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BKScripto
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.
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- 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.
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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...


http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/briank1986/AR-15.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/briank1986/Savage_308.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/briank1986/AR15_100yds_0001.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/briank1986/AR-15_200yds.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/briank1986/308_100yds_0001.jpg
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss196/briank1986/308_200yds_0001.jpg

ndking1126
April 22, 2010, 08:39 PM
excellent!

BKScripto
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

2damnold4this
April 23, 2010, 10:05 AM
Lookin' good!

ndking1126
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

BKScripto
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 :)