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Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:46 PM
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Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

Anyone shooting a Savage 25 in the .223 cal. Thinking of buying one but I'm concerned about the 1:9 twist. Because it likes a heavier bullet for accuracy. I will be shooting Hornadys 55gr SP bullets. Savage recommends 69 gr sierras for best accuracy, but the heaviest I can find are the 55's. I don't reload right now so I'm stuck buy my ammunition. Anyways, anybody like or dislike their Savage model 25.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:41 PM
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Re: Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

Welcome to L/R/H. I know little to nothing about Savage rifles, but the twist should be fine. You can shoot lighter bullets with a faster twist,to a point, but not the other way around. A larger(longer) bullett requires a faster twist to stabilize it. So if its set up with a fast twist already you should be fine shooting a bit lighter bullet now and upgrade to heavier ones when(if)you ever take up handloading.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:48 PM
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Re: Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

midwayusa.com
you will find plenty of heavier .223 ammo there

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:31 PM
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Re: Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

Thanks for the info. I will be shooting my first Savage Centerfire Rifle, I hope it's a straight shooter. I've had Savage .22 rifles that were accurate. I've always had Rugers in the past but kind of wanted one with the thumb hole stock which Savage has.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:58 PM
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Re: Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

havent shot many of either but i have shot a couple. my experience has been that the savage will be more accurate. and the huge bonus of the savage is the fact that if its not shooting like you want they have screw on barrels that you could actually change yourself so the cost of a smith could be avoided. the idea of a $250 target grade barrel is attractive. I'm seriously considering one in 7mm-08 with a lighter barrel myself.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:49 PM
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Re: Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

Walleye

All I own are Savage Rifles because they are so accurate out of the box. I shoot long range steel matches and do as good and better than some custom rigs. About the 25, I shoot it in a match yesterday for the first time, it did great. The close target was 210yds and was 4"X5" no problem. The farthest was 800yds ISPC torso target hit it 2 out of 3. I hand load 69gr hornady's and it just loves them. The only down side to the rifle is the plastic magazines, hopefully someone will make a replacement.

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Side note I own 6 Savage Rifles
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: Savage Model 25 LV-T in the .223

Yeah, I didn't care for the plastic clip either and when I went to look at the gun for the first time I was not impressed with the Model 25. They consider that a varmint gun but the barrel was a high gloss blue. It shined so much that I decided not to buy it, and the bolt on this thing was cheap. I'm going back to Ruger and never ever considering a Savage again. The M77 Hawkeye is far better than the Savage IMO.
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