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Old 07-14-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Hello new to forum. I just picked up a Savage model 12 F/TR .308 Win and love it. The best price for a scope is one that is paid for I put a Konus 8.5X32-52MM on a 20 moa scope rail that I had sitting here. I have a 4 position but plate I am thinking of putting on and the scope has its own level. I will admit it might be overkill on the scope but as I said it is paid for. I am here to learn so any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 07-14-2010, 10:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the FTF....and nice choice in a rifle. I think Savage is offering the best bang for the buck (no pun) in rifles nowadays. Stick around and you'll pick up LOTS of knowledge!

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I like savages nice choice welcome to the forums I don't if you have been to the introductions but if you have go there and welcome to the forums.

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Just wondering what is the overall Consensus on the groupings for 100,300,600
for the Model 12 F/TR .308 and I do realize that it is depending on the expertise of the shooter I am just asking as a generality.

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Good groups all depend on the ammo you are shooting.

First,if this is a new rifle-Break the barrel in. Savage guns are great shooters out of the box for the most part,but a new barrel should be broke in if you are wanting to get the best accuracy out of it.

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You will also need to find out just what type of bullets/weights your barrel likes to shoot.If you don't reload,then you'll just have to try different brands/weights of factory ammo,and that can get very expensive-fast.

Most 308's shoot 150-180gr bullets pretty good,no matter the brand,but sometimes you can get one that is very picky about what it shoots good.

A Model 12 Savage should shoot 1 moa or better all day long with the right ammo and a good shooter pulling the trigger.

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Welcome to the FTF. You have a pic of said rifle?

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Savage Arms Firearms > 12 F/TR I don't have a picture of mine yet my son in-law has my digital with him on vacation. As soon as he gets back I will be able to post one. As far as ammo I thought I would start out with Federal Gold Medal Match Win 168grain. I also have some SSA 175gr Sierra OTM to try. They both do well in my M1A and my FNAR but the M1A really likes the 168gr and I am starting to reload.
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Thanks for the link. That rifle is sweet ass sweet. Have fun with her.

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Here is a picture of my new sweetheart.

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Nice looking stick.

But your scope is sitting pretty high. What kind of rings and mounts are those?

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