Savage 22 stock question

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by clr8ter, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I have a Svage Model 93. SS, bull barrel, 22 mag., LH action, thumbhole laminated stock. Would it be a normal condition for the barrel to be touching the stock on one side, and about 1/16" from the stock on the other? You cannot slide a piece of paper down between the barrel and the stock. Seems like this is wrong to me, but how about some opinions before I go complaining to Savage Cust. Service. Thanks
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Is it accurate? If it shoots good groups I wouldn't worry about it. Unless its brand new and really bothers you.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, it is not normal or correct. It is either improperly bedded or the stock is warped.
     
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Loosen up the bolts and see if you can shift it to clear. Or grab a wooded dowel rod and some sand paper and make it right. Then clear coat it. It happens ,not often but typicaly does not take much to make right.
     
  5. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, it's a brand new gun. The screws have been loosened, but the stock won't reposition. I have only shot it once, and it shot a max. 3 1/4" 5 shot group from 200 FEET. Right out of the box, boresighting only, only tried one kind of ammo. Not too bad, but I'd hate to leave any accuracy on the table because of this. Would any of you pester Savage about this?
     
  6. mrt8110

    mrt8110 New Member

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    mountainman13 is right! Cliff
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yes definately if the rifle is new. i get groups half that size at 200 yards out my Savage M93. 200 feet is only a little over 66 yards and your groups should be much better than that. sounds like the stock may be causing the barrel to shoot eratic groups. 3 1/4" groups at the distances you're shooting at would be unacceptable to me and would look into either getting it fixed or replaced.
     
  8. Txhillbilly

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    Although it isn't the way it should be right out of the box.The easiest thing to do would be to free float the stock yourself.
    If you send the gun back to Savage,they might have it for month's,and you can fix it yourself in just a few minutes with a piece of PVC pipe and some Sandpaper like Hardluk1 said.

    Most 22wmr's are very picky about the ammo they shoot.All 3 of mine like different ammo,you just have to find what your gun likes.
     
  9. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah. I agree with you guys. While I haven't gotten it dialed in, and my eyes do suck, I'd hate to give up accuracy for this. Actually, I don't really care if they have it for a month (or months), they should be held to fixing it.
     
  10. roscoguy

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    3-1/2" is pretty bad, but make sure it's the gun before you go off on Savage.
    ^^Like he said, try at least a couple different types of ammo. You didn't say how many rounds you've ran through it, but it probably isn't even broken in after only one range session. Also re-check your scope & base and/or rings. If you have a torque driver, check the torque on the action screws. A lot of people have reported dialing in their accuracy by playing with the torque on these screws.

    I agree with the others that the barrel should be floated right out of the box, but that's no guarantee of accuracy all by itself. Some guns actually lose accuracy when the barrel is floated. :eek:
     
  11. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    :( I thought that was pretty good. Keep in mind that it was the 1st time out, one kind of ammo tried, scope hasn't been fine - tuned, I started and only shot at 200', (It was recommended that I dial it in at a closer distance), and my eyes really suck. (I have a specific problem, and the start of cataracts.) I was shooting at a piece of printer paper on which I had drawn a cross in blue sharpie - a thicker line than the marker draws, and I was having trouble seeing it thru the scope. AND, I had a huge brain fart. For some reason it never crossed my mind to FOCUS the scope! Now, on most of these things, I have no doubt I can improve that accuracy, and I have no doubt that the gun is capable of more; one of my groups was 1 1/4". I consider all of this to be irrelevant to a certain degree, anyway. Just coming from the angle of it's a new gun and shouldn't be like that, especially since I paid over $500 for it.
     
  12. roscoguy

    roscoguy New Member

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    Under the circumstances it really wasn't bad. I only meant that the gun is capable of much better, once all the variables are accounted for. ;)
     
  13. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    LOL, Nice save.......!