After shooting to 1000 yards with my 300 weatherby I wanted to get a gun that could reach out to 1000 while shooting under MOA. I wanted a gun accurate enough that it was not the limiting factor. So I researched and ended up purchasing a savage model 12 fclass to hopefully obtain this goal. Thought I would start a thread to track my progress to reaching my goal so others may see the kind of accuracy the stock savage model 12 can obtain in a beginners hands. Hopefully I will learn a lot about long range shooting and what it takes to reload for it.
Here is the rifle with falcon menace scope and Karsten's Cheek Rest
Took the rifle out to day to do barrel break in while testing a few different charges of powder to get an idea of what powder charge this rifle liked. Looks like around 50 gr. of 5831 with a 1/2" group.
Thinking I will load some up with various seating depths close to the lands and start with 48.5gr and work my way up towards 50gr to watch for pressure signs this sound like the right way to developing a load?