Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by the Black Spot, Feb 16, 2017.
This one is new in box. Guy bought it and never shot it. Still has the box
I'll second that decision.
Might remove 2-3" off the forend to stiffen it up.
I will check all the screws.
The savage stock usually have alot of clearance on the bottom so it's mostly the sides you have to worry about.
Ill grab a picture of my savage stock, i did a better job on that one.
Probably only to a minute; 1/60th as much.
It'll still bend at the point below where the barrel fits the receiver where the recoil lug is.
One's usually better off opening the barrel channel to a 1/8" clearance at the fore end tip.
I agree with opening the forend tip, I usually do both depending on stock. Some stock also respond better to epoxy filling than others, that ruger stock i pictured it did little as it flexs bad right where you said it would. My savage 11 stock it works quite well as the stock reinforcements are more open, and there is a large area in front of and to the sides the recoil lug that can be filled...the savage also has a huge gap around the barrel at the tip so that helps also.
Where I shoot it, the longest distance is 225 meters, so I can't say anything about how it would do with a scope over longer distances, and I haven't taken it hunting (out of state deer stamps are just too expensive) but at "white tail" distances, it is accurate enough with just the red dot.
I like my American and both are accurate but the patriot is a more solid built rifle in my opinion. They aren't prone to the little problems the American is known for like difficulty chambering and the magazine problems. Matter of fact I don't have a single complaint about the patriot.
Now keep in mind not every American owner has these problems but I've read plenty of boards and forums discussing these issues
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