Originally Posted by stalkingbear
It should shoot the 55 gr bullets very well. What's a LOT more important is finding the exact load YOUR rifle likes. Do you reload? Have you accurized your rifle yet? Accurizing your rifle & working up a load should help a LOT! Sometimes you can luck out and find a shooter straight from box that don't need tuning but damn seldom does that happen in real life.
The gun is not new but looks it, no way of telling how much it was shot but from the looks of it, enough to break it in.
I don't hand load yet but I will ask for tips on getting started later. I've spent too much lately on fire arms, if I spend any more right now I may have to pay for a divorce, Ha Ha.
How do you accurize A model 12 ? It has the accutrigger,is piller beded and has a floating bolt head. I'm not sure if you can glass bed the stock.
Probably hand loading is the place to start. I have at least 200 rounds for each center fire rifle I have and about 3000 22s so I have a lot of shooting to do to get chamber sized brass. Darn!!! The range is closed when the wife goes to bed!
Thanks for the tips, I spend a lot of time in the forum and truly enjoy it. I just wish there were more members so I don't have to keep reading the same thing over and over. Maybe someday I'll know enough to give this advice.