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Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:55 PM
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Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Well it's finally complete! This rifle is a Savage model 12 FVSS 270 WSM. I worked it over as I had time and money. First the plastic stock left and a B&C Medalist went on. Then I bedded it twice, kinda unsuccessfully. Then this spring I tore it all down, chipped out the Devcon and started over. I re-crowned the barrel and trued up the nut and action, installed a SSS recoil lug and set it up to minimum head space. Trigger is an Accutrigger that has been tweeked, and I got a super good stress free Devcon bed job and bedded the rail on the action and mounted a 4-14 WOTAC Gen 5 scope in Weaver tac rings, leveled and check click value. Then the last thing I did was sand blast and used flat black Aluma-Hyde on all the metal except the flutes.
I've got it to the range once since finishing and it shot just under MOA to 1015 yrds and it was super consistent with zero wandering or funky stuff!! I can dial exactly what Loadbase tells me and make solid hits.
Load is 140 Berger with 71 gr of Retumbo lit by Fed 215's going 3307 FPS.
The next phase will be a new barrel for heavy 270 bullets giving me the best of shooting light and fast and shooting high BC long range monsters in the same gun!





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Old 07-09-2010, 11:12 PM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Sounds like you did some good work on your rig and it looks great. I love the spider web pattern-good choice of colors. Compliments on the pics too-really clear. Sounds like you got yourself one heck of a shooter. Enjoy.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:59 AM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

green man, that's really good looking!! Man, it looks good!

I also finally got to shoot my Savage 338-300 RUM. I usually like shooting for load testing at 300 yards but this time I only had the trucks tail gate so I optioned for 100 yards. I also think I got a shooter my self.

I could not spend much on parts but I'm very happy with it.

Congratualtions on a great looking rifle!
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:37 AM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Nice looking rig, I love Savages!

I also must congratulate on hitting the 1015 yard target through all that brush.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:05 AM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

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Nice looking rig, I love Savages!

I also must congratulate on hitting the 1015 yard target through all that brush.
It came out nice, but you caught me, I had the same pics from shooting day at the range but they got sucked into the computer somewhere so I had to take more pics at home I had a pic of a 3 shot group that I can cover with my hand at 1015 and a group at 600 that is about the size of a golf ball, the conditions were perfect and I was on my A game running the trigger so I feel it's about as good a this set up will do, but repeating those groups will not be as easy as the rifle for pics, but I'll try.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:35 AM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

nice rig man
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:36 AM
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Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Sweet rig and very nice shooting! Thanks for sharing.

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