Holy Crap! Seriously savage?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tikkamike, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    My friend recently bought a savage 116 with accustock in 300 win. mag. I Told him I would work up a load for him with his 180 TTSX since I already have dies for 300 win. Well we got it broke in and I went out and got my powder charge worked up then loaded some shells to try out a group. First of all the thing feels great to shoot. I had taken it apart to see what the accustock was all about seems very cool so I wcouldnt wait to see how it grouped. Well I went out last night to test the first load for accuracy the first shot was low and to the right. the second shot and the third shot I could not even see so I had no clue where they were. I walked up there and HOLY COW SAVAGE! .159 3 shot group at 100 yards!! that rivals my custom 338 Lapua! I sent the picture to my friend and he is obviously exstatic! I will be buying a savage accustock next time I purchase a production rifle. I am jealous to say the least!

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  2. M_Shock

    M_Shock Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't surprise me, my savage with there crappy Tupperware stock will do 3/4 in groups with factory ammo.
     

  3. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    a five shot group like that will win 75% of the benchrest matches anywhere in North America! And the TTSX bullet is not a match quality bullet! Very impressive!
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  4. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought, but I think it would be appropriate to email that pic to Barnes.
     
  5. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    Just got a savage 6.5x284 long range hunter for my daughter. No barrel break-in. First load I tried shot 3/4" at 100 yrds then at 600yrds the bullet landed 1-1/2" from my POI. Hopefully we'll find a deer tonight.
     
  6. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    wildcat bullets, what is the chosen bullet in the 6.5x284 for you? And, did you get my PM?
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    TM,
    Great shooting! Savage is definitely a value in production rifles.
    It is always nice when load development works out quickly.
    What is your load for those 180's?
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Derek no I have not got your pm yet.

    The load is 69 gr of IMR4831 its a little mild only 2950. (50 fps) understand what I could get I think but ill take it! Thanks guys I think we will be sending that to savage and Barnes.
     
  9. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't surprise me at all. I got the inside scoop about savage several years ago from a friend who is a benchrest shooter. He told me when they shoot factory you might as well call it the savage line. Here is his last accomplishment he told me about yesterday when I got to visit with him before work.
    (scroll down to the 600yd IBS)
    Benchrest « Daily Bulletin



    Brent
     
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  10. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    Kinda crude but for 55 years they have put out great shooting rifles. Buttoned
    rifled barrels and that front barrel nut seem to be their secret. I don't don't understand
    why no other gun makers have tried it. AR's shoot great with the same type barrel
    mounting. Congrats on the 300, it shoots like a 222.
     
  11. MT_Hunter

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    Don't forget the floating bolt head too.
     
  12. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I hear the crude comment all the time, but still want to know just what is crude about them?
    gary
     
  13. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    I think the bolt lift / cocking mechanisim not being as smooth as some of the other actions out there gives the impression that they are crude or clanky. Some people think the barrel nut is ugly and some don't care for the stocks. The one thing that is hard to argue is the accuracy for an out of the box rifle
     
  14. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    As far as the action you can do the same thing to them as a remington or any other action. Fred Moreo Savage Sharpshooters will square and time the action just like most gunsmiths do for a remington. I was going to have it done on the last savage I had and see how much smoother it would be. I sold the rifle before even firing a round and built another one. Half the fun to me is building them. Savage has been catering to the long range crowd for quite some time now. I see weatherby, remington, Kimber and others are starting to build specific tactical rifles to try and get a piece if the the pie now too.

    Here is a video of some problems and how my gunsmith fixes them.
    Bolt Handle attach and timing /SSG at One True Media - share slideshows, slide shows, Facebook slideshows, free video sharing, video montages.


    Brent