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Savage 16 (and stainless) accuracy vs the other models

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Unread 10-08-2013, 06:13 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wasatch Front, Utah
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Re: Savage 16 (and stainless) accuracy vs the other models

I own 2 savages, a older model 10 243 win that will shoot any thing i have put through it sub moa, It was my first hunting riffle and honestly i would never part with it. It will shoot 105 a maxes and realoader 19 .25 moa all day long out to 500 yards its bone stock no work except i adjusted the accutrigger down as far as i could get it to go. My other savage im not so sure about i also ( same as BrentM ) have the cabelas special 116 heavy fluted 6.5 284 and so far i cant get it to shoot worth a dam. i have been using known accurate loads of retumbo and 140 bergers and i cant get 3 shot groups without fliers, I have been to the range 7 times in the last two weeks trying everything i can find on here without sucess and i am honestly starting to think its the gun. As far as the 270 wsm goes a member on here BigNGreen has had great sucess shooting a savage based 270 wsm look at some of his posts for info. Both of my hunting partners have them and we have taken some nice mule deer and elk with them 2 of the 3 are mod 70 wins and the other is a browning a bolt all 3 shoot great.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 06:38 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near Napoleon,MI
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Re: Savage 16 (and stainless) accuracy vs the other models

A little smear of grease on the bolt and lugs and no concerns. it is never recommended to run stainless dry. The "High Tech" custom guns use a dry lubricant that is blasted on and is essentially permanent. Teflon is another potential solution. But I just use a lick of grease. In cold weather oil may be OK, but I don't like it in summer, too messy.
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