Rifle Suggestion

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Rifle Suggestion

Trying to decide between the Ruger American Predator and the Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP. Either would be chambered in a 22-250 and used for hunting coyotes. Both are around that $450 - $550 which is where I want to stay. The scope on the Savage doesn’t matter to me as that will be swapped out immediately. Anyone have any experience or recommendation woth these rifles? They both feel a little chincy to me, as this is somewhat unfamiliar territory for me as I prefer Sako, Tikka, Weatherby, Remington. 

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The Ruger American has already made it's mark as an accurate, dependable rifle.

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Here is my Howa Snowcamo 22-250, I recently bought,    love this gun, You will not be dissappointed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shooting Quarter size groups at a 100 yds

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I have sold a few of the Rugers and they are damn hard to beat for the money.  One of them I sighted in for the customer and found it to shoot 1/4-1/2" groups.  The trigger is decent and companies are making accessories for these already with more on the way.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me. 

 

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Hunt today like there may be no tomorrow!

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So Ruger finally got rid of those awful ”lawyer triggers” from the past!   I’ve owned some Rugers over the years and found them to be very accurate well made rifles, tack drivers once the factory trigger went CLUNK into the trash barrel and a Timney dropped in!  Dropped into the gun that is, not the trash barrel!  

IMHO having owned some Savage rifles  Savage Accutrigger is a good trigger too, even though some knowledgeable gun nuts don’t like them all that much.  IMO of the best factory triggers and those guns are out of the box really accurate.   I hate the cheap stamped loose floppy magazines on Savage rifles, though that’s another topic.  

 

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6.5 Creedmoor vs 6.5x284 Norma.  Leaning toward the 284.  I realize the barrel life not as good for 284 and also more powder per case.  Just like to be different I guess.  Opinions welcome.  I did witness a bud shoot his antelope this yr ranged at 660 yds with the 284.  Dropped him flat 1 shot.  Optics plays a big part of it too.    Sorry if I hijacked thread, gonna go shoot some prairie dogs.

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I've got a Mossberg Patriot 22-250, shoot just fine for me, shoot just steel targets and the good old dirt chunks

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I have a model 10 savage heavy barrel in a 223.  It shoots extremely well.  Love the trigger.  It's a bit heavy to pack around.  Never had any issues with it.  I also have a 7mm mag savage 110.  Really like both of them.  Good luck, happy buying. 

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