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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:04 PM
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Re: Savage Accuracy, disappointed, free floated barrel

bedding the first 3 inches of the barrel for on mine (choate stock allumn. v block) took my patterns from a 3 leaf clover to the same hole (really un measurable) at 100 yrds. it took my friends (plastic stock pillar bed) from 1 moa to .33 moa (average) don't know about the accu stock.
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    Unread 05-25-2011, 06:05 AM
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    Re: Savage Accuracy, disappointed, free floated barrel

    I bought a Savage Predator that had accuracy issues. The barrel was contacting the stock in a couple of spots. Once I relieved the contact with sandpaper wrapped on a wood dowel the rifle shot .25-.5moa and has maintained that accuracy for over a year now.
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    Unread 05-26-2011, 01:51 PM
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    I purchased a Savage 111 LRH 7mm this spring and I noticed the stock was touching the barrel, I sanded it down before I even took it out to shoot it, I had factory hornady 162 grain SST's shooting 1/2 inch groups and I loaded up some 162 grain SST's with 62.5 grains of IMR 4831 seated .0010 off the lands and im getting 3 shots touching with that load
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    Unread 05-29-2011, 06:57 PM
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    I recently purchased a savage model 16 weather warrior in 270wsm. I am also wanting to shoot berger bullets. I bought a box of 140gr vld's and began the process. I was getting frustrated early on because I couldn't get and good groups at 100 yards. The best I could do was 1 1/4. I just knew the gun and calliber was capable of much better. I spoke with a few berger fanatics who live here locally. They told me to move my target back to 200 yards. They said the bergers don't stabalize at 100 yards. I was sceptical but I decided to give it a try. I saw a huge improvement immediately. I got numerous different loads to group under an inch at 200. Using some magpro and the 140's I got one group just over 3/4". Another group was just under 3/4". These are 3 shot groups. The barrel seems to shoot better dirty. I hope this helps.
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    Unread 05-29-2011, 07:30 PM
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    Re: Savage Accuracy, disappointed, free floated barrel

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    I recently purchased a savage model 16 weather warrior in 270wsm. I am also wanting to shoot berger bullets. I bought a box of 140gr vld's and began the process. I was getting frustrated early on because I couldn't get and good groups at 100 yards. The best I could do was 1 1/4. I just knew the gun and calliber was capable of much better. I spoke with a few berger fanatics who live here locally. They told me to move my target back to 200 yards. They said the bergers don't stabalize at 100 yards. I was sceptical but I decided to give it a try. I saw a huge improvement immediately. I got numerous different loads to group under an inch at 200. Using some magpro and the 140's I got one group just over 3/4". Another group was just under 3/4". These are 3 shot groups. The barrel seems to shoot better dirty. I hope this helps.
    FYI: I quit using the 100 yd range a number of years ago other than to get a new scope on paper. After that I see no purpose for results at 100 with the Bergers or any other LR rifle/bullet. I'm not sure i buy all the stabilizing stuff on Bergers but it sure wouldn't hurt to move your target back to 200 and 300 and see what you get - then you'll know for sure about all the stabilizing rumors.
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    Unread 05-29-2011, 08:49 PM
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    Re: Savage Accuracy, disappointed, free floated barrel

    I have a Stevens 7 mm Rem Mag I use 150 gr. Wolf Gold Line ammo and the rifle shoots 5/8 inch groups at 150 yds. clean barrel dirty barrel for this rifle makes no difference. Most of my Savages are this way I have an older 110 Savage .223 Tactical it shoots 1/4 inch all day long. The key is finding that right combo of bullet, powder , length and all the stuff that goes along with it.
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    Unread 05-29-2011, 09:36 PM
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    Re: Savage Accuracy, disappointed, free floated barrel

    Hello Kudu,

    How are the bases? I had some oil get under the bases of one of my 7mm Mags, groups tightened up quite a bit after I took it apart and re-applied some Loctite.

    How hot is your barrel getting? I live in the South, shooting often in the 90's, the barrel can take a while to cool down.

    Good call on free-floating the barrel.

    Good luck!
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