Found a load my .223 likes


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alemonkey
March 8, 2009, 10:55 PM
Second time out with my new Savage 12FV. First time was just breaking in the barrel and zeroing the scope. After that I found the recoil lug wasn't even touching the stock, so I bedded it along with the area around the action screws. I also floated the barrel and filled the forend with epoxy to stiffen it up.

I shot several 5 shot groups today at 100 meters, with the largest being 1.08 inches. Here's the best - .520 center to center. The load was 25.5 grains of Varget, Remington brass, CCI small rifle primer, and a 60 grain Vmax bullet. I think this gun has potential - what do you think? :D

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/bkoenig1975/IMG_0655.jpg

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fd62
March 8, 2009, 11:07 PM
very nice..how about a pic of the gun too :)

alemonkey
March 8, 2009, 11:18 PM
I'll have to take one later. It's nothing special to look at, just a run of the mil 12FV with factory tupperware stock and a 6-18 Swift scope. I really want one of the laminated stocks from Sharpshooter Supply, but money is tight right now.

LTR shooter
March 9, 2009, 12:08 AM
I think this gun has potential - what do you think?

Yep :) The potential for those one-hole groups is definitely there. The 12FV in the Sharp Shooter Supply stock will look great once you get there. I have a 12BVSS and plan to bed it in the factory laminated stock.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 9, 2009, 12:10 AM
I think for Savages, the challenge would be finding a load they DON'T like! :eek: Nice shootin!!

taliv
March 9, 2009, 12:32 AM
yep, that is nice shootin


i thought it was a 3 shot group until i looked closer

TIMC
March 9, 2009, 01:01 AM
Nice shooting, they are tack drivers.

I'm running 60 grain V-max, 23.8 Varget and CCI primers out of my Savage Model 11BTH.

browningguy
March 9, 2009, 01:04 AM
And this is what it will look like when you get the SSS LVT stock. Mine is in .243 and regularly shoots in the low-mid .3's with handloads.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/jcm9371/Rifles/savage12fv2.jpg

rangerruck
March 9, 2009, 02:06 AM
try a couple of factory loads; plain ol blue box black hills , regular 55 grainers, and if you can find them-winchester big white box, 45 grain varmints.
Truly, both of these will astound you.

alemonkey
March 9, 2009, 09:40 PM
Browningguy - that's the stock I want, but in either black or purple/black. How does it fit you? I'm a fairly tall guy (6'1") with long arms.

Eb1
March 9, 2009, 10:04 PM
+1 BlackHills 55 Grain SP Blue Box.

I am a huge fan of this loading.

rangerruck
March 9, 2009, 10:36 PM
two years ago, that black hills 50 round box, sold at Carters' country for 13 bucks a box, and the winny varmints were 10 bucks for 40 rounds, at Academy.

browningguy
March 9, 2009, 11:19 PM
As far as fit it should probably be just about right, I'm average height with a little longer than normal arms and I can snuggle in pretty tight to it. Mine has a 13 3/4" LOP and I think he can cut them a little longer if needed.

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