Here are some pictures of my new rig. I have been able to make some progress in setting it up thanks to the users of this site who have helped me with good advise and recommendations. I am happy with the quality of the items. I have not sent any rounds down range yet but my trigger finger has been itching me so much that I had to squeeze off 60 +/- 9mm rounds today.
I do have a question regarding ammo and breaking in of my new rifle. I have not paid too much attention to breaking in a new rifle/ pistol in the past but after reading numerous posts on this site, I now realize the importance of breaking in the rifle correctly. I believe I understand the proceedure but I am not sure what to do about ammo. I will be using factory ammo until I am able to load my own. Historically, when I buy a new rifle I simply buy two or thre brands of ammo (different grains) and see how the rifle responds to them. I have found that my others rifles vary with regards to the type of ammo that works the best. For example, I have two 30-06's (both Brownings). Hornady works best in one and Remington works better in the other. With this in mind, I have purchased the following ammo...
- Hornady 308 WIN 150 gr SST Interlock
- Federal Premium 308 WIN 165 gr
- Remington Premier Match 308 WIN 168 gr MATCHKING BTHP
- Federal 308 WIN 180 gr. Soft Point
Is the proceedure that I have used in the past acceptable with my Savage 10? I want to get this right and from what I have learned in the small amount of time that I have been learning from LRH there are alot of things that I have been doing incorrectly (including some of the training that I received in the Corps). Any feedback would be much appreciated. As anxious as I am to get to the range but am reluctant to move forward becase I want to get this thing dialed in right the first time. Thanks again and Semper Fi.