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Old 07-05-2010, 08:16 PM
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Hats off to Savage

I shot my 300 WSM once before at 1000 yards with a slight breeze and managed to shoot a 16" group so i got the chance to try it again with no wind early one morning. The gun is a Savage model 11. I got it off of a trade several months back and have fell in love. The only thing i have done to it is put a choate stock on it. Its pre accutrigger so it is an older model. So anyway here is the group.

11.5 inches center to center
I am very happy out of this near stock gun. I only wish it had a heavier, longer barrel on it so it did not get so hot so fast. After 3 shots its done for about 15 minutes. Oh well im not going to complain. The trigger on it is crap about 4-5 pounds and a half mile of creap. Also only have a cheap tasco 4-16-40 pronghorn scope on it.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:16 PM
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Good shooting, and yes those Savages are surprising rifles. I have two 112BVSS's and they both shoot incredibly. Thanks for sharing. JohnnyK.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:22 PM
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Nice shooting!!

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Old 07-06-2010, 04:46 AM
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Re: Hats off to Savage

Nice group...an easy and worthwhile investment would be an adjustable Rifle Basix trigger. The one they make for that gun is superb.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:45 AM
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Nice group. I am starting to like savage more and more.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:11 AM
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I too have an older Savage it's a model 112 in 22-250. Its trigger was crap also. I replaced it with a Timney and it's set at 1.5# it now shoots constant .250 groups.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:34 AM
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I don't think there is much more to say! Good shooting. With a little more practice and a better scope you can expect that group to shrink a few inches.

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