Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions
Have you checked the scope? Also, the scope base. The Savage has a blind screw hole in the back which could result in the mount screw being proud. It feels tight, but the base isn't secure. I had to shorten one of my mount screws on both my Predator and my LRH.
With the bedding screws, I would try a group with screws just snugged down lightly by hand, alternating between the front and back screw. The bedding block on the Savage is designed to flex around the sides of the action. If it's too tight, the action's contact seems to be effected, so much so that the trigger, safety can bind up. Just about every Savage I have seen out of the box has the screws just snugged down, probably less then 25#. I had to do this with my Predator in 22-250. The screws are only snugged down lightly, but once I found the right tension, I Blue Loctited them to make sure they didn't loosen up. The groups shrank from an inch to one ragged hole. It's been shooting great for about two years and a few hundred rounds through it.
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