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Old 01-13-2010, 09:36 PM
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Savage 11BTH .243 wont shoot!! opinions please

I have a Savage 11BTHin 243. it has a 1 in 9.25 twist. I started with Hornady 100 gr. sp flat base bullets and varget shot about an inch and a half groups at a wide range of seating depths. then i trie the same bullet with 2 more powders. then I decided to try Sierra 100gr. gamekings with a few powders and different seating depths. then I decided maybe it just doesnt like 100 gr. bullets so I loaded up 85gr. tripple shocks. no matter what I do i get 1.5 inch groups. I have taken the rifle apart and made sure it was bedded correctly I have checked my scope bases and rings they are all tight. the groups are not in lines vertically or horizontaly it is just eratic. I am thinking I need to glass bed or send it in to have it pillar bedded. Anyone else had similar issues with this savage or any other savage? Or just plain want to put in your 2 cents i welcome all opinions and comments.

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Old 01-13-2010, 10:57 PM
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Re: Savage 11BTH .243 wont shoot!! opinions please

No opinions from this group of fanatics?
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: Savage 11BTH .243 wont shoot!! opinions please

Did you try different primers, my 270wsm likes Fed 215's and BR2's only it goes from under 1/2 in to 1.5. Bedding is all ways good but it should do better just gotta find it.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:03 AM
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Re: Savage 11BTH .243 wont shoot!! opinions please

I did think of that. I know there are a few guns out there that are picky on primers. I shoot federal 210's out of it. I suppose I could try some CCI and winchesters. I have been wanting to try the accraglass kit from brownells anyway. Bedding it wont hurt it for sure so if that doesnt work i will probably try primers. I forgot To say I also started with Lee dies but changed to RCBS because with the Lee diesI was getting very inconsistent cartriges.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:31 AM
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Re: Savage 11BTH .243 wont shoot!! opinions please

My first thought is that the rear tang is hitting...Make sure that the rear tang is freefloated!! If you loosen the front action screw while holding the stock and barrel with the other hand, can you feel it move much?
The other is that the scope is either not adjusted for parralax or is loose inside?
Seams Varget works great for some but I have yet to get it to work worth a darn in any of the 4 243 savages....H414 and 55grain Noslers have been a great combo and R22/105 Amax another( for the 9.25 twist)
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yeah I have taken it apart and put it back together many times making sure it is perfect everytime and it still not shooting. I have never had to try this many bullet powder combos. I am kind of thinking as is this is the best its gonna get. Does anyone know if I can fit an accustock on it or is that all different?

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Old 01-14-2010, 10:43 AM
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Re: Savage 11BTH .243 wont shoot!! opinions please

How often are you cleaning the barrel?

I ask because I had a very similar problem with my 112FLVSS. No matter what bullet, powder, or primer it would shoot 1.5" groups.

I was cleaning it after every range session. About 10-15 rounds.

Then one time, I got lazy and didn't clean it. Rounds 15-20 were about 1".

Rounds 20-300 would be around 1/2". The groups didn't open up at 300, I just decided that I should clean it once a year.

Again, it took another 20 rounds or so to tighten back up.
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