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Old 11-30-2004, 05:05 AM   #1
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I'm getting a bolt action to go along with my M1A.

I have a SA NM M1A. I love shooting my rifle. I bought a nice scope for it but quickly decided I liked shooting it with open sights better. I wanted a bolt action in .308 to go along with my M1A for target shooting. I am getting a Savage FLP in .308. It is the left-handed version of the FP, one of the tactical rifles in their law enforcement series. It has a synthetic stock, a heavy barrel and the accu-trigger. It comes only in .223 and .308. I will shoot mostly the Aussie and Portugese surplus in my M1A and my custom loads in the Savage. I know I will have to use different loads to get the best accuracy from the savage.

Do any of you have one of these Savage rifles? What have you heard about them? I think my two rifles will make a good .308 combination.

Now I would like to meet and do some shooting with some of you folks.
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:42 AM   #2
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I bought a Remington PSS in 308 and mounted a Zeiss Scope on it. While I was never a fan of Remington, this rifle got my attention. I enjoy the 308 bolt action a great deal and it is an excellent companion to my 3 M1A's. As far as shooting together, where do you live?
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:02 AM   #3
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The Remington PSS is a fine rifle, especially with a Zeiss scope on it. I went with the Savage FLP because I had a great opportunity to get a good deal. I will be using a Weaver Grand Slam 4.5 x 14 on my rifle. I target shoot for fun. I am not a competirive shooter.

I live near Boise ID.
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:14 AM   #4
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There is a good article in this month's American Rifleman about the Savage. The author spoke highly about the rifle. I think you made a great choice. I live in Maryland so I am a "bit out of range" for shooting with you at this time. Thanks for the invitation though.
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:24 AM   #5
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I bought an older Savage 110 in .30-06 because it was a "good deal". Turned out to be a great deal; it's a better rifle than I am a shooter. These are excellent firearms that represent real value. Used deals can be had because many owners feel obligated to "upgrade" to a Remchester Mod xxxx.
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:57 AM   #6
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You are thinking along the same lines as me. I dont really like a scope on an M14, it just doesnt seem right. I have my rem 700 VS LH .308 with a McMillan stock and a Leu Mk4M1 10x to keep it company. It just seems to balance things out.

Now you will have the best of both worlds.
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:03 AM   #7
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I too have a Rem700VS in 308 to go with my M1A's it has a Leupold Vari X-II 3-9 50mm matte finish scope on it... with 39.5gr Varget and a 168gr SMK it will hold the X-ring on a SR target at 200yd slung up in prone.... allI did to it was a trigger job to lighten it up to 2 lbs.
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:10 AM   #8
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I have a left hand Savage 10FP in .308 Win. I bought it before the accu-trigger came out. This is a excellent shooting rifle, and those that have bought them with the accu-trigger say they are some of the best shooters out there right out of the box.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:42 PM   #9
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I have a Rem. 700, Bushnell scope, a real tack driver with surplus ammo. I use the same ammo in both rifles.
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:08 PM   #10
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I have what started as a Remington 700 PSS. Changed to a Kierger 1-10 twist, 28" barrel, blueprinted and jewel trigger. Springfield 6-24 x 56 scope, It complements my 5 M1A"s. Use it to shoot 1000 yd at the Tuscon range as much as possible. Great guns. If you are in AZ the 1st Sunday of every month is 1000 yd day at Tuscon. Happy holidays to all.
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:19 PM   #11
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Funny I came across this thread.

I was in a sporting soods store today and picked up a Savage with the new Accu Trigger. Schweeet. Big improvement. Now it's even a bigger bang for the buck.
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:26 PM   #12
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M-14 Jeff...you are doing the same thing I did. I took the scope off the M1A also. I bought the 110FP with the 26 in barrel and the choate sniper stock. It has the accutrigger and it is the sweetest I have ever shot. It is capable of much more than I am. I had the standard stock before and it was great also, but wanted to try the choate stock. You will not be unhappy.

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Old 11-30-2004, 05:45 PM   #13
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I have the Savage 10FP in .308 with the accu trigger. It is a sub half MOA rifle when I do my part with my A-Max reloads. In my rifle seating depth was a very important component of accuracy. 15 thousanths makes a huge difference in group size.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:31 AM   #14
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This is it. This is a pic of the right-handed model. I think this will complement my Match M1A quite well. I will shoot mostly the Aussie and Portugese surplus through my M1A and my loads through this one. I am going to try some of the surplus rounds through this one also to test for consistency. have any of you tried the surplus stuff through bolt actions?
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:50 AM   #15
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M14Jeff, That looks like the same gun I'm going to get, based on the research I have done, that gun sounds like a great choice...I'm currently trying to trade in an Encore thats new and never shot to help finance it...I'm waitng for my cousin to get back to me on what he and my uncle will do on trade, then I'm good to go !!! Mike
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