Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP Rifle with Scope Combo
Ready to Hunt!!
Bought this rifle package as a second rifle for the family. Decided on .243 Win for lower recoil as kids get older. Bought 4 boxes of 100grain factory ammo at time of purchase and set in for an initial bench session. As per usual in store bore sighting was "on paper". Made adjustments of Nikon BDC scope and settled in to send some rounds down range. Of the 4 factory loads, 3 printed sub .75" for 3 shot groups off bullbag. No break in, no struggles. Federal Power Shok and Federal Premium with Sierra Gamekings were both .625" with Hornady American Whitetail at .75". Going to switch order of testing next time, but at least have lots of choices for NY deer opener. Chose the Model 11 over Axis products due to fit and finish. AccuTrigger is really nice without adjustment, especially for hunting.
November 4, 2014
Good rifle, awful out of the box scope mount
This rifle is starting to sight in nice and group well at 50, 100 and 200 yards. However, the scope mounting out of the box is horrible. Between my friends, family and I, 3 out of 3 guns were not even bore sighted, scope mounts were lose, etc... Before shooting this, bore sight the gun/scope and lock tight the scope mounts. My guns scope was so far off that it wouldn't have hit the target or the box holding it from 50 yards away.
September 6, 2014
I've had this rifle in 223 for several years. I have quite a few, but this is my go to gun. I've shot coyotes and prairie dogs beyond 600 yds on several occasions. Easy to carry, great trigger, and very accurate. We'll over 15,000 rounds through it and still shoots under an inch @100 yds. Thanks for a great product.
August 7, 2014
light weight and accurate
I did a lot of research and comparisons,also went to a lot of gun shows debating on new or used.I decided for the price that new would be the way to go.Glad I did,this is a sweet ,light and very accurate gun.Right.out the box it took a few rounds to dial it in and was shooting 3shot groups you could cover with a quarter.The accu-trigger is great and minimal recoil thanks to the thick rubber recoil pad.The big bonus was the Nikkon scope with the BDC reticle.It is excellent scope,great clarity and the zoom is nice.I can't wait to try some long range shooting with it.One last thing,the mag release is a little flimsy like some of the reviews said.All in all a great gun and fun to shoot,I can't wait to try it on some coyotes.
May 26, 2014