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Old 03-26-2011, 08:27 PM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

Yeah, I found that a little enlightening myself. I never really thought about it until I tried it. Found out my scope was way off from where it should have been.

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:42 PM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

I had that same scope on a 25-06 Ruger No. 1 that I purchased at Cabellas.I fought with that gun for almost 6 months before trying another scope. Sent the Elete back and found out that it had been stressed by being turned past range . I can only assume this happened while being bore sighted at Cabellas.
They put a note with the scope telling me not to go more than 20 clicks in any direction. It shot great after the fix but had the same symptoms as yours before the fix.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:02 PM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

What an awesome Vid Tank. Very informative, tks

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:58 AM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

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I had that same scope on a 25-06 Ruger No. 1 that I purchased at Cabellas.I fought with that gun for almost 6 months before trying another scope. Sent the Elete back and found out that it had been stressed by being turned past range . I can only assume this happened while being bore sighted at Cabellas.
They put a note with the scope telling me not to go more than 20 clicks in any direction. It shot great after the fix but had the same symptoms as yours before the fix.
Well, I still haven't been able to lay my hands on a box of Fed GMMM but I did remount the scope as per Tank's video instructions and although the rifle & scope 'felt' much easier to look thru and much less awkward to shoot, the groups were still scattered in what I can only call a random fashion. Really suspicious of the scope now but feel like I should try & shoot a group of the Fed rounds b4 I pull the scope because that would really point to either the scope or the barrel unless the torque on the action hold downs has to be adjusted differently for each rifle. If this turns out to be the case it seems like a very difficult and expensive process to go through and one that quite frankly would influence me to feel like Savage ought to take all these rifles back and get them right b4 offering them for sale. I sure hope that's not gonna be the case!
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:07 AM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

I'd sure try another scope, any scope, just to see if it improves the groups. It is really frustrating and not to mention hard on confidance. you wonder on every shot if it was you or the gun or scope or the ammo. Been there and done that. good luck and I'm sure you will figure it out !!

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:19 PM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

+1 for the Video
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:36 PM
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Re: need help w/poor grouping- Savage model 11 Long Range Hunter 308

thanks Tank. by the way do you have any other videos like tha?
as for the savage issue.: i havent played with savages new system for holding actions in stocks., but a though is bed the rifle and then the issue of 'special torque' may not be there anymore.
just a thought
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