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Old April 19th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #46
 
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I would not start siting in at 100 yards.
New scope I start less then 25.


If not shooting good, practice at 50. Dial it in at shorter range and then adjust windage at longer ranges.


Try nikon spot on and look at your bullet path. It's travelling in an arc some people go 1-2 inches high at 100, to give them best range.

I just enjoy playing with it. Got it on my phone too.

Use recoil bad or heavy jacket when doing lots of shooting. I'll shoot 100 30-06, with jacket on.



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The Ruger American has a common problem of having pronounced machining ridges on it bolt that make a loud noise while working the bolt. The savage does not have that problem.

The savage has a much better stock compared to the plastic of the American.

The detachable magazine on the Savage is metal not plastic like the Ruger and doesn't have the plastic tab that makes the gun useless if it breaks off.

The Nikon compares closely to the Vortex in terms of quality.

You have a better chance of getting a more accurate barrel with the savage. They put their money in their barrels. That barrel is the same as the ones on the more expensive models. The more expensive models have upgraded stocks, bolts, fittings, metal finish, etc., but that same barrel until you get into the long range models.

For ammo look at Federal Fusion 308, its bonded and opens consistently at all velocities. The accubond is very accurate but had a reputation for failure to open in light skinned game. But in a 308 the cheap Remington Corelokt has an outstanding reputation if you want a great performer you can find cheap at Walmart.
Savage magazines are awful. I have to take mine off bench and slam it home.

Nikon I'd ok. But it is a cheap scope. You can really tell at dusk.

But working up hand loads I am down to 5/8, with my first ladder.

I don't trust it though. I have had feeding and firing problems.
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Okay made up my mind and ordered:

1 x Savage 11TH XP .308 Win 22\" Package (22617) = $449.00
1 x Nosler 308 Winchester 165 Grain AccuBond (60049) = $33.65
1 x Federal F308FS2 Fusion 20RD 165gr 308 Winchester (F308FS2) = $19.70

Wanted to try the two different ammo types.
Good choice of rifle and ammo Savage 11,111, 110, 112,116 all of these rifles to me are very good a step above a Savage Axis & Ruger American. For scope's my favorite is Nikon 3-9x40 BDC and a BuckmasterII isn't the high end but still a darn nice scope for the $$ spent!!!
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A good scope, extends the DNR'S suggested hunting times.
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