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First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

 
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:29 PM
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First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

Just got back from Angeles Shooting Range and... IM IN LOVE!

My new Savage 110FCP HS Precision in 338 Lapua w/ Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56,


I only had 30 Factory 300gr Scenar rounds to take with me so I had to make them count. Took 2 rounds to get a hit on the paper at 100yards, 3rd round was close enough to dead center. Put the target out to 200 yards, took 2 more shots to get it zeroed at 200. I set the ZeroStop and zeroed the turrets on scope. Shot 2 more rounds to confirm the 200y zero did not move. I moved to a smaller target on my stand and ran a single 3 shot group with shots 8, 9, and 10 to finish off my first box.

0.827" 3 shot group @ 200 yards before I even put 10 rounds though the "out of the box" Savage, that comes out to just under 1/2 MOA,



The recoil was vary manageable, not much more then a 308! Short video below,

For the next 10 rounds I was having a blast making 1st rounds hits at the steels ranging form 300 yards out to 600. Used "Shooter" to get the proper dope and it worked great, every shot was a hit! Im in love with this thing! I wasn't all super anal about 1 shot then clean break in. I did clean it before and after the first shot, no cooper was indicated on the patches. So I cleaned it about every 5 or 6 shots, still no cooper on the patches (using Butches Bore Shine). Came home with 10 Factory rounds and a bunch of .338 reloading supplies (Retumbo, 300gr SMK's, 1K of Fed GM215M and some Redding Dies). Did I mention I love this thing!

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:36 PM
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Re: First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

Looks like a pretty light recoil. I wouldn't mind having one some day.

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Re: First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

I have bean waiting for a review on this combo and am not at all surprised. Glad to here it and Thanks for posting it................Duke
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Re: First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

Great to hear, I had been waiting for your rewiew. Recoil looks very light.
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Re: First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

What does the bare rifle weigh?.Wait till you start throwing long bombs, in the 1000 + range , then you will really love it, then throw some 300 gr. footballs for long range scores and you will love it xxx3
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Re: First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

I keep telling myself I need a 3g gun but man I really want this .338.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: First outing with the Savage 110FCP 338Lapua

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What does the bare rifle weigh?.Wait till you start throwing long bombs, in the 1000 + range , then you will really love it, then throw some 300 gr. footballs for long range scores and you will love it xxx3
14.5lbs total.
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Karstan Cheek Rest
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