Re: Your Opinions and Reviews of Savage Rifles?
I just did load development on a new 116BSS (lam stock, internal box and SS finish). It is chambered in .300RUM and a Holland QD was installed after purchase.
Overall...the mag box was a little tight to push in the loaded cartridges. A little file dressing of the box lips may smooth this. Also would have liked it a little longer to utilize more case capacity. The 180gr TSX was seated pretty deep to feed reliably.
Installed a Timney trigger...NICE!!
LR accuracy was great...at least I think so. Groups were .5 MOA to 500 yards...the longest formal range I have access to. 100yds was not very impressive...MOA...but as the distance increased the shots stayed tight...under 1.25" at 300yds and 2.5" at 500yds.
The load was a stiff charge of RL-25, Fed 215, RP case and 180gr Barnes TSX. Clean up was also fast...JB'ed the barrel before firing a round, cleaned after each of the first five rounds then after each three. When done with load work I fire five to confirm POI at 500yds then cleaned...three patches w/ Sweets and done!