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Old 02-05-2019, 10:07 AM
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If I wanted a rifle that shoots 1/4" groups at 44yd while hunting coyotes, I would just shoot them
with my shotgun.THIS AIN'T OVER!! Thanks again!
Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers Doc.
The only time I measured my groups was when the rifle was brand new, a foot of spring snow on the ground, and I had to trudge thru the rough terrain with a bum leg and back to set up a target. My point was, if it'll shoot 1/4" @ 44 it probably will shoot sub MOA @ 100 eh? My longest shot on a coyote was 85yds with a 17HMR.
I completely agree with your assessment its more like a 3,000fps cf.
Mine does not copper up fortunately.

IMA to shoot the B.Mag poly stock as is, with a centering piece of inner tube, one should not be torquing or 'leaning' on the bendy stock to lower the POA at the shot. I only mention this for the majority of owners that won't bother trying to firm up the stock with many shooting em just fine. Flimsy plastic is the sub $400 price we pay for lightweight, so it seems.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:52 PM
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Great thread Doc. Keep the info coming. I was never a Savage man for rimfires mainly because I like the Ruger flush 10/22 mags but when I saw CDNN selling sporters in Boyds laminate stocks for $289 two years ago and Savage was offering a $40 rebate I decided to give one a try. I love it. Light as a feather and shoots well. I put a Leupold VX2-4X12 with AO and although a heavy barrel would probably shoot a little better I doubt if I would notice it under the type of hunting conditions I encounter. My favorite squirrel is still the 22lr but when turkey season overlaps in the fall the 17wsm moves up ahead of the 22lr. Head shots only!!! One thing I will say about mine. It fouls quickly and accuracy drops off before 50 shots. I clean after thirty shots at the range and then shoot three foulers and it is ready to hunt. I only shoot three rounds per group to keep the barrel from heating up too much.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:30 PM
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Wow, I have been away from here a bit to long.

I cloned mine from B23's example. I am not a thum hole stock fan.
Got my Boyds stock, pro varmint. It took me several evenings to get it fitted. The inletting on mine was under sized. A lot of dykem and magic marker and it is a tight fit.
I shot very little with the factory plastic stock with the heavy SS barrel. It was enough for me to rule it out though.
The Boyds stock cut group size in half, easily. I have less than 100 rounds though it. The last time out, if there was no vertical string,not would have been easily under 1/2"@100. Even with this stock I wish it had more weight. I think my vertical was for different pressure on the butt. IMHO the trigger I am wanting it to break and it doesn't, I then tense up and "push" the gun.
Carry on gents. A fine thread for a needy action/platform.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:14 AM
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Now, some more details. Rifle did not like my rest set up. I fought it all day. My scope was almost out of vertical when I went to 100. Riding on the edge of a scope is not good and can cause issues.
Yes I've run into that issue on 1" scopes. The best fix is using burris signature rings. I put them on my .204 when it ran out of travel. Sometimes you get a gun that the barrel is aimed lower than that rail. With the burris you can put scope in mechanical zero at any yardage then you will have full +- range of the turrets.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/41...er-style-rings
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/71...05-010-and-020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQLWEF1CO0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRAX5OLtJE&t=406s

I think I found a kit that had rings and inserts. They don't scratch up the scope either.

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Old 02-06-2019, 09:55 AM
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Doclu60, Thanks. Regardless of how my Savage shoots I plan to keep it and like you, try my best to make it usable for it's intended purpose, if needed. If it's not capable (in my hands, with my limited "smithing skills") of longer range accuracy, I'll just use it for short range plinking, making most potential problems solved! Honestly, until recently I haven't had much in the way of desire for long range target shooting, so sr-plinking is perfectly fine while it also sets my expectations low, not that I'm concerned either way. Although my expectations are low, I don't expect any issues at this point based on my recent closer look. The only "doom and gloom" is my extended weather forecast. But that too will pass eventually.
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You're one up on me Doc. I have no idea what range coyotes will come at to me and which gun to bring.
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Omaha Mike, a fellow 'Husker'!! I know the frustration of RF lot selection. Years ago I loaded ammo (mostly handgun), then moved towards shotgun sports and bird hunting and stopped loading metallic and only loaded shot shells. Tailored loads for a centerfire is wonderful, lot testing RF sucks. I do the 'ammo dance' for competition shooting, only I buy two cases instead of one! Less 'dancing'.<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> Hope you get your B.mag sorted out.
Speaking of Huskers... here’s myself and 2 of my six kids after a pheasant hunt last year. The other big guy on the left a hell of a shot! I think he might stick around Lincoln a bit longer than the previous 3.

The other pict is the same hunt during a blizzard... Coach OZ is a pretty good shot too!



We’re doing it again March 9th.
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Omaha Mike, a fellow 'Husker'!! I know the frustration of RF lot selection. Years ago I loaded ammo (mostly handgun), then moved towards shotgun sports and bird hunting and stopped loading metallic and only loaded shot shells. Tailored loads for a centerfire is wonderful, lot testing RF sucks. I do the 'ammo dance' for competition shooting, only I buy two cases instead of one! Less 'dancing'.<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> Hope you get your B.mag sorted out.
Speaking of Huskers... here’s myself and 2 of my six kids after a pheasant hunt last year. The other big guy on the left a hell of a shot! I think he might stick around Lincoln a bit longer than the previous 3.

The other pict is the same hunt during a blizzard... Coach OZ is a pretty good shot too!



We’re doing it again March 9th.
Go Big Red!
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doclu60, it sounds like you've done something similar to how mine was bedded, I look forward to hearing/seeing your results.
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Ugly but sure can shoot. I can hit the bottom of a 16 oz water bottle 200 + yards with Hornady 20grns all day long
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