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Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« on: January 16, 2012, 05:56:26 PM »


http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/116ALASKANBRUSHHUNTER

I was looking at savage rifles because I have been thinking about getting a 223 bolt gun (again)

I kind of strayed from my purpose and found this thing, which really appealed to me visually.

18 inch barrel, 7.6 pounds, 3 shot magazine, available in 338 winmag or 375 Ruger

That's one heck of a bear gun...or lion gun.

Very similar is the Hog Gun



http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/11HOGHUNTER

20 inch barrel...threaded, available in 223, 308, and 338 winmag at 7.25, 7.25, and 8lbs.

MSRP $513

What stands out about this one besides the threaded barrel is the iron sights.  It seems that very few rifles have irons any more unless you are willing to pay a fair amount more for the 'option' but with a $513 MSRP I'd expect this to be a $400 to $450 rifle.

I do have to ask, are a lot of hogs hunted with suppressors? Is that why the barrel is threaded?

Both of these were in their 'specialty series' section which I have never really looked at before.  Is this new?  Is it standard availability or limited?


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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 06:00:14 PM »
My limited experience (i.e. reading about others hog hunts  :facepalm) and a perusing of youtube would suggest that yes, a great deal of hogs are taken with suppressed rifles. 

And I hear you - these rifles are visually appealing.  Hard to go wrong with a big thumper!
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 06:04:27 PM »
There's always a place for a good compact bolt gun w/ iron sights! My only beef is, why no .30-06?
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 06:07:44 PM »
As I understand it (also having never hunted hogs) is many states don't allow suppressed hunting, but hogs aren't considered game animals so many hunting laws don't apply. I hope to take some pigs someday with my suppressed 300BLK SBR.
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 06:15:11 PM »
As I understand it (also having never hunted hogs) is many states don't allow suppressed hunting, but hogs aren't considered game animals so many hunting laws don't apply. I hope to take some pigs someday with my suppressed 300BLK SBR.

That right there is a HAPPY thought.  I keep hoping Sig will release the 556 in 300BLK and 458 Socom.  But I just dream of more ideas to tempt me.   :doh
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 07:23:56 PM »
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 08:00:40 PM »
That Savage really makes me want a. 308 can.
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 08:15:48 PM »
I love the idea of that hog gun in .308. Now I have to decide between it and the Ruger Scout. Dang!

The National Park "biologists" here (Park Service hippy speak for a professional hog hunter) use suppressed .300 Whisper AR's.
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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 09:25:22 PM »
That Alaskan Brush Hunter, especially in 375 Ruger, that would be one hell of a little big gun....or maybe a big little gun.   Even in 338 winmag those names would still apply.

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Re: Savage Alaskan Brush gun
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 11:10:14 PM »
I love the idea of that hog gun in .308. Now I have to decide between it and the Ruger Scout. Dang!
Or the actual Savage Scout.
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