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Old 06-08-2013, 11:45 AM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

I have the 110 BA 338 lapua and I had similar issues at first. what is your round count on the barrel? after about 65 - 75 rounds mine went from a 1"- 1 1/2" at 300 yards to 1/2"-1". How did you break it in? How many rounds between cleanings? I'm at rough 125 rounds and it is a consistent 1/2" rig at 300 yards. What is your load with h1000?

Hope I can help, Eric
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:00 PM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

Seating depth......this is nothing more than a fine tuning step...the last step after you have found powder type and weight. Another tuning device is neck tension.

I have never taken a 1 1/2 moa gun and tweaked the seating depth and turned it into a 3/4 moa gun. It ain't going to happen.

I have twelvteen differn't comp tubes in various calibers that shoot the Berger Hybirds, VLD's, and old fasioned BT's. I have NEVER found one that shot better way off of the lands...EVER..... Ten out at most. Usually ten IN!!

I have a couple of LR hunting rigs that shoot the VLD. I used to load some long near the lands and some short to fit the mag. They pretty much shot the same...enough so that I quit loading the long ones to single feed. But, those are hunting guns, and the deer don't know a 5" 1000 yard group from a 7 inch!!!

Just my .02,
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:45 PM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

I am using retumbo in mine with the bergers. I get better groups with it than h1000. My best group with the rifle is 3 5/8" at 1000 yards. I have the bergers seated at mag length. I also tried the smk and the bergers would punch through my steel and the smk would just dent it at a grand. Hope this helps in making a decision Ryan
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:51 AM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

Thanks again for the continued help! This rifle has only had 30 rnds down the tube so they may be a big contributing factor to my testing thus far. I am not one for a religous break in of the barrel but have been cleaning every 4-6 shots since the first 5 rounds have been put down range. The more I read the more I lean towards stretching my zero out to 200 or 300 yards. I know this is just the beginning and I may be a little anxious to find the "perfect" load. I just can't wait to start stretching this rifle out onto some steel. I also have a WY antelope hunt in the works if the draw works out! I'll keep everyone posted when I get back out to shoot. Keep the suggestions coming!
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:06 AM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

working a load and overall length up can seem to take for ever!!! keep with it and you'll find the sweet spot eventually. but if you think you have the load worked out keep shooting it. i think round count is playing a big roll on your group size. between 75-150 you will start seeing it tightening up id think.

good luck with your shooting.

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:44 PM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

I have the same rifle and the same scope sitting at home waiting for me. Did you ever get the load worked up? I am trying to get as much input as possible. I cant wait to get back from Afghanistan and start shooting it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:42 AM
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Re: Savage 110 FCP 338 Lapua Question

How is the accuracy out of the FCP? I have been thinking it might be a good way to get into a 338 for the cheap end for something just to play with for a while. I don't want to waste the money if they aren't worth it.
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