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Nope, it can be done in a matter of minutes


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Old 08-08-2005, 06:30 AM
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I sent an e-mail your way. Thanks for the web link!!
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:24 PM
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Re: Savage 110? -- Good starter?

A friend of mine recently bought the 110 in 300 winmag (no!, I did'nt have anything to do with his caliber choice [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]) It seems any thing we run through it will shoot(factory ammo that is) He cant wait to put together some handloads to find out how good it can shoot.I dont think anyone can go wrong with Savage .
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:13 PM
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Re: Savage 110? -- Good starter?

My brother just bought a savage 116 in 270 winchester and we recently squeezed a 3.25" group at 250 yards with 130 factory loads. These guns may be a bit on the homely side but they arent supposed to win beauty pageants, savages are becoming well known for their out of box accuracy. Let us know how it shoots when you get out to the range.

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Re: Savage 110? -- Good starter?

Certainly nothing wrong with either the .308 or a Savage. Would probably make an excellent "first" rifle, some however feel the recoil is too much for a beginner. Recoil from a .308 has never been an issue with me. I owned a Savage 110 "J" series in .308 once and it shot extremely well. Sub half inch @ 100yds with tailored handloads. A friend needed/wanted it worse than I did though. My next .30 cal rifle was a .300WMag Sendero, WOW! what a difference. Performance wise it's like comparing a Mustang to a Fiesta. Both have their places I guess.
As for Savage rifles, most shoot extremely well right outta the box. The factory trigger used to be the rifle's only pitfall. That has changed with the AccuTrigger. Personally I have always opted for the aftermarket trigger on the Savages that I have owned. I currently own a FP110 in .223 (long action receiver for short action cartridge). It has upheld the Savage accuracy tradition. It has the 1-9" twist but shoots the 55gr Nosler Ballistic Tip very well. Myself and two other friends have shot 3-shot groups in the .13-.16" range with this rifle using my handloads. It shoots the 69gr SMK into quarter inch groups @ 100yds. I haven't tried anything heavier. Lately it's been sitting in the gun cabinet awaiting new glass. Good starter? - you bet, just be ready to hit the ground running! JohnnyK.

P.S. Jerry Teo - can you email me on how you bedded those Savage "tupperware" stocks and what you used? I would really appreciate it. My email is: "johnek@starband.net"
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:29 PM
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Re: Savage 110? -- Good starter?

You can't go wrong with a Savage. I have two savages, a 10fp in 308 and a 116 fss in 7stw, both average around 1/2" groups at 100 yards with handloads (the 10fp is usually closer to 1/3"). the 10fp really likes 175 matchkings over 45 grains of varget. right out of the box the 10fp has good 1000 yard capabilitiy. I have shot several 7" groups at this range. If you can't afford or don't want to buy a custom rifle buy a savage.
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Re: Savage 110? -- Good starter?

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My next .30 cal rifle was a .300WMag Sendero, WOW! what a difference. Performance wise it's like comparing a Mustang to a Fiesta.

Myself and two other friends have shot 3-shot groups in the .13-.16" range with this rifle using my handloads. It shoots the 69gr SMK into quarter inch groups @ 100yds.

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I assume the Savage is the Mustang then? I'd originaly thought you meant the Savage was the Fiesta so I was going to ask you just how small that Sendero groups. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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