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Old 12-03-2008, 12:18 AM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

Ryan, try the 40 grain bergers. The vssf is one of the most beutiful factory rigs imo. I bought the stock off of one and put it on my sps varmint and it looks awsome. It's strange that other guys remmys won't shoot the 40's. my shoots them 1/2 moa all day long. This leads me to beleive there rate of twist is slightly different from gun to gun or barrel roughness is different. However every remmy I own shoots lights out. I can't say that with the .223 savage I have. It has chatter marks all over and I'm gonna have to rebarrel it. Oh well.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:43 AM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

Poor varmint guy, as much as he has tried to suppress the savage revolution, he has woefully failed!!
I have been watching his foolish anti-savage posts on many forums for quite some time now, nothing but a broken record!
Why someone can't give credit where it is due is over my head, I own many different brands of rifles, all have pros and cons, none are perfect!
Hold into the wind,
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:07 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

I own one of those $900 rb/lp savage (12 LRPV) rifles varmintguy is b******g about in 1:12" 22-250, I put a VX-III 6.5-20x50mm lr on it and it consistently shoots in the .2s" @ 100 yds with .1s" not uncommon (3-shot goups with cold bore included - 4 shots). With 5-shot groups, in runs in the .3s and .2s. Handloads of course. I own a few savages (very pleased) some winchesters (1 pre-'64 in 26" 220 swift) and some remingtons. All have their pros and cons, but I consistently pick up my savages over the rest lol. 6oz AccuTrigger even beats the m70 pre-'64 for crispness and anti-creep (lol) all the triggers on my guns have been played with (they are all factory) and the AccuTrigger still rules. As a matter of fact savage RULES, not to say other guns are not an option tho.;)
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:11 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

I like the accu trigger but I also like the 40x trigger.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:06 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

I sold both my 223s and went to a 204 and a 243.

Holy crap the 204 is awesome.

Mine is a Remington 700 SPS V. I should say the trigger sucks so bad I can not explain. I should have got another savage as both of my 223s were but I went Remington and should have stuck with what I knew, cuz I got to buy triggers for both those guns.

Anyways they both shoot super well, minus the garbage triggers.

The 204 will shoot a ragged hole at 200 yards with 30g bergers if I can control the poor trigger pull. Its hard to pull 3 in a row without goofing at least one up due to the trigger.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:57 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

I own two Savages. A BVSS in 300 WSM and MKII FV. Both shot acceptionally well. When the BVSS was a .308 befor it was reamed shot .5 or less all day long @100yrds. The MKII FV in .22LR shoots 1/4 or less if I do my part at 50yrds. Matter of fact, I can hit 240yrds on a 10"steel gong with the .22LR. FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:36 PM
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Re: 204 varmint rifle?

Cdog: I am not trying to supress savage Rifles I am simply refuting the myth that some folks try to propogate wherein ONLY savage Rifles are accurate!
NOTHING could be further from the real truth!
I brought on line just this month a wickedly accurate Ruger M-77 V/T in caliber 204 Ruger!
With VERY LITTLE load development (after barrel break-in) I got such splendid accuracy from a load using 32 grain Hornady V-Max's that i declared load testing over - on the Rifles 3rd trip to the range!
You might call this an example of "out of the box" accuracy!
On the 17th of January I made two groups (5 shot at 100 yards) measuring .378" and .347"!
For an average of .362"
With Varmint bullets this IS excellent accuracy from an all factory stock Ruger Rifle!
AND this Ruger Rifle is quality built, handsome, well balanced and obviously VERY accurate!
NO - savage Rifles DO NOT have the corner on accuracy!
And they ARE still clunky, awkward, cheaply made, unattractive and unbalanced Rifles!
You call my fact filled posts "foolish"!
I am calling YOU and YOUR contention that ONLY savage Rifles are accurate - FOOLISH, to the extreme!
If you think my posts "foolish" then disprove any of them OR any part of them!
I am calling you out there cdog!
Put up your evidence (like I have!) or shut up (but post your apology before you do!)!
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VarmintGuy (the cdog "corrector"!)
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