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Satisfied Savage owners - speak out!

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Unread 07-20-2009, 04:41 PM
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Re: Satisfied Savage owners - speak out!

"I really like the Accu-trigger basically from my early days shooting a 303 - cannot get away from the 2 stage trigger. The only issue I have is the amount of creep with the Mk II trigger - off to the gunsmith I suppose. The rifles really shoot well out of the box so I will have to see what happens when the new barrels arrive."

Iggy
The big differnce between the Accutrigger and a military trigger is that if you side draft a military trigger it still works, if you sidedraft an Accutrigger it only goes click.....Some are touchier than other to sidedrafting but in a field rifle this is a real PITA!
You can clean up the creep in the MKII trigger by putting a shim or two between the trigger group and the action @ the back screw. Just make sure you dont put in too much and have the trigger so fine that it can go off by itself.
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    Unread 07-22-2009, 03:29 AM
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    Re: Satisfied Savage owners - speak out!

    Thanks MachV. The Accu-trigger does make you get your technique sorted out...to date I have not had any issues with 'side drafting'

    Thanks also for the tip with the shims. I will look at it & see if Ican do anything before I nee to send it off to the gunsmith.
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    Unread 07-22-2009, 08:43 AM
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    As of right now, I have the 12 LRPV in .22-250, averaging .1 - .3" inch groups @ 100 yds. At 450 yds. it shoots about 3" with no wind doping, the vertical group size is about 1" tho. I have a review for this rifle @ Savage model 12 long range precision. If I had to make this choice again, I do it. lol.

    I also have the 93RBTV, in 17HMR. This gun is another great shooter.

    Planning on a F-class build on one of the target actions also.

    **The firearms listed above are owned by me, and not including my brothers and dad .
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    Yorke-1,

    With the H322 @29.7, what bullet were you using?

    Thanks !
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    Savages are another addiction. LOTS of different factory flavors and if you don't find what you want...just build it!

    Factory Savage 223 Competition rifle



    Older factory J action in 25/06


    My first 223 AI that I machined and built. Gotta love those B & C stocks!


    223 AI rechambered by me

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    Another 223 AI by me

    Not a bad 700 yard group, but not great either. I will blame the wind!


    338 RUM built on a Savage Target action.


    755 yards with the 1st deer taken by the 338 RUM built on a Savage Target action for my shooting buddy. (one shot)


    938 yards with the 338 RUM (one shot)
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    My 6.5x55 AI build. First group while fireforming brass at 700 yards.



    My buddy's 6.5x55 AI (almost finished in this pic).


    Factory Savage BVSS in 7 Rem Magnum. Bought this rifle for the action and the stock, but it shot SO good, I could not bring myself to part it out, and sold it.


    Ever wonder how to "fix" the flexible stock on a cheap Savage or Stevens? Some U channel epoxied into the channel does wonders.

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