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Old 04-24-2010, 08:11 PM
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Tune up ?s for New Savage 112 BVSS

Was able to pick up a new Savage 112 BVSS in 300WM. Looking to those of you fimilar as to suggested modifiactions to make her shoot to full potential.

Trigger feels great allready but bolt seems a bit rough in travel.

Have seen this gun with the decelerator recoil pad. Any suggestions on a good recoil pad? Needed?

What do you guys think of the pillar bedding? I do have some davcon steel putty on the way.

What about the muzzel crown? Barrel break in?

Got a farrel 20 moa steel one piece I will mount with steel putty as well. Then probably mount a Wotac scope. Should make a good shooter for little investment.

I have not shot her yet just looking ahead. Ofcourse I will see what is possible as is right out of box.

Thanks in advance.

BT
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:54 PM
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Re: Tune up ?s for New Savage 112 BVSS

I just sent a 112bvss to my smith to tune it up. He is replacing the recoil lug and pinning it. Headspace, clean the crown up, square the bolt face, and pillar and bed with a Karsten cheek piece added. I am then sending my bolt to Sharpshooters supply to have a tactical knob and flute/coat the bolt. Should be a fun little shooter when it is all completed.

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Re: Tune up ?s for New Savage 112 BVSS

Mine is the older 112BVSS which has the flat receiver (pre AccuTrigger). I replaced the factory trigger with a Rifle Basix and I intended to have it bedded until I shot it. With handloads it shoots .3's at 100yds and 3.5" groups at 550yds. I'm happy with it just as it is. JohnnyK.
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Was able to pick up a new Savage 112 BVSS in 300WM. Looking to those of you fimilar as to suggested modifiactions to make her shoot to full potential.

Trigger feels great allready but bolt seems a bit rough in travel.

Have seen this gun with the decelerator recoil pad. Any suggestions on a good recoil pad? Needed?

What do you guys think of the pillar bedding? I do have some davcon steel putty on the way.

What about the muzzel crown? Barrel break in?

Got a farrel 20 moa steel one piece I will mount with steel putty as well. Then probably mount a Wotac scope. Should make a good shooter for little investment.

I have not shot her yet just looking ahead. Ofcourse I will see what is possible as is right out of box.

Thanks in advance.

BT
In my opinion, load some ammo up and do a break in. If you don't like the way it shoots, then take the other steps. I did how ever do a bedding job just to squeeze a little more accuracy out of it. The pillars are solid and provide plenty of support for the action. The actions run a little rough in the beginning, but after 300rnds or so it smooths out. Just so you know, the bump in the lift of the bolt is always a part of working the action. They don't have the smooth lift of the worked over Remington, but it is solid.

Make sure you do a good break in. They smooth out nice when it is done right. You should be able to squeeze some good accuracy out of it just the way it is.

Tank
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Re: Tune up ?s for New Savage 112 BVSS

Totally agree with what tank said , a good breakin then see how it is . Why do things that may not be needed.
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Re: Tune up ?s for New Savage 112 BVSS

I agree with the above mentioned, why do it if it isn't neccesary.

Mine was new, I spent the extra $200-300 for one reason, time. I don't get much time off from work, so I want to have the best chance for accuracy right from the get go. It would be different if my wife and daughter liked to shoot. An hour at the range is an hour away from my family. I try to make the best of my range time since it cuts into my family time. The only answer I have is to buy more land and have my range out my back door. <=Won't be happening for quite a while though


The bolt work will be for looks only but it will give it a personal touch.

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I just sent a 112bvss to my smith to tune it up. He is replacing the recoil lug and pinning it. Headspace, clean the crown up, square the bolt face, and pillar and bed with a Karsten cheek piece added. I am then sending my bolt to Sharpshooters supply to have a tactical knob and flute/coat the bolt. Should be a fun little shooter when it is all completed.

Brent
I wonder if you gain anything by squaring the bolt face since it has a
floating bolt head.
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