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Old 02-17-2009, 03:43 PM
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New Savage .223

Ok I got a steal on a new model 10 savage diped in brush camo the predator one. I broke the barrel in shooting a tottal of a 100 rounds through it, but am disapointed in the performance from the factory ammo i have shot through it. With a clean barrel i fired one round through it to make sure all oil was burned up. Then a 3 shot group and would reclean and follow suit letting gun cool down between 3 shot groups. First test was Hornaday 40 grain vmax factory 3 shot group at 100 yards .375" i was happy next was same but in 55 grain that spread the group out to 1.5" was disapointed next was some cheap Rem. umc 55 grain FJ it was a 1.375 group. Finished it up with some Rem match 62 grain HP first two shots were almost in the same hole then a flier moved the group to 1.5" I shot 3 diffrent groups for each and all were almost identical the 40 grain biggest was .5 and smallest .25 the rest stayed the same with the Rem match always throwing a flier either second or third shot. The rifl is a 1:9 twist so i figured it would like the heavier bullets better. Any suggestions on some handload combos? If i can use the lighter bullets i would prefer for the speed and a little easier on the fox.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:04 PM
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Re: New Savage .223

get you some load books. h335 is popular. i used varget. load is printed on the label.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:53 AM
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Re: New Savage .223

I never heard of a savage 223 that didn't like 69gr matchkings over varget.

You may want to try the 35gr hornady bullets if you really want something light & fast.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:31 PM
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Re: New Savage .223

I have a freind that has the same gun in 22-250 that he's sending back because it wont shoot better than 2.5 inch groups.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:25 PM
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Re: New Savage .223

midwesthunter,
I don't have my little .223 Savage (110FP) anymore, but I wrote down some of the load data for when I had it. I hope it can help you out with your rifle. I think Savage's are great shooting and very accurate. I have a 112BVSS in .300WM that is producing sub-MOA groups at 560yds with my 180gn Ballistic Tip's.
First I tried the 69gn Nosler J4 Competition ahead of Varget and Rem 6.5 primers. I didn't get velocities for these groups though. 25.0 = .8245", 25.5 = .9450", 26.0 = .7565"
Then I tried H4895, same bullet and primers. 24.5 = .3525", 25.0 = .303". Little tighter.
Then I switched bullets and went to the 69gn Sierra MatchKing, H4895, R6.5, 25.0gn's went .212" @ 3004fps. Temperature that day was 93 deg F. I loaded a few of these bullets for shooting crow's and targets and groups ran .25 or tighter.

Six months later I decided to try the 55gn Ballistic Tips. WOW! Imagine my suprise. I used W748 powder and 6.5 primers. OAL was 1.8865" (measured from ogive to base).
24.5 = .75", 25.0 = 1.00", 25.5 = .162", 26.0 = .3175", 26.5 = .136"

I did try the 69gn SMK again with 6.5 primers and BL-C(2). 24.0 = .5625", 24.5 = .6275", 25.0 = .371". Think that was the last of the 69gn bullets and I pretty much just terrorized the neighborhood crows with those 55gn'rs until I traded it. That's not a lot of load data but gives you a couple of bullets and powders to try. Good luck with ur Savage. JohnnyK.

Last edited by johnnyk; 02-19-2009 at 06:34 PM. Reason: typo's
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:31 PM
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Re: New Savage .223

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Originally Posted by cabelas90 View Post
I have a freind that has the same gun in 22-250 that he's sending back because it wont shoot better than 2.5 inch groups.
i retract my previous statment we just went out and changed his scope the gun now shoots 1 moa at 200 yrds!
Good luck!
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: New Savage .223

Thanks guys all my loading manuals are around 10 years old, thats why i was just wondering if there was any new data out there? I'm purchasing the new nosler so i will give that a try. I will be hunting coyotes probably out to 500 yards with it so i will be playing with some of the loads provided. I will post some of the loads i try also.
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