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Savage experts wanted

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jmr40, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

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    I've owned 2 pre accutrigger Savage rifles and had an opportunity to shoot a 3rd and while they were OK rifles I have never had one consistently shoot under 1 1/2" groups. Two were .308 and the other was .243. I've read too much to discount that they are capable of much better and have ordered a new one that should be in this week and plan to give it another try.

    Just to be different I am getting the Scout Rifle in .308. I don't expect it to be a tack driver but they are putting the accurtrigger on the scout now and I have read reports of sub MOA groups. Since I don't currently own a scout scope I plan to mount a scope conventionally to try it out and may go the scout scope route later.

    I'm looking for tips on these rifles, I may have given up on the others too soon. I have been looking at them in the gunshops and they are growing on me.
     
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    I don't have one of those models but I do have a savage 12fv .223 its a tack driver its got the accu-trigger its set on 1 1/2lbs from the factory and its a tack driver. a friend has got a model 11something can't recall at the moment .270 its a tack driver. good rifles well built and tough as nails.
     
  3. skinewmexico

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    I've got lots of Savages, but no Scout rifles. But if it doesn't shoot, don't give up on it too fast, and try the Savage forum.
     
  4. dmftoy1

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    Definately not a savage expert . ..but my 10FLP has always shot right out of the box. I was wondering what ammo you'd tried in yours? Mine seems to like bullets on the heavier end of the scale, but I think I'd start out with Federal Gold Match to see what it'll do. (I do 99.999% of my shooting with handloads)

    FWIW.

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
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