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Old 04-13-2002, 08:22 AM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

Darryl, thanks for all the info. What was the last year for the good Remington 700 actions? I have seen a marked decrease in quality myself the last few years and I should have mentioned that.
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Old 04-13-2002, 12:01 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

Hello LRH

I don't have the serial numbers but, a few years after they went to the small round safety lever, they started going down hill.

If you can find the ones with the large flat safety lever, those were the good ones. Seems any of the 721 or 722 actions were very good and desireable now.

The problem with any factory action is, once you get them trued correctly, the cost of that procedure plus the action cost to begin with almost warrants buying a custom action if your real serious about target shooting.

For hunting accuracy, this would not be as critical. You would not need it trued like the target shooter would do. Just lap the lugs and your ready. The 721 and 722 or the early 700 actions normally don't need to much work.

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Old 04-13-2002, 11:15 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

In speaking of the Savage, I noticed in the 2002 flyer their 12VSS Varmiter comes in .308, 11 1/4 lbs with a "Sharp Shooter" trigger. Anyone had any experience with those triggers?
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Old 04-14-2002, 08:33 AM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

Yes, I have the sharpshooter triggers in my two Savage rifles.

They work fine.

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Old 04-14-2002, 12:19 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

I am new LRH but I wanted to weigh in. I have a Savage 112FVSS (in 30-06) and am very pleased with its "out of the box" accuracy. Great gun for the money IMHO.
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Old 04-14-2002, 05:35 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

rhoman Just what is your out of the box accuracy? I already have a 30-06 Vangaurd and the accuracy is acceptable for close range hunting about 3" groups at 100 yards. But that is my brush gun so it real doesn't get shot past 50 yards. I like the caliber every deer has been an instant kill.

Thanks for sharing


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Old 04-15-2002, 12:27 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

I am still in the "experimentation" stage of finding the best load and bullet combo for my handloads. Going from memory, I have had a couple of three shot groups slightly over half an inch @ 100 yards using IMR 4350. So far only in 150 gr bullets and I believe the barrel is 1 in 9 twist which, if I understand correctly, should do better with the heavier bullets. I think the gun will consistently shoot under an inch with 57.X gr of IMR4350 and 150 gr Nosler BT and showing promise of doing much better once I get the load "perfected". Hope that helps.
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