Savage American Classic Model 14
I recently bought a new Savage model 14 American Classic rifle in 7mm-08 and I
wanted to provide a review for anyone interested.  The wood is a honey color
American walnut with a nice figure and black forend.  The stock is cut checkered
and the fore-end is beefy like a Ruger M77.  Metal is a nice dark polished blue.  It
has a 4 round detachable box magazine.  Fit and finish are very good.  I've always
thought Savage rifles were a little ugly with the barrel nut construction but this
rifle is their newest design and the barrel nut is smaller, smooth, and looks like part
of the receiver.  The user-adjustable accu-trigger is excellent with no creep and
breaks clean at 3 1/2 lbs out of the box.  I topped the rifle with a gloss finish
Leupold VXII 3-9x40.  I've put about 50 rounds downrange and the rifle prints 1.5
MOA with Privi Partizian 140g ammo.  This accuracy is good but I'll have to try
some reloads and other factory stuff before I pass judgement.  My other Savage, a
mod. 10 in .223, shoots about 1/2 MOA.  This is a very good looking American
made rifle with a good price edge on the Rem 700 and Win 70.  I'll provide an
accuracy update in the future when I get some more data.  Anyone is welcome to
shoot it when I have it at the range (TriCity Gun Club in Norman, OK).
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Savage Mod 14
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