I am a long time reader, first time poster. I am looking to buy/build an accurate long range gun in 25-06. I will use it primarily for long range varmints, mule deer and antelope. I have had a desire to do this for a number of years but kept putting it off due to one thing or another. I know it isn't the most ballistic efficient caliber but I have an itch for the 1/4 bore that needs to be scratched.
I am trying to find out info on Savage’s new accustock. It looks like a very good upgrade from their current stocks, which is scary since I have seen some amazing shooting from their standard stock and a little work. Any actual experience with this stock yet? Is it as good as it sounds or am I going to end up going aftermarket anyway or doing stock work to accustock?
Also, I am looking at the 110fcp as a new gun option. I know it is their law enforcement series but it seems to have most of what I am looking for. My plan would be to use the stock barrel, if it performs as desired, for bench/varmint shooting and then screw on a lighter contour barrel come hunting season for deer and pronghorn antelope. Any thoughts, concerns, suggestions regarding moving in this direction? I guess if the accustock isn't that important then there are likely other models that may fit my needs.
nothing against savage because they are great and very easy to work with but i have to say i love the senderos too! i have one in .2506 and .270 and they both are real shooters but so has been every savage i have put in my hands. but if you are worried about the weight in the sav tact for hunting and wanting to switch before season to a sporter then dont let anybody talk u out of the savage because the barrel switch is ten times easier to do by urself.after you shoot the thing i have a hard time believing u will want to throw a sporter on it to save a couple pounds but by all means do what u want and dont let anybody talk u out of it.that thing should shoot as good as any.good luck
338 Legend gives good advise. I have a .25-06 Sendero SF (no plans to sell it) and it has produced great accuracy with everything I've tried in it, with the exception of the Hornady 75gr V-Max. Never could get it to shoot those worth a darn. My son is using it right now.
I looked at the Savage 110FCP and that would be a nice rifle and you could probably get it cheaper than the Remington. It has a the Accu-stock, Accu-trigger and muzzle break. The muzzle break would probably come in handy while varmint hunting, allowing you to see your hits/misses. I've owned several Savages and they have been shooting machines!
Swapping the barrels on a Savage is always an option. I've never explored that as I've always had other rifles around to fill any niches and the Savages shot just fine.
If/when you get that .25-06 PM me and I'll send you some load data for the 115gn VLD Berger - great bullet for that caliber! JohnnyK.
Thank you for the advice so far. I do like the sendero but I am not sure it has the flexibility I want as far as potential barrel changes that I can do easily. Also, I am pretty sure that Remington doesn't make the sendero in 25-06 anymore which means I would have to buy used or maybe get lucky and find a few remaning leftover new ones that may hanging around. Finally, I have been hearing so much about how these savages flat out shoot I am ready to try one for myself!
Thanks for the offer on VLD loads also! That is the primary bullet I hope to use for mulies!
I have not used the accu-stock, but the rifles are phenominal out of the box accuracy. I think you will do just fine with a savage. I own two as of right now. I also have a remmy in a model 7, but it is going to need some work. The accu-stock is pretty new, so information and actual usage is pretty scarce I imagine right now. I don't think you would be going wrong from what I have read about them. I just can't afford the law enforcement models right now.
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I recently purchased my first Savage. i was a die hard Remington fan.
I have the model 16 in 7WSM. Load work up is done and 140 accubonds shoot right at 1/2 inch at a hundred. The 168 Berger VLD is scary. Shoots a ragged hole at 100.
I don't know how the accustock can help that out too much but I would not hesitate to buy another.