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 Gunhttp://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/11HOGHUNTER
20 inch barrel...threaded, available in 223, 308, and 338 winmag at 7.25, 7.25, and 8lbs.
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?