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Old 05-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #1
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I bought this new recently (traded into it actually). It is a 110 Lightweight Storm SS in 6.5 Creedmoor. It only weights 5.5 pounds. I haven't fired it yet. It is a very nice rifle, but I am really thinking about just going to AR platform rifles for everything.

I am having some serious back issues, and though the lightweight rifle would be nice for walking and carrying, I'm not sure I'm going to be doing a lot of walking in the foreseeable future if I don't see some drastic improvement with the back.

This all being said, do any of you hunt primarily with AR style rifles? I'm kind of thinking a .224 Valkyrie for varmints and a 6.8 SPC II for the larger animals. They both share the same bolt charging group and I would imagine the same magazines. It also seems there are decent offerings in factory ammo for both. I am not a hand-loader so factory ammo is it for now.

I'm out here in Colorado, so this is from CPWD on hunting rifles:

"Rifles using center-fire cartridges of .24 caliber or larger, having expanding bullets of at least seventy (70) grains in weight, except for elk and moose where the minimum bullet weight is eighty-five (85) grains, and with a rated impact energy one hundred (100) yards from the muzzle of at least one thousand (1000) foot pounds as determined by the manufacturer's rating, and except for mountain lion where any center-fire rifle using bullets of at least 45 grains and producing at least 400 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle may be used. Provided further that any semiautomatic rifle used shall not hold more than six (6) rounds in the magazine and chamber combined. A fully automatic rifle is prohibited."
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:42 PM   #2
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I hunt with an AR sometimes. I like the accuracy of the 6.8 but have no personal experience with the .224 Valkyrie. With the wide variety of ammo available for the .223/5.56 I don't see much of an advantage for varmints. I've killed a bunch of predators and gobs of other critters with a .223. The name of the game when predator calling is to get them in close. The long range aspect isn't really that appealing to me but that's just my opinion.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:53 PM   #3
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It is not a Remington. That in itself should talk you out of the sell.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:11 PM   #4
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Never sell guns, only buy. Keep it and buy what you want. My only regret when it comes to guns is the ones I have sold.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:14 PM   #5
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Never sell guns, only buy. Keep it and buy what you want. My only regret when it comes to guns is the ones I have sold.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:41 PM   #6
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Never sell guns, only buy. Keep it and buy what you want. My only regret when it comes to guns is the ones I have sold.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:48 PM   #7
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Don't sell your Savage.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:55 PM   #8
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If I could only have one rifle for what I'm gonna hunt for the rest of my life, it would be a 6.8 SPC II. That said, I'm not confined to that so I'll continue to deer hunt with my APR .280 Rem., but my go-to hog guns are 6.8, and they double as coyote guns. I've found nothing I like better.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:14 PM   #9
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Keep the Savage, get rid of the calibur...

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Old 05-13-2018, 02:18 PM   #10
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Sell it and get what you want. If there's no sentimental value in it it's just another tool in the box.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:28 PM   #11
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Sell it and get what you want. If there's no sentimental value in it it's just another tool in the box.
This is what I'm leaning toward. It is a cool little rifle at 5.5 pounds with that 20" barrel, but I'm thinking 6.8 SPC II is what I will end up with
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:39 PM   #12
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Unless you're wanting a different rifle the 6.8 won't keep up with the creed.

I've handled you're rifle in tbe store and it is a lightweight. Not really required except for the most extreme hunting situations .

If you paired it with a fairly light scope it would make an excellent walking / vermin rifle. I'd put a 2-12 vx6 and load some 120 grain boolets for hogs yotes and deer inside of 300.

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Old 05-13-2018, 03:13 PM   #13
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add me in on this one.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:28 PM   #14
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I'm kind of thinking a .224 Valkyrie for varmints and a 6.8 SPC II for the larger animals.
I am going all AR hunting rifles myself, the bolt guns have been sitting lonely in the safe for several hunting seasons now.

6.8 SPC and 6.5 grendel are both great. I prefer the grendel because it performs better at distance. Inside 300 yards, you wont notice much of a difference. There is also cheap plinking ammo for the 6.5 grendel.

Lots of people are having issuers with the .224 stabilizing heavier bullets. With not many options on the market as far as ammo I would personally prefer the 22 nosler or just a good old 223/556.

I get you want to share the same bolts and mags but for me anyways thats not enough to justify the 6.8 or 224 valk when looking at the other options above. But thats just my opinion and we know how everyone feels about that .

