anybody got any ideas for loading for the new savage model 12 FTR? I just got one and if anyone has any suggestions it would help loading with the longer barrel an tighter chamber , i think i will start with bullets in the 150 to 168 gr. catagory:)
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September 28, 2008, 11:14 PM
Seeing how you have the slightly slower 1:12 twist, I would suggest you go with the 155 Scenar or 155 SMK. I have a friend with a very well set up 700 with hand lapped 1:12" Hart barrel. Though his does stabilize the 168s, it handles the 155s much, much better.
September 28, 2008, 11:41 PM
I'd check Savageshooters.com.
September 29, 2008, 08:27 PM
I also just purchased this rifle and am wanting some info as well.
September 30, 2008, 08:56 PM
Both of mine shoot 168 Berger VLDs better than any 155s or Sierra 168s.
Mine are earlier ones and they are 1 in 10" twist (I measured it).
Check the twist yourself!
September 30, 2008, 11:44 PM
I'd check the Long Range target shooting and savageshooters forums.
October 1, 2008, 07:48 PM
yea i know this is a new rifle .I looked at long range shooter an they are saying 44 gr of varget but i only have 4064 3031 rl 22 rl 19 so I guess i will start with 168 mk and see what happens. i will be shooting for 1 1/2 inches at 500 yds is my world . :rolleyes:
October 1, 2008, 09:07 PM
155smk with 44.0gr of 4064
168 BTHP 41.4 or 43.0gr 4064
RL 19 and RL 22 are slower than recommended.