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Old 01-03-2008, 09:55 AM
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I'd still look closer at the stock, my group size decreased drastically after I stiffened up the forearm and bedded the action in the tupperware stock. There is a ton of flex there that you propably aren't seeing on the bench. also added weight to the butt and put on a Karsten cheekpiece to give a better eyeline to the scope. all of these really helped on my 7mm-08, went from average 1.5" group to about .75" now with factory Fusion ammunition!
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:14 AM
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I am going to order a Bell and Carlson Stock and then have it bedded to the action. I also think I will go with a 1 piece mount and rings and see if that helps. Thanks for all the quick responses.
Smitty, WHere did you find that cheekpiece you were talking about?

thanks

Lucas
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:50 AM
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Have you looked at Stockade stocks? I know a lot of folks are really happy with them.

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I went with a Joel Russo stock, as its the class of stocks (if you like laminate) for the savages.

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Old 01-03-2008, 04:17 PM
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Lucas

You stated that this is a factory Stevens, in that case the very first thing I'd do is replace the trigger. You can get a Rifle Basix from Midway for $80 that will adjust from 1-3 lbs.

A heavy inconsistent trigger can be very tough to shoot good groups with.

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Old 01-03-2008, 04:30 PM
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My trigger is going off at about 6lbs using a fishing scale and some string. Is that too much for a work rifle? My coyote rifle has the accutrigger and is set at 1 1/2 lbs and I feel that might be too light for a deer rifle. Or do most of you have your triggers set that low?

I think I will go with the Bell and Carlson Stock since I wouldn't have to bed it and I prefer synthetic stocks.

Thanks for all the tips. Thats why I got the stevens. I can choose what goes into it and will still end up less than comparable brands. Awesome.

Lucas
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:57 PM
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Lucas

I run my deer rifle triggers between 2-3 lbs. 6 lbs from the factory isn't great but it's not terrible either.

I have one Bell & Carlson stock and while it is a step up from the factory stock I wouldn't get another, just not solid enough for my liking. I can still get the barrel to touch even after free floating about 1/16 " on each side.

No matter which stock you get it's almost always beneficial to bed it.

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Old 01-06-2008, 08:45 PM
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Are you using a known good scope? This has bitten me in the past...Had everything done to the gun before checking the scope and that was my problem.
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