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Old 08-30-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

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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.

the wedge works very well if done the right way
gary

P.S. given a choice I'll buy the wedge everytime
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

O.K., no moe problemo. I filed the forend of the stock today and went to the range. I had about 6 different sets of bullets loaded to try and settled with the 140gr VLD with 49.5grs of H4350, BR2 primers, and Lapua brass. It is 3080fps avg and my BIGGEST group was just under .5", the average was .44". Thanks for all of the help and info.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:16 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

Good news. Guess I had better do that to mine.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:37 AM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

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O.K., no moe problemo. I filed the forend of the stock today and went to the range. I had about 6 different sets of bullets loaded to try and settled with the 140gr VLD with 49.5grs of H4350, BR2 primers, and Lapua brass. It is 3080fps avg and my BIGGEST group was just under .5", the average was .44". Thanks for all of the help and info.
Glad to hear that go got her shooting! I really like the Savages and have several. They all shoot great, but they all needed stock touch-up to get there. They and other manufactures need to address this issue. it is quite common. My Predator 22-250 had a contact point halfway down the barrel and would shoot about an inch. After opening it up it was a one holer.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:14 AM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

Maybe I should do that with my predator 22-250 also. Mine will shoot .75" and I always thought with it being a 224 caliber it should shoot a little better. I have 5 Savages and I love them all.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:25 PM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

I seem to be having some of the same issues and I have tried everything. I have floated the barrel and torqued to specs. The scope is on a pic rail with good rings torqued to specs. I still seem to have very spotty grouping in my 5 shot strings. I can almost get an inch group (unacceptable) seating about .005" of the lands. Might just get another stock and re-barrel next. Not impressed so far with savage.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:54 AM
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Re: Savage 111 long range issue

I had to put around 100 rounds through mine before it started shooting. It'll shoot 1/4" groups all day long now.
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