Hats off to Savage

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sniperjwt, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I shot my 300 WSM once before at 1000 yards with a slight breeze and managed to shoot a 16" group so i got the chance to try it again with no wind early one morning. The gun is a Savage model 11. I got it off of a trade several months back and have fell in love. The only thing i have done to it is put a choate stock on it. Its pre accutrigger so it is an older model. So anyway here is the group.
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    11.5 inches center to center
    I am very happy out of this near stock gun. I only wish it had a heavier, longer barrel on it so it did not get so hot so fast. After 3 shots its done for about 15 minutes. Oh well im not going to complain. The trigger on it is crap about 4-5 pounds and a half mile of creap. Also only have a cheap tasco 4-16-40 pronghorn scope on it.
     
  2. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting, and yes those Savages are surprising rifles. I have two 112BVSS's and they both shoot incredibly. Thanks for sharing. JohnnyK.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting!!

    Jeff
     
  4. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Nice group...an easy and worthwhile investment would be an adjustable Rifle Basix trigger. The one they make for that gun is superb.
     
  5. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Nice group. I am starting to like savage more and more.
     
  6. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    I too have an older Savage it's a model 112 in 22-250. Its trigger was crap also. I replaced it with a Timney and it's set at 1.5# it now shoots constant .250 groups.:D
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there is much more to say!:D Good shooting. With a little more practice and a better scope you can expect that group to shrink a few inches.

    Tank
     
  8. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    From Sniperjwt:
    And from Liltank:
    Maybe. Or maybe this shows you don't need a $1,500 scope to get 1MOA at 1,000 yards. Then again, maybe even a crap rifle and/or scope can occasionally put 3 shots into a foot at that distance.

    Nice shootin' Sniperjwt. Think you can do it a second time?

    Disclaimer: I'm in no way criticizing Savage rifles or Sniperjwt's skills. I own a couple Savage's and think highly of them. And I've never met Sniperjwt. I'd be pretty pleased with myself to place 'em on target like that at over 1/2 a mile. I'd be much more pleased to do it consistently. Remember, Team Savage does awfully well in F-Class competitions with stock Savage rifles.
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting. I got the thread humor.
     
  10. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    the sharpshooter competition trigger is very good also. very easy to install, no modifacations at all. about $120 from brownells or direct from sharpshooters supply.
    good shooters with good equiptment are usually pretty consistant. unfortunatly conditions cant be counted on.
     
  11. goose

    goose Well-Known Member

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    Nice job! My stevens is the only "cheap" gun I've ever had that shoots. I bought it mostly for the action to use on a build, and it's the most fun $300 gun I've had. I've only shot to 622yard, but was happy with a 6.07" group. Keep it up.
     
  12. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Natty, not knock'in any of this thread. I think it is outstanding what he is doing. I use a buckmaster Nikon for my shooting, 6-18x40 w/ target dot. Not an expensive scope by any stretch. I think it is great to see a factory grade trigger and barrel producing that kind of group. Goes to prove that sporter contour barrels can still reach out there effectively.

    Tank