Traded off my springfield loaded and got a Savage 10 FCP-SR and a Marlin 1895 GBL 45-70. but this is about the savage.
The FCP-SR comes with a 20MOA cant scope rail, accustoc, accutrigger (which i really like), and a paddle release 10 round inline detachachable box magazine. barrel is a lightweight heavy barrel. i know it seems wierd but the metal doesnt feel like a regular steel barrel. the barrel is 24" threaded 5/8-24 and is 1:10 twist.
barrls are easily changed out by the end user with about the same skill level needed to change an AR15 barrel. s[pecial tools and headspacing gages can be purchased from savage for the job. this makes it a very long lived cheap to rebarrel bolt action rifle system.
the scope rail was not loctited or torqued. after doing so i mounted a leupold 4.5-14x50 mk4 scope using steel leupold medium height tactical rings.
winds left to right 4-5mph with gusts to 8.
temp 47 degrees
ammo leftover 168 grn sierra bthp over 45grains w748. i didnt do a very good job case prep on this batch found out part way through loading i forgot to lock the die ring down.
also used 147 grain fmj milsurp. i used this for a basic sight in and getting on paper. this shoot was the last of my surplus ammo.
first up the sight in.
below was done at 100yards after a quick bore sight. with the 147 grain it was holding decent 1.5 moa groups. my old m1a was shooting 3 inches at this distance same ammo.
took it out to 200 yards first two shots in this group was just me yanking the trigger. im not the best scope shooter but im working on it. next 3 were hitting right at .6 inches. i didnt bother getting an exact windage zero due to the gusty conditions.
my initial impressions on shooting is i absolutely LOVE this rifle!! next weekend im going to give it another go with a bit better ammo. but there is one issue with the rifle.
the firing pin spring seems a little weak. it had some real issues setting off hard military style primers. some i had to double strike to set them off.
one odd thing i noted after running 20 rounds through the gun fairly quickly, the barrel was barely warm. granted the temperature was cool outside but i wasnt firing THAT slow
im going to give savage a call next week and see if they have a slightly stronger spring i can get.
savage is definately producing some very very accurate production rifles. when i bought my M1A the Savage 10 FCP-SR is the rifle i really wanted but it didnt exist at the time. im happy i went with this over the cz 550 ucs.
i currently have the paperwork submitted for a Surefire FA762K suppressor and have one of their muzzlebrake adapters on order. reports on both of these to follow when they arrive or get approved by the batfe.