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Old 03-13-2002, 11:58 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Goldsboro, NC USA
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Who has one of these awesome rifles, and what have you done to yours, please post pics if possible.

I have one and all I have added is a Pachmyer recoil pad, and the Leupold bases and rings, alond with a 6x20x40 Bushnell ScopeChief scope.

I like it and love the way it groups.

IMHO these rifles are the Glocks of the rifle world!
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Old 03-14-2002, 03:44 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2001
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I have two, .223 and 7mm-08. Only thing I have done is put a 6x18 on the 223 and a 6x24 on the 7mm-08. The 6x18 has served its purpose and will soon be replaced by either a 6x24 or 8x32, not sure which. They have discontinued the 7mm-08 and the .260 in this model, although you might find one still on the shelf. I have ordered, but not received aftermarket triggers for both. They are wonderful rifles. At $450 or so there is not a better buy in the world than these rifles. $800 / $900 will get you various rifles that have better triggers and smoother actions but I'm not sure they really are more accurate.
Old 03-17-2002, 12:22 PM   #3
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I have a .223 that came w/a Harris bipod and a Simmons 44MAG 4-12 x 44 scope. Trigger sucked out of the box; I checked to make sure the safety was off the first time I fired it, the trigger was so stiff.

I have adjusted the trigger, but will likely replace it with a serious, drop-in unit. Let us know how the ones you have on order work out.
Old 03-18-2002, 01:35 PM   #4
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It will be a while before I can give a report on the triggers. I disassembled the rifle, took a good look at it and the "drop-in" trigger and decided the correct "drop" was to drop them off at a real gunsmith that knew what he was doing.
Old 04-16-2002, 10:09 PM   #5
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Location: Goldsboro, NC USA
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Cool, looking forward to any info you can provide on the triggers also.

I adjusted mine according to some info I found online. Try looking for some articles by Claude Gatewood concerning the Savage Triggers.
Old 04-17-2002, 11:13 AM   #6
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I have now fired the two FP's with new triggers. The triggers are the Sharps Competition trigger from Brownells. They are set at 24 oz and they are wonderful!! A very smoooooth 24 oz. It did require the work of a gunsmith. They really are not "drop-in", but they are worth the effort. Group sizes are already dropping.
Old 04-24-2002, 08:10 AM   #7
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I have the 10FP "Tactical" in .260 Rem. The term tactical is a joke! The factory trigger measured a little over 8#'s. I have ordered the Sharp Shooter competition trigger to put on the gun. The factory stock leaves something to be desired also. The fore-end is just too flexible to suit me. I ordered the Richards Microfit laminated varmint stock to replace the factory stock. Out of the box it was putting 2 together and 1 out for groups of 1-1.25" with the crappy trigger with factory Remington 140gr ammo. With the new stock and trigger I believe the true accuracy potential can be achieved. Will let you know after the work has been accomplished. Ol' John
Old 08-16-2002, 08:15 PM   #8
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Savage 10FP

I have had my Savage 10 fp for about a year. It is .308. I had my trigger worked on by a local gunsmith. It is around 2lbs. and breaks like a glass rod. the best trigger I have ever had. I have a Simmons Whitetail Expedition 6-18x42 on it.. I can pull .75 moa at 275 yards.. with Hornady 168 gr Tap ammo. I love this gun and always out shoot the local guys with there rem, and wins..

Old 09-28-2002, 07:44 PM   #9
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Got one in .223. It's got a Sharp Shooters trigger, harris bi-pod (swivel) Luepold rings and just put a Weaver V24 on it. Sighting in tomorrow......
Old 12-01-2002, 11:49 AM   #10
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FP 10

I have had three 1) 300 win mag 2) 308 3) 308 short barrel.

Number 1 and 2 were wonderful, good triggers once adjusted and extremely accurate. Number 3, well what can I say I have been chasing that darn rifle all over hell's halh acre. i have been having accuracy problems galore. I have changed rings, mounts, scopes, ammo cleaning proceedures, bipods, sandbags I just changed scopes and got sent here to kuwait prior to shooting new optics... see ya on cnn, in bagdad

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