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Posted: 9/7/2001 12:18:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 12:21:15 PM EDT
There's an aftermarket rigger now for the 10FP, and its not bad!!!!!! Or, look for one of Lew Horton's 10FP's. I had a Savage, and with 168 gr. HPBT's, it shot one ragged hole at 100 yds. And I was a pretty crappy shooter at the time.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 12:26:44 PM EDT
Pros: 1. MOA out of the box accuracy with good ammo. 2. Relatively inexpensive. Cons: 1. Not the best trigger in the world. 2. Stock kinda cheapy and not very many replacements available. Summary: Hmm, you can set up a Savage 10FP with scope, bipod, and get Sub MOA accuracy for well under $1k. Not too shabby!
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 12:43:15 PM EDT
I have a 10FP in .223 and i love it. Ive installed a Sharpshooter trigger (available from Brownells) Its great It adjusts from 12 oz up to 2 lbs Works like a charm
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 12:52:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:28:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 7:08:06 PM EDT
Savage 10FP rifle's have fully adjustable triggers. Take it to a good smith and he sould be able to make it "feel" right.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 7:42:24 PM EDT
I shoot a 110FP and it shoots sub MOA with the stock trigger. Everyone i've met who shoots one likes it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 2:01:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 4:50:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 5:44:22 AM EDT
You can't go wrong with the new Savages. Fine guns. Buy it!
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 3:50:24 PM EDT
I have 4 savage rifles..... 10fp .223 factory stock & trigger 10fp .308 factory stock & aftermarket trigger 110 25/06 choate stock,aftermarket barrel & lug. (riflebasics) trigger,8x32 scope 110 .270 factory wood stock & trigger the first 3 are all MOA guns.The 270 is a hunting gun..so i dont shoot it off of bags or a bipod and yes the factory stock sucks..but you can fix that with 2 tubes of epoxy and a piece of steel in one afternoon........and that trigger can be adjusted . jmo
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 4:01:57 PM EDT
I have a mdl.10fp in .308 its a BADD ASS RIFLE. Killed many ground hogs with it,shoots those 125gr. "TNT" hollow points in to little bitty holes!
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 4:19:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2001 4:22:16 PM EDT by Karsten]
I will agree whole heartedly about the stock and the trigger. The plastic stock is a POS and shouldn't be offered on anything bigger than a .22 in my opinion. The trigger is rough and heavy as well. I adjusted my trigger and there isn't much to it either. You can also coat the trigger surfaces with some stuff called Brownells Action Magic II. I replaced the trigger with the Sharp Shooter Trigger dues to some trading and switching parts out. My stock I replaced with a Choate Tool stock from Brownell's...fins a buddy to order ya one at dealer cost, about $120.00 shipped and the Trigger as well. So doing a bit of leg work, shopping, trading and what not. I have a Savage 110FP in .308, SA 1st Gen 4-14x56 scope, Harris Bipod that looks like this [img]http://photoasa.com/disk2/3063/88203_Sav110fp.jpg[/img] And shoots like this [img]http://photoasa.com/disk2/3063/87927_110FPgroup.jpg[/img] I think I am out about $750.00 total after well was said and done. Rifle hasn't had more than about $25 roauds yet and was all mil surplus and the 150 UMC stuff that made the holes...I am happy [^] Karsten
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 4:56:08 PM EDT
My Savage 110FP (110 is long action for larger calibers) in .30-06 with Choate Ultimate Sniper Stock and BSA 6-24 AO scope: [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/035/gH/Kq/OS/yx58611.jpg[/img] My Savage 12FV in .223 with Choate Ultimate Sniper Stock and Tasco 4-16 AO scope: [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/034/5k/n3/v5/yB78511.jpg[/img] Neither has had any trigger work and both shoot sub MOA out of the box, even with factory stock.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 6:06:05 PM EDT
LarryG...to clarify to confussion as to why i stated 110FP in .308 I will offer this explaination. Up until the mid 1980's Savage only had one action for it's bolt gun...Long Actions hence all the old Savage's where 110 series or simularly #'d. The competition forced them into the short action for the .308 and smaller calibers. Note..below Savage on the right is a 110FP in .300 Win Mag, Rifle on the left is a 110FP in .308 [img]http://photoasa.com/disk2/3063/76446_Sav110FPs.jpg[/img] I was confused when I 1st bought the .308 as well....a Brownell Tech straightened me out. Karsten
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 7:45:21 PM EDT
Back in the summer of 1994, I saw friends leave for a 10 day trip to go and shoot prairie dogs. I could not go because I did not have a rifle to use. I was going to be ready for next year. The obvious caliber choice for a poor college student was the .223, a cheap but effective rifle was also needed: enter the $315 Savage 112FV. I bought a cheap Tasco Mag IV in 8-24X to use for optics. I still have that set up today and have fired well over 500 rounds during each of those trips since the summer of 1995. I have yet to have the groups grow and the trigger has stayed at an adjusted (my adjustment) of 1 pound and 9 ounces since 1995. I keep up with Remingtons, outperform Rugers, and trash all Winchesters I have compared my rifle to (all belonging to different friends). Savage makes a damn fine rifle, regardless of price. Dont be fooled one bit by the price tag. You should buy that Savage 10FP, take your time on the trigger, find a good accurate loading, and enjoy the results. Just my two cents..... JRB L1A1
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