Savage 110 FCP-K .300 Win. Mag.

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  1. billt

    billt Active Member

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    These are a few quick photos of my new Savage long range thumper. It's the new Model 110 FCP-K Heavy Barrel in .300 Winchester Magnum. I've been wanting to set up a long range .300 Win. Mag. for some time now, and almost went with a Remington 700 Police in that caliber, but then heard about this new Savage and decided to wait because I really liked the features that it has and the 700 Police didn't. First is the new Savage Accustock which has the Aluminum spine running the full length of the forend. It is really supposed to help in accuracy. Next is the brake which combined with the new super soft recoil pad which Savage calls the P.A.D. (Personal Anti recoil Device), along with the guns weight, (right around 9 pounds out of the box), should make for a really nice, soft shooting .300 Magnum.

    The gun also has the Savage Accutrigger, which I also have on both of my Savage .308's. For me there isn't a better factory trigger out there. All and all I'm happy with the gun as it came from the box. Fit and finish appears to be good, and the action is very smooth. Now comes the task of scope selection. I haven't made up my mind yet, and considering that today it's supposed to hit 116 degrees in the shade, I've got plenty of time to make up my mind before the cool weather comes. I'm seriously thinking of going with another Bushnell 5-15X 3200 Elite Tactical. I have that scope on both of my Savage .308's, a Model 10-FP, and a Model 12-F/TR, and I've been very happy with the results.

    For rings I'm for certain going with the excellent Burris Signature Zee Rings with the plastic inserts. Again, I have these rings on several rifles and the results have been nothing but good. With the Posi-Align Offset Insert Kit I can dial in any MOA tilt I want without the need for tapered bases. I'm excited about this gun because I don't think there has been a better long range performer than the .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge. With 190 and 200 grain Sierra Matchking's, along with healthy doses of IMR 4831 powder, you have to look long and hard for a better 1,000 yard rifle. Cost per shot in relation to performance is pretty hard to beat. I'll have it ready to go by Fall. Between this rifle, and the 3, M-1 Garands I have on order from the CMP, I'm going to be very busy putting a lot of lead downrange! Bill T.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Savage got it going on ... that's a sweet set-up. Let us know how she shoots ... take lots of pix to share. :D

    Good luck and happy safe shooting/hunting.

    Ed
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Yes... very interested in hearing how it performs with the new break they are putting on their rifles. Inquiring minds want to know.

    Tank
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Please keep us informed how your out of the box Savage performs. A lot of threads are depending on your report :D

    AJ
     
  5. billt

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    Will do guys. I'm still kicking around optic options. As I mentioned it's way too hot here to shoot, so I've got time to make a selection. My "dream scope" for this gun is the Leupold Mark IV 16X, 30 MM tube. This scope has an almost unbelievable 140 M.O.A. of elevation adjustment. With the .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge and 190 grain Sierra Matchking bullets this equates to being able to hold "dead on" at phenomenal ranges. The problem is even with my C&R discount from Midway, this scope runs right around $1,300.00 with shipping and insurance. The performance it delivers is well worth the cost. This is the same scope David Tubb uses in his video, "The One Mile Shot". He has it mounted on a custom 6.5 X .284. Bill T.
     
  6. billt

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    One scope I have had excellent luck with is the Bushnell Elite 3200 Tactical 5-15X 40 MM. These are the 2 I have mounted on my other Savage .308's. A Model 12-F/TR, and a Model 10-FP. They are a lot of scope for the money. I feel at this point even though the Bushnell is an excellent scope that represents an excellent buy, I feel the .300 Win. Mag. Savage deserves more simply because of it's tremendous range potential. Bill T.

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  7. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I got one coming. I wish the long action came with the beaver tail forend that the SA comes with.
     
  8. 6mm

    6mm Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any range reports on the Savage 110 FCP-K accuracy? Really interested in one chambered for 300 Winchester Magnum. Thanks
     
  9. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    I also 2nd the comments posted. How does it shot at the range? I am very interested in this rifle. Does anyone know if a person could change out the muzzle break if he/she does not like it ?

    Darrin
     
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  10. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I have one. I'm saving up my pennies to put some glass on it. If no one else posts about the accuracy, i'll let you know. I think the break is either on or off. You can screw it off, but I haven't heard of a replacement.
     
  11. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    If it is off does it mess with the length of the barrel. i am sure that I will leave it on, but I was just wondering. :)

    Darrin
     
  12. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    Any new updates on this rifle, accuracy, muzzle break performance, etc?

    I am dying to hear about this gun!!:)

    Does the muzzle break screw off or is it permanent?

    Inquiring minds NEED to know!!

    Scot
     
  13. Full Auto

    Full Auto Well-Known Member

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    Shot one last week in .308, great accuracy, nice handling, however had 6 FTF out of 16 rounds..could have been I was firing a left hand action and am right handed, might not have been slamming the bolt home hard enough..even still I really like the gun, as I do all the Savage rifles...looking forward to your pics...gun)
     
  14. 6mm

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    ttt again