October 14, 2003, 08:32 PM
I decieded to go on the cheap with a new rifle and got a Savage package gun Model 10GXP3 in 308. The rifle has a 22" barrel with a 1in10 twist
Been havin a few problems and not sure if it's me or the ammo.
The ammo I was using was Remington core lokt 180gr. It went fine till I tried out past 50 yrds then it was all over the place.
So my question is do you think 180gr's is to much bullet for the 1in10 twist in a 22 inch barrel? Should I try the 150gr? Or is it ME?
October 14, 2003, 08:37 PM
It oughtta stibilize. Try another bullet or three, as a test.
50 yards is nothing to a good rifle. At that distace you should barely be able to discern multiple hits.
October 16, 2003, 06:39 PM
I took your advice bought some 150gr Rem CoreLok and some Federal 165gr.
What a diffrence. The rifle now shoots better then I do. Thats not saying a whole lot though :D
October 16, 2003, 06:53 PM
Oughtta staibilize 180s too, if it really is a 1:10 twist. Maybe it just doesn't like that bullet.
October 16, 2003, 08:37 PM
Does it have a scope? 9 out of 10 times, that's the problem.
October 16, 2003, 08:40 PM
my 12 twist 700 vls will stabilize 180's, so your 10 twist should too.
i'd switch to a different brand of ammo and see if that helps...
October 17, 2003, 07:50 PM
It very well could be the bullet. But it seems to like the same basic bullet that is 30gr's less in wieght. Maybe I just have a picky rifle. I plan on some more expierimenting.
October 17, 2003, 07:57 PM
Sure does a rolling POS Simmons 3x9. It truly is horible. It came with the rifle. It will be upgraded soon. However I don't think the scope is the problem, Seeing that it shoots the 150gr Remingtons just fine.
October 18, 2003, 12:23 PM
Every rifle is a mystery unto itself. Lots of experimenting is the only way to figure it out.