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Savage 12 FTR ???

 
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:17 PM
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Savage 12 FTR ???

Anyone have an opinion on the Savage 12 FTR .308. Thinking it might make for a good practice rifle - may also want to play around with some F class shooting.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:23 AM
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Re: Savage 12 FTR ???

Not something I'd want to haul around hunting (other than maybe a blind/stand) very much.

They work fairly well for F-Class.

Then again... I might be a wee bit biased.
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Re: Savage 12 FTR ???

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Old 10-24-2009, 01:36 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FTR ???

Ok now I'm curious - malinuk - I think I need to hear your story - I'm guessing it is going to be quite interesting.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:56 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FTR ???

Ah... short version is I shoot with a few other guys on a factory-sponsored F/TR team for Savage, using 12 F/TR and/or 12 Palma rifles, and we've enjoyed a couple good years with them. The rifles shoot. On the off chance you get one that has problems (it does happen, even to us) Savage has been very good about making things right.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:41 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FTR ???

Thanks for the reply and Pardon my ignornce.
I am in the process of joining a gun club where the shoot both F class and Palma.
Along with the gun what else do I need to get started? I don't know how serious I will get - but it sure sounds like a lot of fun.
Thanks for your time.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:42 PM
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Re: Savage 12 FTR ???

Well... besides a scope for the gun, you'll need a bipod, a rear bag of some sort, something to put between you and the ground, and something to see the targets when scoring for others. Some ranges might let you snuggle up next to the shooter and use your rifle scope to score with, but some don't (often there just isn't room on the firing point for two). Bare minimum, any pair of binocs or cheap spotting scope on a short tripod will work.

Later if you get serious, a higher quality spotting scope on a stand made specifically for High Power Rifle shooting will be worth your while - they can be used while shooting to check the mirage and/or keep an eye on whats happening on the targets on either side of you i.e. if three of the shooters next to you all dropped a shoot out downwind, you may want to hold up and re-assess what you think is going on.
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