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Old January 1, 2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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What's wrong with Savage Rimfires?


I thought it was just the Mako I bought with the funky stock. It didn't initially shoot too well. I checked the stock fit and the barrel was pressed up against the fore end pretty good, so I pillar bedded it and did what I could to get a good bedding on that weird, round recoil lug...

So, I was looking at model 93s (on sale this week) and the BTVS model had an uneven contact between barrel and stock near the front of the stock...

So, is it something inherent in the design (I had assumed that factory stocks would have a v-block of some sort for the round lug)?

Or maybe it's the Canadians putting these things together?

Anybody else have a heavy barrel Savage rimfire with not-quite-free-floated barrels?





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Old January 1, 2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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Both Savage rimfires I've owned weren't quite free floated.

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Old January 2, 2010, 09:02 AM   #3
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tiny- Yep. I recently picked up a Mark II, and the last inch of the forend was touching the right side of the barrel. After finding this, I went back and looked at four others (same rifle), and all of them had the same area touching the barrel. So I decided to bed it, BUT, I hadn't even fired it yet. I fired two boxes (of 50) of Wolf match rifle, and it shoots bugholes with that ammo, sans bedding. But the stock touching the barrel still annoys me even though it is shooting well for now. I figure I'll fix it if/when it becomes a problem, I guess.
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Old January 2, 2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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The barrel of my Savage model 93L is fully floated. Maybe Savage does a better job on left hand guns.
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Old January 2, 2010, 01:24 PM   #5
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The 93G seemed to be alright, as did the 93F...

Was that South Paw a B, G, or F?



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Old January 2, 2010, 04:43 PM   #6
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Both of mine are the less-expensive synthetic stocked models, but they have been good shooters. The fore-ends have some flex, but if that really bothers you, a bit of epoxy and a short length of aluminum angle can fix it quick.

I've no complaints with accuracy.

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Old January 2, 2010, 04:55 PM   #7
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Maybe that's the trick:

Most of the time, it doesn't affect accuracy, so Savage doesn't worry about it.




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Old January 2, 2010, 05:39 PM   #8
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My 9317 bvss will shoot one tiny hole at 100 yds. I dont care about the bedding, I'm not going to change a thing.
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Old January 2, 2010, 07:58 PM   #9
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I've got a BTVS that's free floated with lots of room to spare and it shoots good. I bought my kid the 93 FVSS with the composite stock. Let me just say it ain't no HS Precision. You can hold it one way and it passes the dollar bill test. Rest it on sandbags and the barrel will touch the stock. It really is a disappointment to shoot. It will put 2 in the same hole and then throw a 2 1/2 inch flyer. We just got a laminated stock for it and it is much sturdier and is free floated. We haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. It makes you wonder why Savage would put out such a flimsy piece of crap. How much more would it have cost them to make the stock a little stiffer? 50 cents worth of plastic?
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Old January 5, 2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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I have a Savage Mark II and all I did to get the barrel off the
forearm was to put washers between the front part of the action
and the stock. That jacked the barrel up about an eighth of an inch.

Why dont you give it a try
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Old January 5, 2010, 06:09 PM   #11
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My 93FSS is a good shooter (.22 WMR). I haven't messed with it at all with the exception of adding a 3X9 scope (Bushnell I think)

I've never checked to float but I suppose now I'll have to.
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