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Old 08-29-2012, 11:38 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

I have the same rifle same caliber too. I was having the same problem my first two shots were toughing dead center and the next three were an inch right in a nice little cluster. I went home and check the barrel to see if it was free floating. Come to find out the tip was touching so about three minutes with a dremel it was nicely floated. the next thing i did while the stock was off is torque the wedge to 40 in/lbs. It shoots 5 in a nickel now.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:40 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

Great, thanks for the info. Seems to be the same problem. Tomorrow I will clean it up and try again.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:01 AM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

wedge to 40 in/lbs. It shoots 5 in a nickel now.


do just the long actions have the wedge because my 11 LRH doesnt have one ?
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:25 AM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

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wedge to 40 in/lbs. It shoots 5 in a nickel now.


do just the long actions have the wedge because my 11 LRH doesnt have one ?
Mine is a long action and doesn't have one. I'm glad! I have another Savage Predator that has one and don't like it at all. Hard to work with, weak looking, and in my opinion, it doesn't make any difference in accuracy compared to the aluminum block.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

i wounder why some have it a some dont ?
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:45 PM
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i wounder why some have it a some dont ?
My owners manual calls them a 1st and 2nd generation Accustock, (first having a wedge, second without) and shows directions for dealing with both styles.

I think they just improved the design to get rid of the cheesy wedge.

I too would recommend a stronger bore solvent. I have been using Montana Extreme.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:33 PM
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Mine is a long action and doesn't have one. I'm glad! I have another Savage Predator that has one and don't like it at all. Hard to work with, weak looking, and in my opinion, it doesn't make any difference in accuracy compared to the aluminum block.
My first 112BVss-s
had a wedge loaded recoil lug system of my own design about twelve years before Savage even dreamed it up. It made my groups a little more repeatable. Torqued all screws to 35 in.lb. with the wedge being first at about 15in.lb. Then retorqued everything to 35in.lb. in three steps. Another issue with Savages in that the rear tang needs to be free floated as well as the trigger needs clearence. I used the old style trigger and the laminate varmit stock with a few mods done to the outside as well. That rifle shot mid to high twos all the time, and would occassionally dip into the high ones (best groups were in the .185" range for five shots [ 22-250 with Sierra #1365 bullets and 35.5 grains of IMR 3031])

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