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Unread 11-30-2010, 06:22 PM
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Varmint gun

I've been shopping for a new varmint rifle and decided I didn't want to have a custom gun built. I told myself it was a cost issue but the truth is I don't want to wait to have another one built. So I decided to look at all of the rifle manufacturers without any bias and buy the best shooting one I could find. The only criteria is accuracy right out of the box. I'm buying this to shoot, not to be pretty. I decided on the 22/250 Remington caliber. After looking at almost every major rifle manufacturer and reviewing all available info I find I keep coming back to a heavy barrel Savage varmint rifle, specificly a 12 BVSS. I can buy it new for less than $800 and, based on a lot of feedback from friends, Savage comes very highly rated in the "accurracy right out of the box category". I have one other Savage rifle, a thumbhole 17HMR and it will drive tacks all day so I am not adverse to "lower end" rifles. If anyone out there has any constructive comments or advice I welcome the input.
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    Unread 11-30-2010, 11:20 PM
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    I love Savage rifles. I have several and they all shoot great. The only issue i have ever had is with feeding. But a little time spent on mag tweeking fixes that right up. The model 12 might be a single shot so this may not be an issue. If that is the only problem they have the price is right. I would put mine up against similar guns costing twice as much any day.
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    Unread 12-01-2010, 02:46 PM
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    I had that exact rifle and it would put 5 shot groups in under 0.4" at 100 yards every time if you pointed it straight and the wind wasn't blowing hard. My only complaint about it was the stock, which was like a 4x4 post. Savage makes a low profile bvss that has a little slimmer stock. I'd be shocked if it wasn't a tack driver.
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    Unread 12-01-2010, 02:50 PM
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    Have you looked at the Model 12 VLP? I have one in .243 and really like it. I am still developing loads and winter seems to have set in so not sure how much shooting I will be able to get in. Sub 1 MOA out of the box using cheep winchester superX 100gr. I think it is a little lighter barrel than the BVSS.
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    Unread 12-01-2010, 03:10 PM
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    i have one of the 22-250's in 12bvss and i absolutly love it. It shoots 1/4 moa groups and is one of my favorite factory rifles.
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    Unread 12-01-2010, 08:05 PM
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    I've been shopping for a new varmint rifle and decided I didn't want to have a custom gun built. I told myself it was a cost issue but the truth is I don't want to wait to have another one built. So I decided to look at all of the rifle manufacturers without any bias and buy the best shooting one I could find. The only criteria is accuracy right out of the box. I'm buying this to shoot, not to be pretty. I decided on the 22/250 Remington caliber. After looking at almost every major rifle manufacturer and reviewing all available info I find I keep coming back to a heavy barrel Savage varmint rifle, specificly a 12 BVSS. I can buy it new for less than $800 and, based on a lot of feedback from friends, Savage comes very highly rated in the "accurracy right out of the box category". I have one other Savage rifle, a thumbhole 17HMR and it will drive tacks all day so I am not adverse to "lower end" rifles. If anyone out there has any constructive comments or advice I welcome the input.
    I like more HP You can buy Rem 700 26 inch Var barrel .243's Red Mist is what needs to be created. 6mm bullets have far superior BC 22/250 at 300 and greater yards the speed is way down. I shot 1000's upon 1000's of 22/250 before moving up to 6mm and .277 for all my varmiting
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    Unread 12-02-2010, 10:19 PM
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    personally thats my favorite cartridge. i shoot my 22-250 well past 500 yards and on 8x8 steel i can almost guarantee first shot hits at 600 yards. its just my cup of tea. if you do go with the savage make sure you get the gun with a 1-9 twist barrel.
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