Flexing stock on a Savage

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Coalforge, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Coalforge

    Coalforge Member

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    I have an older flat top Savage Model 10 tactical with a heavy barrel. In most cases, I can shoot .6 inch groups at 100 yds but sometimes the group blows wide open. The barrel is free floating but I noticed that it is quite easy to flex the stock to where it touches the barrel with just finger pressure. I am inclined to think this is what is happening to open up my groups. It is the original factory stock. Is there a fix or do I need a new stock? If a new stock is in order, what do you measure to determine action length?

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  2. Ludicrous

    Ludicrous Well-Known Member

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    Measure the two bottom action screws. 4.275" is probably what you have. Might be 4.4" if it's newer. I would go with a new stock over factory any day.
     

  3. Coalforge

    Coalforge Member

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    Thanks, It is the 4.27inch. I will do some looking and see what I can find. Any recommendations on a stock? Weapon is used mostly for varmint control and range is normally under 300 yds.
     
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