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Old 12-04-2009, 05:21 PM
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Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

I have decided to purchase long range .308 and .223 rifle for paper punching and hunting. I have looked at the Remington VLS and also the Savage model 12 Varmint Low Profile. Based on what I have read on this and other forums, for the money, the Savage is a great deal. My question is in regards to accuracy of the single shot versus the detachable mag. The reviews state that the single shot is stiffer and thus better accuracy. Comments are appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:34 PM
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Re: Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

I own a Mod 12 with DBM in .308. I have cut many groups to sub MOA most of which were in the .75 to .5 MOA. I would say if you want a repeater get it especially if you are hunting. Quick follow ups are good for varmints. I currently shoot mine one by one. I had it rechambered for 300WSM and currently I am still sub MOA at about 2000rnds total through the tube as a 308 and 300WSM. I support your decision on either action style in a Savage.

I have one group prone at 100yrds that measured in at .233 with 110 V-Maxs. Which ever you choose, you won't regret it.

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:40 PM
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Re: Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

Thanks Tank. Would this rifle setup be ok for entry level F-class also? It sounds that accuracy between single shot vs detachable mag is negligble. I live an hour from Oak Ridge Tenn and know they have a tremdous facility for long rifle shooting. Looking for one gun that can do both compete and hunt! .308 for hunting is a good round without the recoil.
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Re: Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

I wouldn't be afraid to use it in F-class. Their F/RT class rifles are the same thing with target actions (lighter triggers) and heavy 30" 1" contour barrels. The 26" varmint contour will be more than sufficient for accuracy.

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Re: Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

A while back I took the same barrel and screwed it on 4 different Savage actions (long action repeater,short action repeater, J action single shot and a short action single shot) Headspaced with a piece of resized brass the groups all lookt identicle!!
Dont stop me from useing more single shots though
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Re: Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

Savage all the way
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:07 AM
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Re: Remington VLS vs Savage model 12 varmint low profile

Thnx MachV. I may go the 12vlp in single shot .223 It seems logical that with more metal in the action, the better the accuracy. Based on what you are saying, it will not matter.
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