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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #31
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Wow Tony that is disappointing. Have you looked at your crown lately? Maybe that thing got dinged or something.

I was out late last night, tried to rise early but it didn't happen. Call me or message me so I can meet up with you soon.

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Old September 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #32
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I got my EGW rail in the mail yesturday. While mine fit real nice, I got incorrrect screw length. I should have not ordered the 20moa mount due to height, but I don't think it would have mattered. My scope would be sitting too high with the rings I acquired anyway. I however now have room to move it ahead far enough. My gunsmith is going to modify the rail to better suit my needs. Always something it seems.

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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #33
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You might consider floating that tang. Savage's don't "usually" shoot their best unless there is clearance around the tang area.

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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #34
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You might consider floating that tang. Savage's don't "usually" shoot their best unless there is clearance around the tang area.
I just finished floating the tang and clearing more around the recoil lug sides and forward edge. I might be able to get out to the range tomorrow, but if not, I will get out in the next week or 2.

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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:22 AM   #35
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Not to be discouraging but I would forget the Garand and the Remington stuff and do some hand loads or buy a box of match ammunition. Looking at your targets I don't think it's the rifle I think it is the ammunition. If you work with 150-168g bullet weights and H4895/IMR4895, IMR 4064, and H4350 powders in a 30-06 and you can't get it to shoot then the rifle is cursed.


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Old September 16th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #36
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I floated the tang of my Savage that I bedded a couple of weeks ago and took it to the 200yd range today. I torqued the action screws to 40 inch pounds. I tried some PMC 30-06 just to see where the groups were and I was on paper at 200. I then switched to some hand loaded 168 grain SMK's and some H4350. After adjusting the scope to hit the orange sticky, I fired 3 shots at the deer target and called it a day. I am very satisfied with the accuracy out of a cheap used barrel that came off my gunsmith's shelf. I am also satisfied with the post-pillar and action bedding job I did.

If I overlay the 2 shots on the sticky to where I aimed at on the deer target (the dark spot on the heart), the 5-shot group is 2.2" at 200yds with 4 of them measuring .9" and 2.2" with the fifth shot. So at 100, a 4 shot group would be under 1/2" and the 5th shot would open it up to 1.1". That's totally acceptable for hunting.

I also noted that after I had the rifle zeroed with 150 grain ammo and switching to 168 grain ammo, the POI shifted up a couple of inches to the top of the paper. The 3 shots at the top were the first 3 168's before making sight adjustments.

I'm going to duplicate this load with 165 grain bullets and take it out one more time before my hunting trip in October.

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Old September 17th, 2011, 06:17 AM   #37
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Been waiting to see the final results. Looks good Tony.

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Old September 17th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #38
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Definetly not my intention to aggravate a sore spot TonyBen but a friend bought a new savage 110 left hand with a sporterwieght bbl in '06' last year.With the surplus greek ball that was on the market a while back it held (near) 1moa w/5shot groups(more often 1moa w/3shot groups!) @100m off benchrest and sandbags.Of course it already came with the pillar bedding and excellent accutrigger but I was really astounded by its out of the box groups with surplus ball ammo. I havent seen sporterwieght rifles shoot that well out of the box since the old rem 788s with the 22-24 in bbls.I suspect Rem discontinued the 788 cause as often as not the 788 outshot the 700s at less cost!
Sounds like yur getting it dialed in tho,lots of satisfaction(and enjoyment!) in that!Congrats !



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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:29 PM   #39
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Old thread but the 110 is a great rifle!

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Old January 1st, 2012, 11:20 PM   #40
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Old thread but the 110 is a great rifle!
I agree. I just got a steel trigger guard and I'm doing some final sealing on the stock. I'll be doing some accuracy testing within the month and will update the thread.

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Old January 2nd, 2012, 06:26 AM   #41
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Congrataulations on your results and for the great pics. I have a Savage 10 FCP with McMillan stock that I need to bed. It's a .6-1.1 MOA gun that I'd like to try to tune a little.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #42
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I finally got a steel trigger guard and I finished sealing the stock inside. I took her out to the 100yd line today and here were the first 4 shots. Remember, this is a standard hunting barrel. I am sure if I change to a bull barrel, it can hold out better.

The cold bore shot was 6 o'clock high. The next 3 shots were clustered together.

Disregard the 223 shot in the upper right. I forgot which target I was supposed to aim at with my M4. Next step is the 200yd line again.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 01:24 PM   #43
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The rebuild begins....

It's been a while since I posted an update on this rifle. I'd taken it out a few times and got some ho-hum accuracy but definitely wasn't happy with its performance.

I broke her down and shelved the barrel and stock. I ordered a McMillan HTG stock the other day in McMillan camo with pillars and a built-in adjustable cheek riser. It's a 3-month lead time, which is fine by me.

I also ordered an upgraded recoil lug and barrel nut form Northland Shooter's Supply.

I'll probably order a new barrel next month and hope to have the build ready by mid to late July. That should give me August and September to do load development in preparation for deer season in October.

I WILL have this done by October!

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The nice thing about deer hunting Tony is that you don't need to worry about load development. No need to over think it. Go to your local gun guy and get a box of " Deer hunting stuff" in your caliber and have fun.
The wheel on this one has been re-invented way too many times.

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The nice thing about deer hunting Tony is that you don't need to worry about load development. No need to over think it. Go to your local gun guy and get a box of " Deer hunting stuff" in your caliber and have fun.
The wheel on this one has been re-invented way too many times.
I think I've already got it. I'm just going to go straight to my loads I made last year for my M25. I expect they'll work out just fine.

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