- Jul 26, 2013
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- Central NH
Bummer. I have only one Vortex scope and it works well. At least they honored your warranty.Back in 2014, I purchased two Vortex 1x4 scopes at the same time. One was for my 45/70, one for my muzzleloader. We went shooting a couple weeks ago and my muzzy was all over the place. I couldn't get it to hold zero. I removed the scope, and the gun shot a nice group with open sites. I sent the scope back to Vortex a week ago and received an email yesterday saying it's covered under warranty.
I wish I would have known the scope was bad before last Muzzleloader season. I missed 4 deer with that gun last year.
Is there really such a thing as too much money?!?! I do not care for the action on the Savage rifles...JMO. The 90 degree bolt throw drives my knuckles into my scope without fail LOL. I bought the 7mm-08 for a couple reasons 1) My Abolt 270WSM kicks like a mule...since my shoulder surgery it really does not handle the recoil very well and will be quite painful for up to a week after shooting. 2) a short mag is really overkill for New England whitetails...no need for it. 3) I have always shot Nosler Partition 150gr bullets out of the 270WSM, they used to be easy to find...now they are getting more difficult.Someone has too much money!
If you ever want to lower yourself to the rest of us, Savage makes almost all of their rifles in left-handed versions. (Don't know about the scopes, though).
What do you plan to hunt with 7mm-08? How do you like the cartridge?
I have several Savage rifles and I'm pretty happy with them. The two things that make me think about getting something else, like an X-Bolt are the magazines and the bolt throw. The X-bolt really shines in both departments, especially those polymer rotary magazines. (Savage mags are definitely second-rate) Problem is, the Savage rifles are holding up very well. My last purchase was my .338 Federal, which Browning doesn't make, and I got it cheap at CDNN.I do not care for the action on the Savage rifles...JMO. The 90 degree bolt throw drives my knuckles into my scope without fail LOL.
I bought a Savage just this year. It is my first Savage in over 59 years. I went old school. Model 99 in 300 savage. 1949.....It deserved to be used again.
I bet its heavy to lug around. Love the design of them. Must feel great to have your grandfathers gun. Nice history behind it I'm sure.other than the weight I love the old model 99's . I hunt with my grandfathers .300 EG. I've never owned a rifle that I personally shoot as well as that gun. But it does get awful heavy on those 6-8 mile mountain hikes!!!!
The only issue I had with DNZ was when I swapped out scopes on my muzzleloader. The screws they use are aluminum. The scope I was removing was installed correctly with blue loctite and the manufacturers suggest torque. Despite this every single aluminum screw stripped when being removed.What issues did you have with the dnz ?