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Out of the Box Accuracy

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Unread 05-11-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

Not 100% sure but i dont think anybody has said anything bout a TC icon or venture. I know in field and streams test the icon came out at #2 on the rifles they tested behind a weatherby sub moa for best average group ...
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    Unread 05-11-2011, 06:28 PM
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    Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

    4runnerman you have a valid opinion, pretty hard to take that wrong. Used to be, an old fart like me would use a Savage for a jack handle, but thanks to you and quite a few others Ive received quite an education on out of the box, rifle accuracy. When it comes time for a new rifle think about bringing new life into ole betsy
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    Unread 05-11-2011, 10:17 PM
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    hey Ken.When i started this long range shooting thing(2 years ago now).I knew nothing at all. had 2 10/22 and a 45ACP. I decided that i wanted to get into extreame long range shooting because i have always loved shooting and (not to toot my whistle) always seem to have had a nack for it. I went on Google and all i typed was--most accurate rifle made in the space bar. I was amazed,try it once. What you will find is 9 out of 10 hits will be Savage. I thought somethings up here,
    So off to the store i went,was cautious first out so i picked up a Savage Edge in 223-$329.00 with the scope. Sold scope for $40.00 bucks to Boss at work and put a new one on it. Within one month i was shooting 3/4 inch groups at 300 yards with ease off bench and bags. Side note to anyone who has one
    25.5 gn Varget
    2.26 COL
    Rem 7 1/2 Bench Primers
    Case length 1.752
    Hornady 55gn V-Max

    Called Savage on phone and talked to them about wanting to shoot longer distances-They recommended the one i have now as one of the 2 or 3,

    Savage Model 12 FVSS, Thinking i had the bull by the horns ,off to my pet load i went.Man i could not hit the broad side of a barn with it. For some reason this thing hates 55 gn bullets. 60 V-Max were better but still not there,Long story short i ended up at

    75 A-Max
    24 gns RL-15
    Rem 7 1/2 Bench Rest primers
    Case length 1.752
    Single load only(fine by me)
    Now im working on eggs at 600 yards with it. This sucker is so accurate it scares me. i don't shoot at any thing less than 300 yards any more as it is a waste of bullets. I guess what im saying is I am Very much sold on Savage rifles. They are not the prettiest rifles in the world by no means,but out of the box i would say 80% of custom rifles can't match them in the shooting Dept.

    Just my 2 cents i guess
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    Unread 05-12-2011, 09:43 PM
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    Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

    ... anybody wanna talk about accuracy from tc venture or icon ...
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    Unread 05-12-2011, 09:51 PM
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    Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

    I saw CZ was mentioned and would like to give my opinion. I don't own a center fire CZ, but I do have a 455 in 22LR. It is not bone stock, as I have pillar bedded it, but it will hold 1/2 MOA out to 200 yards on a good day with CCI SV. It rarely goes over 2". Just adding some input.
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    Unread 05-12-2011, 10:00 PM
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    Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

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    I saw CZ was mentioned and would like to give my opinion. I don't own a center fire CZ, but I do have a 455 in 22LR. It is not bone stock, as I have pillar bedded it, but it will hold 1/2 MOA out to 200 yards on a good day with CCI SV. It rarely goes over 2". Just adding some input.
    Have the old CZ 452 military training rifle in a 22. Iron sights on them are spot on at any distance. Probably the most accurate iron sights ive ever used so im please with their rimfire too.
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    Unread 05-12-2011, 10:23 PM
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    Oh and i forgot to put in that a local gun shop used to really promote mossberg rifles. they said they could put 5 shots into a quarter and they were cheap so you really got what you paid for... But they now keep several rows of savage on display so they must of had a change in preference over the last couple years.
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