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Old May 17th, 2015, 06:16 AM   #1
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New rifle. Savage fcp-sr

Got this a few days ago. Local kid knocked up his girl so he let it go at a good price. It has never been fired.

Put a Primary arms FFP on it for now, will probably upgrade to a mark 4 at some point. I already had the scope. There's a youtube video of a guy hitting 1000 yards with this rifle and scope and factory ammo! Ive never even attempted to shoot that far, but I might now. Just need to work up a load for it.

I'm working on a NFA trust to get a suppressor for it as well. Then I'll take off that Shark? brake he put on it.

Accustock, accutrigger, 10 rd mag, whats not to love?
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:49 AM   #2
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Nice rifle... Do yourself a favor and skip the Leupold Mark4. There are far better scopes out there in that price range.

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Old May 17th, 2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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Nice!

1000yds is a simple shot for a good .308, with a good scope, ammo and trigger man. I train folks to do it all the time!

I'll second the advice to skip the Leupold Mark4 and get something else. At my school, I see more Leupold Mark4's fail than all other scope brands put together.

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So at that price range or less what would you two call better? Im all about more bang for my buck.

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Old May 17th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #5
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Vortex Viper PST FFP, Burris XTR2, Nightforce SHV, Steiner Military Gen1 (3-12 or 4-16), are all better than the Mark4. Leupolds design is outdated, obsolete, and overpriced. There are some great deals to be had in the used market. Spend a few hundred more, and you could get a new Vortex Razor gen1 on clearance.

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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #6
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Nice! That's the one on my short list. I was wondering about a scope for it, too; I always just assumed Leupold was where it's at... that's good info.

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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #7
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You guys are making me worried. I've got a safe full of scoped rifles that are shot frequently, all but one with a Leupold. My Scout wears a Leupold Mk. 4.

Exactly when are these things supposed to start spontaneously combusting?

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I'm with JMGlasgow on the scope recommendations. If you can up you price range a bit and get into the Nightforce NXS line, I highly recommend it.

If you own Leupolds and haven't had an issue with them, then press on! Good on you for buying (mostly) American and hopefully they will give you years of faithful service.

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Very nice! They are excellent rifles.

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Nice stick! +1 on getting some better glass.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 06:15 AM   #11
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Old May 20th, 2015, 04:22 AM   #12
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I picked up the same rifle but she is wearing digicam furniture. Just added a Primary Weapons PRC and she is sporting a Primary Arms 4-14x44 FFP. I researched a lot on scopes and giving available funds, I settled on the Primary Arms.

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So at that price range or less what would you two call better? Im all about more bang for my buck.
The first problem is that all the 'better' scopes are "just a few hundred more" dollars than the Leupolds. And you can keep ratcheting up into "twice as much". Easily... Just look at Schmidt & Bender...

Draw a line in the sand and call it good. I had a Mark 4 on my Rem 700 and it is currently on my M1A Super Match. According to the Internet, I should expect the internals to fall out any time now. Could be! But, so far, so good.

The second problem is that there are too darn many scopes out there. Even within a single brand, there are literally dozens of alternatives. There is no possible way to objectively compare a lot of scopes unless you can personally afford to buy a lot of scopes. Everybody that writes a review is touting what they just bought or what a vendor gave them. Not entirely objective.

Bang for the buck? I'm pretty sold on the SWFA Super Sniper 10x40 fixed power scope with rear parallax. Right at $400, brighter than a Mark 4 and pretty bullet proof. I might even consider the HD version at $800 for my Super Match. Why fixed power? Two less lenses to lose light. 10x works for me right up until I try to shoot bullseye at distance. Then I'll reconsider.

If I'm just shooting steel, 10x is fine out to the range of a .308.

Want a selection criteria? How well do the knobs track? Both in gross terms like shooting a 6" box and in increments of 0.1 mil. If I want to move my groups about 3/4", I need to dial 2 clicks (at 100 yards) and I expect the next shot to move almost exactly 3/4". This for 0.1 mil knobs, of course.

Another criteria: If you choose a mil reticle, it should be in the FFP (First Focal Plane) on a variable power scope. Great! Now make darn sure the knobs are in mils, not MOA. Of all the stupid designs on the planet, a mil reticle with MOA knobs is right at the top of the list. Just above a mil reticle on the SFP (Second Focal Plane). With a fixed power scope, it doesn't matter where the reticle is etched.

The knobs on the Mark 4 and the SS 10x40 work very well!

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Nice looking rifle there man, I just picked up a Savage 308 in a trade. From my reading, the accustock has room for improvement. Interestingly enough mine came with a AAC flashhider/brake combo, so a future AAC suppressor would find an easy home on it.

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Got this a few days ago. Local kid knocked up his girl so he let it go at a good price. It has never been fired.

Put a Primary arms FFP on it for now, will probably upgrade to a mark 4 at some point. I already had the scope. There's a youtube video of a guy hitting 1000 yards with this rifle and scope and factory ammo! Ive never even attempted to shoot that far, but I might now. Just need to work up a load for it.

I'm working on a NFA trust to get a suppressor for it as well. Then I'll take off that Shark? brake he put on it.

Accustock, accutrigger, 10 rd mag, whats not to love?
cool rifle but i think obama signed an executive order halting the trusts. i read it somewhere but im not sure if it happened or not...

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