, take pictures and let the rest of us that do not have a range to shoot a beast like that enjoy through you
    I have a scope to start with, would pick another one up for it down the road. 

    I should probably sell a couple guns in the process. 😒

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,246 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Diver43 said:
    I think your math is low by about 160 bucks based on Midways price per 100.
    How can you go wrong?  You may even already have a scope on the shelf?  Savages ain't pretty in most peoples eyes, but their reputation for being accurate is rarely argued.  Go for it, take pictures and let the rest of us that do not have a range to shoot a beast like that enjoy through you
    I have a scope to start with, would pick another one up for it down the road. 

    I should probably sell a couple guns in the process. 😒

    No.  We dont sell here.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    edited August 2020 #19
    I don't think there's anyone here that wouldn't like to see what such a missle would do to an unsuspecting hog.🐷
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    I don't think there's anyone here that wouldn't like to see what such a missle would do to an unsuspecting hog.🐷
    I shot a deer at 400 yards with a .338 Lapua and 285gr ELD-Match Bullet a couple years ago. Put a hole through her I could stick my arm all the way through. 
    Posted a thread here, I believe. 

    It was a rather dramatic result. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,150 Senior Member
    The target Accutrigger is noticeably better than their stock offering.  I think you’re gonna like the whole deal.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,259 Senior Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    The target Accutrigger is noticeably better than their stock offering.  I think you’re gonna like the whole deal.
    I read it can be adjusted down to 6 ounces supposedly!  That would be nice. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,342 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Good GIF - Good Evil StarWars GIFs
    😳
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,259 Senior Member
    That rifle looks very capable for the $$$ they are asking.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,087 Senior Member
    edited August 2020 #26
    Nooo, no you don't.  There's an option for you.  Look at your text messages...

    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 370 Member
    edited August 2020 #27
    Will it stand up to long hard use as well?

    I have never seen any report of a savage 110/112 Magnum action failing.

    I may be wrong.




  • KSUFirefighter2KSUFirefighter2 Posts: 33 Member
    Here piggie piggie! Waiting for autopsy pictures.

  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 370 Member
    Here piggie piggie! Waiting for autopsy pictures.


    Oink, Oink!!!!



  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,185 Senior Member
    Savage was kind of the "Mossberg" of rifles during my coming of age. They've come a long way in the past 25 years. They used to make (maybe still so, I've not checked recently) a 112 varmint model that I lusted after, but at $1200 I could almost buy 2 700's. Seemed to me a solid rig.

    Scooter's first dedicated pdog rig was a 112 in .204 Ruger, and it was a solid performer at 400 yards against them, even in our springtime Colorado winds. IOW, the performance far exceeded expectations.

    If you have an itch for a personal .338 Lapua......I'd not hesitate to jump on the Savage 112.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 370 Member
    Zee said:
    I’m rarely impulsive. I have to mill over it for a bit. 


    A neck expanding die  and a pre-fit replacement Savage barrels in .416 and a well, may be?






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