View Full Version : Range report for my AR-15 and new Savage

April 22, 2010, 08:21 PM
I took the day off and spent a couple hours at the range today. I had two rifles to break in, my AR-15 I built and my new Savage 10 HS Precision in 308. I will list the specs of the rifles below, I know you guys/gals will want to know.
- AR15
Stag stripped lower
RRA lower parts kit
Timney 3lb skeletonized trigger
18" DPMS SASS Heavy Fluted 5.56 Upper
Magpul PRS Stock
Bushnell Elite 5-15x40mm scope
Wilson Combat one-piece scope mount

- Savage 10FCP in .308
HS Precision Stock
24" Bull Barrel
Warne scope mount and rings
SWFA 10x42 Super Sniper scope
Accutrigger set to 1lb.

After zeroing both rifles at 100 yds, I shot some groups at 100 and 200 yards. I didn't have a really good rest to shoot from, I only had my old shooting bags that I don't really prefer (gotta get some sand bags soon). The AR performed really well, it seems I shot it a little better than the 308. I'm really, really certain I can shrink the 308's group size if I get a better rest and go prone. Maybe the groups will shrink once I work up my own load as well...

All in all, it was a good day at the range. Hmm... Is there ever a bad day at the range? I scanned a couple of the targets and will supply a couple pics of the rifles. So, check it out and let me know what you think...


April 22, 2010, 08:39 PM

April 23, 2010, 09:48 AM
Thanks! I think I'm a converted Savage believer as well. Now, if I could just get that bolt to be as smooth as my Rem700 :D

April 23, 2010, 10:05 AM
Lookin' good!

April 23, 2010, 10:09 AM
yeah, my 700 ADL embarrasses my Savage (stephens) rifle, but it's all good. That's easy to over look for me. :D

April 23, 2010, 10:32 PM
yeah, my 700 ADL embarrasses my Savage (stephens) rifle, but it's all good. That's easy to over look for me.

Yeah, I can look over it. But when I go from the Savage to the Rem700, I can't help but think about it. My Rem700 LSS bolt is like butter :)