Re: Savage model 10FCP-HS Precision in 308
Bigmike I think you will find that 43-46grns of varget or Imr4064 under 168 SMKs at 2.820"-2.835" will work for you, as well as 42-45grns of the same powders under a 175 SMK at the same lengths, or the 178 hornady bthp at 2.915", if you use remington, winchester, norma, or nosler brass. If you use Federal match, Lapua, IMI, or Lake City brass back those charges down a grain. As for the base and rings, I'm partial to the EGW 20moa rail about 45 bucks and Weaver 6 hole tactical rings 45 bucks, for the money they are rock solid. It may take 30-50 rounds for the barrel to settle in, so don't get frustrated if your first few groups aren't anything to brag about, however you made an excellent choice.