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OutlawDon
05-24-2009, 2:33 PM
Looking to get back into a very accurate out of box .223 bolt action rifle. Checking out the Remingtons, Savages, Tikkas, etc. Want to spend $1000 or less for rifle only. Also considering the Remingont 5R models although they only have a 1/9 twist vs the Tikkas and Savages which have 1/7 available. Weight or length is not an issue....will only be used for range and target shooting.

Had a Savage 12FP awhile ago and it was extremely accurate. Any insight or advice? As some of you might have seen, selling my SPR AR to fund this project. I guess the bottom line for me is ultimate accuracy.

pat4wd
05-24-2009, 3:41 PM
The 12 is a great gun out of the box.. the 5r is also.. Go with what you think you like the feel of better.. I have found the 5r's on GunBrokers for $950 all the time.. Somebody on here is selling one for $1150 or something:rolleyes:

I just bought 2 differant 308 rifles.. One remington 700 SPS tactical and one savage 10fcp-k and both have proven to be extremely accurrate out of the box rifles.. Both have been shooting .5 moa andbetter with federal GMM 168's

I also owned a tikka super varmint in .223(it was a 1/8 twist) and they are great guns too.. You can't go wrong with your choices.. Just go with what feels the best to you

Army
05-24-2009, 5:48 PM
Love mine. Totally predictable shot placement: crosshairs on---hit it.

Stock is from Savage Shooter Supply, as is the tactical handle. Rifle Basix trigger, and topped with a Weaver 32X
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/Messkit/IMG_2956.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/Messkit/IMG_2957.jpg

OutlawDon
05-25-2009, 2:31 PM
Love mine. Totally predictable shot placement: crosshairs on---hit it.

Stock is from Savage Shooter Supply, as is the tactical handle. Rifle Basix trigger, and topped with a Weaver 32X
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/Messkit/IMG_2956.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/Messkit/IMG_2957.jpg

Awesome!

Any more details on it? What caliber? Accuracy level at different distances? And around how much did you get the rifle itself for?

Thanks.

Army
05-26-2009, 12:50 PM
It's a .223, and is a hell of a lot more accurate than I am :)

The LRPV has been updated to the LRPV Dual Port. Left feed port, right port eject. The "top-strap" ensures the receiver remains rigid.

Price wise...is at the top of your budget. But performance costs, and the LRPV gives it back in spades.

OutlawDon
05-26-2009, 1:07 PM
It's a .223, and is a hell of a lot more accurate than I am :)

The LRPV has been updated to the LRPV Dual Port. Left feed port, right port eject. The "top-strap" ensures the receiver remains rigid.

Price wise...is at the top of your budget. But performance costs, and the LRPV gives it back in spades.

Man, you just sold me on the LRPV although I am still debating between that and the Remington 5R.

Do you mind if I ask you how much you get the rifle for? I just went to a local store earlier and they said around $1200 or 10% off retail listed price.

shooting4life
05-26-2009, 1:36 PM
I had a lrpv in 204. The rifle was dang accurate and had a great trigger (1lb range) from the factory. I wish the 6mmbr was available when I purchased mine. I was getting half inch and sometimes a little under at a hundred yards with handloads and 3/4 inch with the factory stuff.

Army
05-26-2009, 9:27 PM
Mine was just over $1200 after DROS and tax.

Normally I would seriously balk at that price for a firearm. But being the Savage fan-boi that I am, I considered it a bargain :D

CandRTom
05-27-2009, 6:25 AM
I got my 12fvss from a fellow calgunner with a B&C stock and Nikon Buckmaster scope for a lot less than $1000. This has been a fantastic rifle so far, and although I've put less than 100 rounds through it, it's never failed to place the bullet exactly where it's pointed.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg297/aktsk8/Savage12.jpg