Savage 10FP Question


G29 Man
April 5, 2003, 01:13 PM
I am looking into the savage 10FP on the standard free floated stock with the 2 sling swivels on the forearm. Does anyone know anything about the quality of the rifle overall? Does savage make a good barrel? I have read the stocks suck. I am new to shooting bolt action rifles and I probably wouldn't know a good rifle stock from a bad one so I don't know initially how much this would affect me. I am wanting to get one in .308 to shoot from a bipod. I have been shooting rifles since the military and shoot well but want to start shooting to 500 yds. I would appreciate any info on this rifle you could give me. I have sone the search but there isn't too much beyond the poor stock and trigger out there.



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April 5, 2003, 02:47 PM
it looks like a few of people on the forum have recently bought 10FP's as their 1st bolt action, myself included. the stock is livable for plinking, but i did replace mine with a Choate stock. the new Accutrigger is better than the old trigger, safer too. i have the old trigger, but have it adjusted down to 1lb 6oz. i might be one of the lucky ones, because i've read that you can't get that low w/o the safety working or having the trigger trip from sharp impacts.

April 5, 2003, 03:19 PM
Hey G29,

I'm a newbie to target rifles too, although some of my buds have 'em. The 10FP and Savages in general seem to be excellent values. My 1st cold bore, 3 shot, 100 yd group was .6 MOA! To say I was thrilled after my mini-14 is an under statement. I bought a Nikko 6x24x42 mil-dot scope, Leupold 30mm rings, base and a Harris bipod. While not as bright as the top brands, this package got me out the door for what a Remington 700 costs alone. She shoots well right outta the box. Have fun, and post a range report if you get one.

Check out this 100 yd target, that bipod is nice too.

Quintin Likely
April 5, 2003, 06:56 PM
I've got a 10FP in .223, its a great rifle for the price...with a cheapy 3x9x40 Tasco, it'll make ragged 1 hole groups with Winchester White Box 55 gr FMJs @ 100 yards. Rifle, scope, rings and bases, bipod, I've got less invested in this rifle than I did with my Remington 700 alone.

My only qualm? The Accu-Trigger is not retrofittable to older rifles :cuss:

April 8, 2003, 11:40 AM
I just got mine and put a Choate stock on it. I only shot it once with the factory stock, but the fore end was not very rigid (and this is what is holding the bi pod up). It was ok, but I like my new one much better....

only at 50 yards, but not too bad for my 2nd time out with my first center fire bolt action!! (

a couple of pics of it here:

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