Savage 12 .223

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Gordo323, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Took my Savage 12 .223 to the range today.
    I had recently had the scope off (Nikon Monarch 2.5-10X50) and just put it back on a couple of nights ago, figured it would be off a little, so I decided to zero at 100 yds., put it in the Lead Sled and it wasn't that far out, 1 click down and then 2 clicks right and then it shot a pretty nice 5 shot group(lower right on the target). I was shooting factory Hornady 55gr FMJ.
    I then took it to the 200 yd. range and fired it from the bench using a front rest only(about 25 rounds, center target). I was using the BDC reticule on the scope for the first time, and I guess it seems to work as advertised.
    It was a good day! Gun likes a little heavier bullet, I will work on building some 69gr. Sierras soon. Until then, skinny prairie dogs stand a little better chance than the fat ones! :D
     
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  2. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Great shooting. I dig your set up. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Good shooting,Gordo.

    My Model 12 also likes the heavier bullets,but it shoots 60gr VMax really good.
    65gr -75gr bullets are where it shines though.
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Gordo,

    Good shooting and great group for shooting FMJs. That is a nice rifle and certainly a nice range set up there. What range is that you are shooting on looks great and I like the bench!

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  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Well done, Gordo. Nice shooting and a great range report!
     
  6. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Thank's all.
    First time shooting at the Lee-Kay range here in SLC. Very nice setup!
    $5 to get in, no cease fires on the centerfire ranges, 100,200,300 yd. ranges. You walk through a tunnel, and are below the targets which fold down so you can tape up your own target with live firing right above your head. Met some great folks there today, I'll be going back again most definitely! And get some more pics next time!
     
  7. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Nice shooting and really nice rifle Gordo.. I wish we had a nice range like that around here.


    I have seen a set up like that with the poles and beams across the top like that around here where the guard practices,, whats it for ?? is it just to keep the sunlight out of your eye ? stray bullets ?? Forgive me for being really stupid :confused:
     
  8. M14sRock

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    Very nice, Gordo. My M12 likes the light (45gr) bullets, though.

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  9. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Honestly, I don't know what they are for either :confused: I will have to ask next time I go. There are two benches between each set of poles, maybe it's to keep you from shooting at your neighboors target???
     
  10. Gordo323

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    Oh and very nice looking gun M-14s.
    I haven't tried any buller lighter than 55gr., seemed to shoot better with the heavier ones though.
    But now I am curious!
    Alas, the reloading experiments will include some lighter bullets too.
     
  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    When I bought mine, I ordered random samples of every load on the market at the time. It was a LOT of variety. I tried everything from Win 45gr HP to some of the 77gr stuff. Everything shot patterns, not groups. Like, 6" groups or bigger. Then I tried the 45gr Win and they all went into a hole the size of an aspirin. Hmmm.....

    I'll get around to loading some when I get low on the 45gr Win, but I still have about 1,000rds of that.