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Old 11-17-2008, 02:42 AM
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Re: A few questions . Want some opinions.

I initially loaded my 180 ETips and 168 TTSX's at 2.930 which just barely fit into the mag of my Sako 85, and resulted in some feeding problems. I alos tried some @ 2.910 which in my rifle was about .150 and .160 off the lands respectfully for those bullets, using the sharpie marking method. The 2.910 lengths fed well through my mag.

For note: I used two fatory loads, Fed 180 SP and Fed 180 ABs that were about 2.82 OAL, way shorter than my handloads and the groups were just slightly tighter than my handloads. MOA's for all loads ranged from 2 - 4 in my rifle which is going to be replaced by Sako right after hunting seaon.

I shot a doe antelope @ 300 yds with this rifle and the 180 SP and she dropped like a sack of potatoes. I had a second doe in my cross hair a about 400 yds but passed on the shot due to my rifles lak of performnce on the range. I also dropped a a buck @180yds. Both bullets hit within 1 MOA of my aim point.

Bottom line, the factory OAL is probably a lot shorter than chamber OAL. Bullets fit to your mag most likley wont reach your lands or even close.

Had to correct the distance off the Lands numbers. Should have been .150 and .160 not .015 and .016.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:38 AM
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Re: A few questions . Want some opinions.

You can get a 20MOA M1913rail mount for your SAVAGE from EBAY. Just type EGW or evolution gun works in the search block. I have one on my LA savage it was 40 bucks and its awsome. Just make sure you get the right one for your savage some have a flat back and some a rounded.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:45 PM
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Re: A few questions . Want some opinions.

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You can get a 20MOA M1913rail mount for your SAVAGE from EBAY. Just type EGW or evolution gun works in the search block. I have one on my LA savage it was 40 bucks and its awsome. Just make sure you get the right one for your savage some have a flat back and some a rounded.

Thanks I think I will order one of them. It looks a bunch lower than the ken ferral bases I am used to.
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