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Old 09-01-2018, 07:02 PM
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My shooting buddy and I have been shooting 2" saltines at 200 yrds for a few years. We have tried quite a few .22s, including heavily modified 10/22s. I currently think my Mossberg T-Bolt converted to single shot works as well as anything and I am finding I like a single shot better than a mag fed rifle. I converted my Savage 12 FV .223 in an AT One stock to single shot and love being able to "toss" the round in the tray/sled and slamming it home. I want a decent single shot that works like that.

Should I be looking at a Savage MK I FV, almost begs a new stock, or is there some vintage or other current single shot rifle that I can afford that would work?

My buddy has a 540-x and a BSA International with 20x Unertl, but I am not going to those lengths/expense.

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Old 09-01-2018, 07:24 PM
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Real men shot a singleshot !
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:41 PM
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You can use just about any half decent bolt action rifle as a single shot at 200 yards.
If what you have keeps you on paper there's no need to change.
However, if you just want a new addition for the collection,
Most of the rimfire varmint models will do the job.
My best results have been with the 17 hmr at 200 yards.
Less affected by wind, flatter trajectories than the rest.

Maybe, haven't tested the 17wsm, yet.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:46 PM
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I've got a Savage 93 17HMR Varmint, but it and the .223 are like "cheating" shooting saltines at 200 yrds.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:06 PM
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Rimfire at 200 yards, ammo quality and wind judgement
are the major limiting factors with regards to results.
Most of the heavy barrel rimfire models can produce consistent groupings.

You can compare a variety of ammunition brands in the 50 at 200 thread
here in the long range forum.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:23 PM
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I have a friend, former US Olympic boxing coach and was Roy Jones JR boxing coach, who specializes in long range .22lr using a Izhmash 7-2 at 400 yrds. We laugh about being serious. My regular shooting buddy and I find that Auto Match works pretty well for shooting 2" saltines at 200yrds. Helps to have a Mildot scope, especially with variable wind. We go for quantity of crackers killed rather than 1 shot 1 kill, because we know this is an "iffy" game.
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Should I be looking at a Savage MK I FV, almost begs a new stock, or is there some vintage or other current single shot rifle that I can afford that would work?
If you require a single shot, that's likely the best bet unless you're willing to spend some serious money.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:57 AM
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The KSA 722 seems to be getting excellent reviews from people who have tried them. .5 moa guarantee for a pretty low price.
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The KSA 722 seems to be getting excellent reviews from people who have tried them. .5 moa guarantee for a pretty low price.
Keystone has a 1 MOA guarantee on their 722 models.
Mine does live up to their guarantee and a little better.
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:51 AM
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My main 300 yatd rifle is a Savage MK II FV but it's aunicorn as I bought it used on here in a tacticool stock with a japan bushnell (now a 36x) for $275 shipped & 1st box of Tac 22 it shot all great groups but the best was a 5 shot 85 yard .198 group. It has many many cases shot thru it & shill shoots great. Golf balls, 2" & 3" steel swingers at 300 yards using Aguila SV & Geco rifle. The more you shoot the luckier you get. Good youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZuIvKeUAgM
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