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Old 08-02-2007, 05:35 PM
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Nead help with Savage 308

Just bought a savage 10 tactical 308 with the Mcmillian stock. Had it now for a month and still can't get this gun under 1 MOA. I am an experienced shooter and can shoot some impressive groups with other guns so it not me.

Any other savage owners wanna help me with some info on these.

I tried varget/hornaday 168gr/178 gr in every single grain/OAL combo possible.

Thought about trying VithoVourie (spelling?) and Berger VLD's

Will the berger open up or are they similar to the SMK's. SMK's I had problems with punching holes right through groundhogs and not killing them.

I wanna stay above 168 gr bullet with as high as BC as possible. Will be shooting from 0-1000 yrds.

SAVAGE 308 OWNERS PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:48 PM
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The Berger bullets will expand much better than the smk at the lower 308 velocity. I shoot the 175 Bergers and reloader 15 out of one of my .308 rifles with outstanding accuracy.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:41 PM
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thanks for the info

how many grains powder are you shooting? What Velocity?
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:09 PM
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What kind of groups are you getting ? just big or do they string out to the sides or up and down. What have you done to try to find the problem?
It could be loose scope rings or mounts , maybe a bad scope
it could be poor bedding or loose stock/action screws
is the barrel tight and headspaced right?
does the barrel touch the stock anywere like a pressure point?
Have you looked at the crown? does it have any burrs or appear to be cut out of square?

their are alot of things that will make a gun shoot bad what have you done to narrow the search down?

Savages in general come pretty well put together but every once in a while a turd can slip through that had a poorly cut crown or chamber or maybe the crown got bumped in transport.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:15 PM
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I am using 43.5 gr of reloader 15 for a velocity of 2725 fps. I have also had good luck with IMR 4064 and TAC.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:56 PM
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42.7 gr RL 15 with the 168 sierras shoots .2s in mine using winchester brass. It is the only load I have tried, It was listed as the most accurate load in the Sierra manual. I remember it vividly because it was the first time one of thier accuracy loads shot in my gun.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:19 PM
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I can think of a couple of things to check. Make sure the front screw from your scope base is not touching the bolt head. Check the barrel nut to make sure it's tight. Also, the action should be free floated on the sides and especially the rear tang.

Do they come bedded in the Mcmillian stocks? If not, it may need bedded.

I use win brass, cci br2, varget at 44.5-45 and 175 SMK at around 2700 in my 10fp.
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