model 12 low profile

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tim300mag, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. tim300mag

    tim300mag Member

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    hi
    new to the forum and was considering a savage model 12 low profile in 300 wsm. i was wondering if anyone has any experiance with it, opinions
     
  2. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    Hi tim300mag.I have a Savage Model 12 in 300WSM and have had very good success with its ability to shoot where it is pointed. It is a bone stock rifle, as it came from the factory. I have developed two handloads that work well with this rifle. One is the Hornady SST in 180 grain and the other is the Barnes TSX in 180 grain. I am not a tremendous shooter and have shot under one half inch at 100 yards with both loads. I have a Leupy 6.5 X 20 X 40 VXIII mounted that has worked well. All the Savages my hunting buddies have worked with have shot well and were easy to handload . Good luck with your purchase. peashooter
     
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  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Although my 300WSM Savage 12FVSS is no longer 'bone stock', it shot great right out of the box (1/2" groups).

    PM me if you reload and I'll send you some info.

    AJ
     
  4. tim300mag

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    thanx for the input guys i will be hand loading and mounting a 6-24 burris scope and eventually change out the stock and barrel any hand load info you can give would be great
     
  5. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    H4350 for 180gr and heavier bullets
    Varget for lighter stuff (165gr etc)
    CCI-BR2 primers
    Norma brass


    Mine shoots everything I've tried pretty well
    165gr Hornady BTSP and flatbase sp shoot very good
    180gr Accubonds shot OK, I stopped looking for that 'great' load
    200gr Accubonds shoot great loaded to 2845fps

    AJ