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Old 02-10-2010, 09:03 PM
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Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

I have three questions..

1. Whats the differences between the model 10 and the model 12?

2. This sounds like a solid accurate shooter. Does anyone have any negatives or positives about this setup?

3. Is the accustock worth the extra money?
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

I have the model 10 .223. The stock is not an acustock and does flex with a bipod on the end of it. But it does not touch the barrel. With factory 40 grain vmax hornay's 3/8 groups. So I wouldn't worry about the acustock.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:10 PM
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Re: Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

(1) The model 12 series is a short action and from the factory one can onlu get it chambered in 308 sized cases or smaller.

The model 10 can be had in cartridges up to and including the 338 Lapua.

(2) I do not own a Savage nor have I ever owned a Savage that was not out of the box a good shooter. Lots of pre-made after market barrels and parts make this a hobbiests dream setup regardless of model. Changing barrels without expensive tooling,machines or a smith make this an easy manufacturer for me.

(3) Accustock is a nice concept that I personally will never own. Not conducive to larger recoil lug changes. Plus with the new bolt release system mounted in the stock on the new guns its a deal breaker for me. Plenty of older models around for putting cool looking after market stocks on though.

Personally the Stevens is the same gun minus the Accutrigger. The Stevens trigger cleans up nicely though or for $85. one can buy a very nice trigger group from Sharp Shooters Supply. AT $300. or a tad more this would be my choice.

Neal
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:22 PM
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Re: Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

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(1) The model 12 series is a short action and from the factory one can onlu get it chambered in 308 sized cases or smaller.

The model 10 can be had in cartridges up to and including the 338 Lapua.

(2) I do not own a Savage nor have I ever owned a Savage that was not out of the box a good shooter. Lots of pre-made after market barrels and parts make this a hobbiests dream setup regardless of model. Changing barrels without expensive tooling,machines or a smith make this an easy manufacturer for me.

(3) Accustock is a nice concept that I personally will never own. Not conducive to larger recoil lug changes. Plus with the new bolt release system mounted in the stock on the new guns its a deal breaker for me. Plenty of older models around for putting cool looking after market stocks on though.

Personally the Stevens is the same gun minus the Accutrigger. The Stevens trigger cleans up nicely though or for $85. one can buy a very nice trigger group from Sharp Shooters Supply. AT $300. or a tad more this would be my choice.

Neal

Neal, I'm in agreement with most of what you said. But, the 10 action is a short action also. The 110 is the long action version of the 10. Also, SSS and Stockade make stocks for the new models with the new bolt release.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:19 PM
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Re: Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

The model 10 can be had in cartridges up to and including the 338 Lapua in the 110 or long action version.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:29 PM
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Re: Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

Thanks for the input.

threefingervic I guess what I was wondering on the model 10 vs. 12 is whether the action is the same. ie. the bolt and the quality.

This particular model comes with the accustock on it and was wondering how much this actually makes a noticable difference in accuracy.

In .204 it has a 24 inch barrel where most of the bbl model 12s have a 26 inch barrel. What downside is there to a 2 inch shorter barrel?
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:17 PM
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Re: Savage model 10 predator hunter max1

I will do the best to answer your questions. I spend some time on the Savage Shooters site. The gurus on that site seem to think that the actions are pretty much the same. The finish or ports may be a little different, but the function and quality are the same. As far as the Accustock goes, IMO it is a very good factory stock. That said, if you want to change the stock to something specific I would scrap the idea of getting this gun all together (I'll explain in a second). With the barrel length, savage must think that the .204 Ruger only needs 24" to stabilize with whatever twist they are using. Also, I don't think that the extra 2" would give you a ton more in the way of velocity.

Okay, if you don't like the idea of the accustock, or really want to put an after market stock on that gun right away. I would consider looking looking into a barreled action from Northlander on the Savage Shooters site. I looked, they have 26" barrels and a few different actions to choose from for a .204. Check it out.
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