Re: Accuracy Tips for Savage?
I was about to throw away my heavy barrel 300win. No matter what loads, hand or factory, would it do better than 2 inches at 100 yards. I switched scopes, bases, rings. Everything I could think of.
I had about given up. I had just shot two 5 shot groups that were about 2-2.5". This is normally when I would quit an go home and clean up. My brother was with me. He asked to try it, just to prove that it was me and not the gun. He shot a group just under an inch.
Hmmm... I couldn't let him him think he was a better shot than me. So I shot another group. It was just over half an inch.
I thought maybe the barrel was finally broken in and everything was fine. So, I went home and cleaned it.
Guess what? Next time to the range...a 2" group. But, then after another couple 5-shot strings, the groups dramatically shrank again.
I finally figured out what she liked. At least 15 shots to foul. Then she's good to go. Now, it's once a year or when the groups open up. I've got about 300 rounds since the last cleaning with no signs of lost accuracy. I was smacking rocks last weekend at 1100 yards.
Good luck with your Savage. Spend some time figuring out what it likes.