New rifle and member

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by noremf, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. noremf

    noremf New Member

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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.:D
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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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!
     

  3. spyderfan

    spyderfan New Member

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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.
     
  4. noremf

    noremf New Member

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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.
    :confused:
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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.

    Break-In & Cleaning

    Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels - Centerfire Maintenance

    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.
     
  6. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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

    noremf New Member

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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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  8. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Thanks for the link. That rifle is sweet *** sweet. Have fun with her.
     
  9. noremf

    noremf New Member

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    Here is a picture of my new sweetheart.:D
     

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  10. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Nice looking stick.

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

    noremf New Member

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    opaww New Member

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    Nice looking rifle, I shoot 168gr Hornady HPBT match in my Howa and it seems to like it a lot, but I think my Howa likes the Sierra 165gr HPBT game kings better.
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Good looking rifle.

    But why did you add a mount to a mount? Why didn't you just get picatinny rings?
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. Good loooking stick you got there.
     
  15. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Noremf,The scope mount you have is a great mount but it was designed to be used on an AR type weapon-a flattop receiver mount.
    You would be better served using a set of scope rings for a Weaver/Picatinny style. A medium height set of quality rings should work fine.

    I personally prefer Burris Signature Zee rings,but there are plenty others that would fit your needs. You can get the scope down close to the barrel using a set of rings,instead of using a scope mount on top of a base rail.

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  16. noremf

    noremf New Member

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    There I was moving along at 80 on my ST1300 Honda came into a corner and hit gravel the person behind me said I flipped 2 times before being body slammed on my back. After that I find it difficult to move my neck, among other things, in to different positions (dumb *** to the max) so this gives me the best relief. Believe me that was crawl to the curb and c--- your pants pain.
     
  17. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    OUCH!

    But thanks for giving a reason for the scope height.

    Now we want to see some groups.
     
  18. noremf

    noremf New Member

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    Those will be posted soon.