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Old 05-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #15
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I'm the opposite. That's like having a stack of hundred dollar bills sitting in the safe doing nothing.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:04 PM   #16
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EXACTLY! To the original OP...my go to hunting firearm is the 6.5 Grendel in AR 15 platform these days and I harvested ALL my whitetails with it this past season and also several hogs. As all know, the AR 15 is less weight than the AR10.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:50 PM   #17
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EXACTLY! To the original OP...my go to hunting firearm is the 6.5 Grendel in AR 15 platform these days and I harvested ALL my whitetails with it this past season and also several hogs. As all know, the AR 15 is less weight than the AR10.
Yup, Grendel would be better farther out, but it doesn't seem that ammo is as readily available for it. I looked even on Midway, and a lot of it is sold out with no back order, which makes me think that they won't be reordering. They had a pretty good selection of 6.8 though and some they were out of was eligible for back order.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:28 PM   #18
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I'm the opposite. That's like having a stack of hundred dollar bills sitting in the safe doing nothing.

Yup...I sell guns that I don't like, to replace them with a gun that I do like. If I like it, it stays forever. If I don't, it goes to fund the next one in hopes I like it.... I'm not giving up safe space for lemons or ill performers.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:56 PM   #19
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Talk me out of selling my Savage
You can get extra barrels in different calibers for the savage 110 and swap them back and forth as needed.










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Ok....

Don't sell it.
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Please do not sell your Savage.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:38 PM   #22
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I'm not even sure how you ended up forking over $$$ for such an ugly gun in the first place...who brags about owning a Savage??

Sell it...THAT is not a gun that causes sellers remorse!!
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:52 PM   #23
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I'm not even sure how you ended up forking over $$$ for such an ugly gun in the first place...who brags about owning a Savage??

Sell it...THAT is not a gun that causes sellers remorse!!
Haha x1000

ďSavage rifles are like fat girls. They do perform but you donít tell your buddies about themĒ



Also. The 224 and 6.8 donít use the same mags. Youíre better off with 2 separate complete uppers and NOT changing the bolt. Iím not a savage fan and I would sell that rifle in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:56 PM   #24
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[quote=trophy8;13371600]Haha x1000

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Old 05-14-2018, 07:25 AM   #25
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Ok nobody's addressing the elephant in the room so I will.
Is it easier to make a 300 yard shot quickly with a gun that drops fast like the 6.8 or the very flat creed.
Best deer I've shot came from a quick 400 yard shot in Durango Colorado
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:28 AM   #26
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Sell it and get what you want. If there's no sentimental value in it it's just another tool in the box.
Thatís what I do. I have trimmed the herd of the unused guns except for a select few inherited/gift guns.

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Old 05-14-2018, 07:44 AM   #27
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Haha x1000 The 224 and 6.8 donít use the same mags.
They do use the same mags
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:59 AM   #28
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:03 AM   #29
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If you sell it you're stupid
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:24 AM   #30
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That is a sweet little rifle. I may want it if you sell it. I have one in 7mm-08 as my “walking around fun”. I put a lightweight Ziess scope on mine and it is a shooter. At 1” or less with several factory ammo rounds.

I cut the forend off a little, and repainted the stock in a black with gray web pattern. Love this little lightweight rifle!
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:56 AM   #31
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Sell it and get what you want. If there's no sentimental value in it it's just another tool in the box.
This is my theory as well. I've never sold a gun that meant something to me whether it be inherited or a gift. I've bought guns I wanted, but when I got and shot them, I hated shooting them. They found themselves new homes pretty quickly.

I sold a browning A-bolt synthetic 300 wsm and bought a savage 16 300 wsm. you couldn't pry my savage away from my cold dead fingers. So glad i sold the a-bolt.
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They do use the same mags
Youíre right. Not sure what I was thinking of lol
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Ok nobody's addressing the elephant in the room so I will.
Is it easier to make a 300 yard shot quickly with a gun that drops fast like the 6.8 or the very flat creed.
Best deer I've shot came from a quick 400 yard shot in Durango Colorado
The creed is not very flat. At all. One reason I sold mine. I couldnít get used to the much lower velocity compared to my 6.5x284 I had
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:01 PM   #34
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Not sure I could ever in good conscience talk someone out of selling a Savage
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:25 AM   #35
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I'm not even sure how you ended up forking over $$$ for such an ugly gun in the first place...who brags about owning a Savage??

Sell it...THAT is not a gun that causes sellers remorse!!
Actually the rifles are very accurate. Savage is known for their straight match grade barrels with a target crown, and perfect head spacing. They're shooters.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:47 AM   #36
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That's a great caliber and a great rifle. Hold onto it and save your money to buy more 6.5 Creedmoor ammo. Fear the man who hunts with just one rifle...chances are he knows how to use it....
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:25 AM   #37
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All the haters of savage rifles Iíll put money on them they all shoot better out of the box than a good percentage of custom rifles!
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:29 AM   #38
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I would sell it, not worth more than 100 bucks. I will take it.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:32 AM   #39
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If it shoots good and it fits good, then it doesn't make a **** what it looks like....
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