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A step up in power

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mousegun, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Mousegun

    Mousegun Member

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    Shooting Ar-15's sure is fun and a lot can be done to these guns to make them even funner.
    It was past time for me to go to a higher level in power even though I knew I would never shoot the gun as much as I do the 15's.
    When my friend talked to me about selling his Savage model 114 that had about 20 rounds through it and gave me a price I couldn't refuse, I jumped at the chance.
    Along with the gun came a scope and mounts, a carrying case, about 100 rounds of 30-06 and some unused brass for reloading.
    My first range trip was to dial it in at 100 yards and get the feel for the superb factory trigger that Savage rifles have.
    Here is the results.
     

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  2. DerMerchant

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    Nice handwriting. I've taken two deer with a savage hog hunter .308, very accurate with nice triggers at a affordable price. If I ever needed another bolt action i'd look at a savage first.

    If you want to take it to the next level get a 30-06 ar.
     
  3. Glenn Berryhill

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    Very nice shooting.
     
  4. Poper

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    Good shooting!
    It doesn't get much better than that with factory ammunition. You might be able to get it to shoot bug holes with a good handload!
     
  5. David Hoback

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    Very nice. I’m a Savage guy through & through. First high power rifle I purchased on my own at 18yo was a Savage 111 30-06. Also a model 10 walnut stock in 308, and a beautiful 116 Weather Warrior. SS action & barrel in a grey laminate stock. Gorgeous rifle indeed, that one was!

    Now I custom build them using stripped actions. This is my current bench gun. It started life as a Model 10 Accutrigger/synthetic stock. I stripped it down to bare action, blue printed & built this full custom, which I’m quite proud of.
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    It’s now a Shilen barreled 260 Rem, with a horde of PTG small parts, and nested in a TAC21 Chassis. The stock I designed & machined myself.
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    Is yours an Accutrigger model? If so, I can show you how to make it one of the best target triggers there is. PM me if you want. I enjoy helping other enthusiasts. If you are on Save Shooters, you can see my content.
     
  6. jmr40

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    Most scopes move POI 1/4" at 100 yards for each click. Some 1/2", and those with Mildots 1/3". Next time if you'll figure out how far you're off from zero and move the scope the appropriate number of clicks it will take the guess work out of getting zeroed. You'll waste a lot less ammo. You need to get one shot on paper. If you do it right shot #2 should be zeroed.
     
  7. Mousegun

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    I kind of know that each click "should be 1/4" at 100 yards" but the scope isn't the best in the west and I have not shot a 30-06 except for a few other times so in reality, it was not "wasting" ammo, but more like getting used to the gun and having fun.
    I was holding it at the fore stock with my had rested on a bag and the stock on my shoulder. I also was reveling in the kick it was giving me compared to the AR-15's.
    Thanks all for the nice comments.
     
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