My SAvage 10 FP LE2B Verticle stringing

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by coupalr, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    When I take my Savage 10 FP in 308 out the first 3 shots when the barrel is cold will form a verticle group of 1.5". Then once the barrel is warm it will shoot nice groups around 1/2" to 3/4". Does anyone have any suggestion for me? I live in Saskatchewan so the barrel is cold very often.
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    6mm, Does this happen even with a fouled barrel? or just a cold clean barrel?

    If it's with a cold clean barrel, you prabably need a little fouling in the bore to get the rifle to "settle in" If thats the case just take the gun and foul the barrel before hunting or target shooting.

    If it happens with the 1st 3 cold shots, whether the barrel is clean or dirty, than I would look towards barrel contact on the stock, or action screws slightly under tourqed.

    If thats not it I suggest you wrap the barrel with heat tape. That way you will have a portable hand warmer. at least as portable as the length of your extension cord. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    sorry I couldn't help it.
     

  3. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    This happens with a fouled barrel and the stock does not touch the barrel at all. I will check the torque of the bolts though.