opinions on the savage 200

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by gunguy1997, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    i have a savage 200 243 and was just curious what you guys think about it. i can get a grouping of about 2 to 3 inches shooting off hand at 100 yards i really like the rifle. i hunt with it.
     
  2. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Most Savage bolt actions are very accurate right out of the box. The .243 is an inheritantly accurate round. You should be able to get tighter groups even off handed. With any kind of a steady rest you should at least be able to get 1 to 11/2" groups at 100 yds. Try some different ammo brands to see what your rifle likes. Or better yet, handloads.
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  3. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    well i was going to try and start handloading but i cant afford a press or to get started
     
  4. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I'm getting started in to reloading and all I payed was a 180 bucks from midway USA and I got the 50th anniversary kit for 109.99 then I got the Lee pracesetter dies for 27 something and a set if frankford calipers for 18 something

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  5. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    thanks for the pics and the info but all i got to my name is 20 bucks :( (im 14)
     
  6. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Lol I'm only 17 and all i do is babysit man it takes a lil time to save up and get it but it's worth it

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  7. hardluk1

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    If you find that the trigger could be better go to rifle basix for a big time improvment.

    2" to 3" off hand!! pretty darn good shooting . Bet with a good sling and trigger you could cut an inch. From a benchrest you may find sub MOA is possible with righ ammo yours rifle likes.
     
  8. godale

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    savages tend to like federal and hornaday just saying. if you get a good rest or even a bipod and find the right ammo i bet you can cut those groups in half.
     
  9. gunguy1997

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    i shoot 100 grain Winchester soft point i have a bipod but i dont use it often since i hunt i try to keep it like its real with the adrenaline and off hand and it really helps
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    Try a different brand of ammo. Federal always shoots well in my 110 7mmRM. Good suggestion Godale. You may also want to try a lighter bullet.
     
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