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Old 04-16-2003, 08:07 AM   #21
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I hadn't heard anything about a new scope base, but it makes a bit of sense, since the receiver is a new stlye why not change the scope base at the same time...

Like I said, my rifle is more than accurate enough for me, and I can't see spending the money to buy a new rifle to get a better trigger out of the deal.
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:27 AM   #22
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Who said anything about buying a new rifle?

I simply said that I put a Timney in mine, and that the new Savage trigger is supposedly so good that it makes aftermarket units unnecessary.

I have a light, crisp trigger and can close the bolt without fear of an ND.
Old 04-16-2003, 11:09 AM   #23
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What I read elsewhere, was that the new trigger required a remake of the receiver, and if memory serves, that the part where the rear scope base mounts, is curved, or rounded versus the flat of the previous, and that the author was cautioning about the difficulty of finding the appropriate new base. Second hand information coming from me though...
Old 04-16-2003, 11:25 AM   #24
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I have a light, crisp trigger and can close the bolt without fear of an ND.
I have no fear of accidental discharge with my lightened factory trigger. It's the people around me who should be fearful.

Actually, I haven't decided against a new trigger, Timney or one of the others from the Sinclair catalog, Sharpshooter's etc. I have another tactical rifle in the same caliber I like better in most respects, the Remingtion .223 PSS. It has a positively natural and delightful hold, due to the factory H.S. Precision stock similar to the U.S. Army M24, beavertail fore-end, fiberglass/kevlar, full length aluminum bedding block, and the slick 700 series bolt, fast lock time, and wide serrated trigger.

The one aspect I still like better about the Savage, (as if you couldn't guess), is that it still prints groups slightly better for me than the Remington. Both have 1:9 twist heavy barrels, but the Savage is button rifled, the Remington hammer forged and 26 inch. The Savage is not very artistic, but despite the appearance, the barrel nut, receiver design are compelling proven designs at a great price.

Old 01-11-2004, 05:39 PM   #25
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I have the 308,weaver 6-24 v , glass bedded the action,trigger from factory at 1.7 pd.44.2 gr 4064,hornady 168 match moly.under .5 moa everyday.
Old 09-26-2004, 09:19 AM   #26
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Just came across this old thread and see I know have my 10FP for 3 years already. I get 3/4" moa with cheap Winchester White box from Wally World all day long. It will shoot 1/2" or better with Hornaday 75gr BTHP loads. Considering what I paid for this gun it's criminal how well it shoots.
Old 10-18-2004, 07:56 AM   #27
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Just so y'all know, the Savage retails at Wal-Mart for $349 (short action)-$369 (long action). This is with the Accutrigger.
Old 11-08-2004, 05:04 PM   #28
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savage 110 package $349

Just got the 110 with scope at wal-mart for $349 in 270win. Took off the package scope and put a sweet vx-11 3-9x50mm on it. I think this is going to be a great gun for the price. I shot 3 boxes of factory ammo through breaking it in and it seemed like it was grouping around 1moa. I haven't played with the accutrigger yet. It is nice and crisp where its at but I will be tinkering next time I get out.

I reloaded the brass with 130grn interlock sp's and various charges of IMR 7828 from 53 to 58 grains. Hopefully this weekend I'll find out if it likes it or not.

Next I'm going to try sierra 140grn sbt's with RL22. I believe this load was reported as one of tightest in the 270win.

I'm still looking for reload info and everything else I can get my eyes on about the 270 and this gun so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Old 03-14-2005, 07:17 PM   #29
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I bought a used 10FP .308 a couple of years ago and am finally done d*cking around with it :roll: . It's in a McMillian A2 stock, an oversized bolt knob, Bushnell 6x24 Elite 4200 scope in Leoupold PRW rings and two piece bases, RifleBasics SAV 2 tigger and an Ops, Inc muzzle brake.
Best group so far is .25" three shot, prepped winchester brass, 210gm pimer, 168MK, 42.7grn Varget, 2.8" oal. :wink:
Old 04-05-2005, 06:50 PM   #30
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Howdy! I bought a slightly used Savage model 10 in .223 with Accu-trigger a couple of weeks back. I was there when the gent trded it in. "Won't group, Im going to order an Anchutz". After purchacing the rifle I have determine the gentleman in question just can't shoot! No official groups yet, but just playing around I can tell it shoots better than I do.

I saw it mentioned about the new reciever. According to the Savage website, the change was made to facilitate production. Basically the rear of the reciever has the same contour as the front. You can apparently use the same scope base as the front, only reversed, if I read it right. Hope this helps.

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