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savage 243 won't shoot i group!!!!!!!

 
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:23 AM
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This is the load I have shot in a few Savage 243 varmint guns and I have always had great results. A 95gr Berger in front of 42.3gr of H4831sc with a Fed 210 in W-W brass. You have to seat these Bergers into the lands.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:51 AM
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I had a couple of rifles do this. The culprit in my case was the scope. I have a Simmons scope that will not stay together. The first time it was almost new, so I blamed the rifle, jerked the scope off was about to put it on another rifle when I noticed that it rattled. Simmons repaired the scope for $20.00 handling. When it came back I put it on a different rifle, assuming it was good to go. I blew another couple of boxes trying to zero that rifle when I realized it had to be the scope again. It's still around here somewhere, waiting to go on a "gunshow special". Try a different scope if you have one.

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Old 02-24-2008, 09:53 PM
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thanks for all of the help. i'm going to give it a hard look at this week. i hate to lose!!!!!! i'll keep you posted.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:52 PM
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Re: savage 243 won't shoot i group!!!!!!!

I just came across this old thread searching for answers for the same problem with the same gun and caliber. Was a solution ever found? I have glass bedded the stock and tried a plethora of loads, bullet weights, powders, seating depths and no luck. I always get a couple that look good and then all hell breaks loose and it is a 2 inch or larger group. I finally gave up and bought a new barrel, but have yet to change it out while I wait for a barrel vise to do it right. It is in 308 instead of 243 as I am just too disenchanted with a 243 right now. I was just curious if a barrel swap was the solution or if I just wasted some money on a new one. thanks
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:16 PM
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Re: savage 243 won't shoot i group!!!!!!!

Have you checked the crown? I have owned many Savage rifles in different calibers , all without accuracy issues. Over the years I have swapped everything from barrels to triggers, from stocks to scopes and have been able to get back to grouping asap.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:28 PM
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Re: savage 243 won't shoot i group!!!!!!!

Yes. I did check the crown and even re crowned it to be sure it was good. still had the same results. Very frustrating. I am hoping the new barrel resolves the issue.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:07 PM
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Re: savage 243 won't shoot i group!!!!!!!

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Yes. I did check the crown and even re crowned it to be sure it was good. still had the same results. Very frustrating. I am hoping the new barrel resolves the issue.
I'd say you did the right thing. Some factory Savage barrels are crap...others are great! From all you did to the rifle, I'd say your rifle has a crap barrel. Swap it out with that new one when you get your barrel vice & get to shooting, I'd wager $ that it'll shoot after the swap!!

Good luck and good
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