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Found a load my .223 likes

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by alemonkey, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. alemonkey

    alemonkey Well-Known Member

    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

  2. fd62

    fd62 Active Member

    very nice..how about a pic of the gun too :)
  3. alemonkey

    alemonkey Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. LTR shooter

    LTR shooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. I think for Savages, the challenge would be finding a load they DON'T like! :eek: Nice shootin!!
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    yep, that is nice shootin

    i thought it was a 3 shot group until i looked closer
  7. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    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.

  9. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. alemonkey

    alemonkey Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Eb1

    Eb1 Well-Known Member

    +1 BlackHills 55 Grain SP Blue Box.

    I am a huge fan of this loading.
  12. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    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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