I was at the LGS this weekend and a certain rifle caught my eye. It's the savage Alaskan brush hunter in 338 win. Finally a shorter barreled 338 with iron sights and stainless finish.
What is the bottom line on newer savages in magnum caliber? I'm not interested in any other models but the 116 nor do I care how ugly it is. Will it hold up to a honey badger Alaskan hunter on a moose hunt where rain, mud, snow, wind and a few good drops on rock are enevitable.
i have never personally seen one fail but recall reading other posts here where guys question their durability or have had repairs done. A better question would be has anyone ever broke a 116 savage and if so what broke? Just from handling the Alaskan brush hunter it's obvious the stock could be improved upon.
I'm interested in your opinions and experiences.