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Old January 25, 2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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My New(to me) Rifle!



It's a Savage 12bvss in .308.
Now I just need some glass for it(and a few other bits and pieces). I can't wait to get it out to the range and make a fool of myself trying to shoot little groups and failing.

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Old January 25, 2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Looks like there is fun in your future!
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Old January 25, 2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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I have one in .223 and it is a shooter. You will love it.
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Old January 25, 2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Good looking rifle! I want another Savage bolt action rifle. I miss mine.
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Old January 26, 2013, 04:42 AM   #5
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I just got the Savage 12 VLP chambered in 308. It looks very similar to your's. It is a blast to shoot. Enjoy it.
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Old January 26, 2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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Nice! I need to find a nice bolt 308...
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Old January 26, 2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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Your going to love that rifle, I will have one of those dudes before I get too old to enjoy using it.
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Old January 26, 2013, 11:41 AM   #8
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Nice rifle, get some glass on it and go shoot something.
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:49 PM   #9
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Have you decided on glass yet?
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Old January 26, 2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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I haven't decided on glass yet. The options are a bit overwhelming. Right now, I'm leaning towards some of the SWFA offerings. Even their entry level models get good reviews from the precision shooters around town who use much fancier optics. But I'm still in the information gathering stage for that and open to suggestions.
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Old January 26, 2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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Glass to fit the gun...

Sig Curious--Grats on the nice rifle. I have a 12BVSS myself, and it is a tackdriver! Think you'll find that yours will shoot up to and beyond your own ability.

As to glass for it: My own rule of thumb is to spend~as much on the 'scope as on the rifle. For a rifle that nice, I would not go below a Bushnell Elite 4500 or so, or one of the mid-grade Leupolds. (Mine wears a Bush. Elite 3500, but I don't think the 3500's are available new any more. If you find one used, that'd be fine too.)

Be sure to have the mount, rings, and 'scope skillfully mounted on the rifle.

Will you be handloading for this rifle? IMHO, that's the way to get the best performance from them, and save $$ to boot on hi-grade ammo. You don't want to be shooting cheap surplus (or cheap anything!) through a fine rifle like this.

Anyhow, nice pic, and please keep us posted!
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Old January 26, 2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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I will be handloading for it eventually. Primers are in short supply around here, but a shop I talked to today estimates 3-4 weeks on large rifle primers. For now though I'm just keeping an eye out for any match ammo floating around, so far I've rounded up 3 boxes. The shop I bought the rifle from has a bunch of regular(AE, Privi Partizan, etc) stuff, which I may pick some of that up for the brass.

I tried to take a look at some bushnell elites and nikons today at basspro, but the counter was swamped. I have heard good things about them though. I did get to peek through some leupolds that were on a floor display and not in the case.
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Old January 29, 2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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Great looking rifle and I agree with smoking joe, spend the money on a good scope and never look back.
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Old February 7, 2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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Completed!

Got the set up completed.
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Old February 7, 2013, 09:43 PM   #15
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Nice! Congratulations.
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Old February 7, 2013, 10:07 PM   #16
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Congradulations, hope it works well for you
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Old February 8, 2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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NewRifle...

Sig Curious--Looks VERY nice! Now we need a range reoprt! (Never satisfied, these TFL's!!)
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Old February 8, 2013, 08:54 PM   #18
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Now lets see some groups.
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Old February 8, 2013, 09:45 PM   #19
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Workin' on it, hopefully the wind cooperates tomorrow when I go to the range. Be prepared to be amazed at my groups...for their suckiness!
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:11 PM   #20
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Just put it on the paper. Even if it is the size of a garage door lol
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Old February 8, 2013, 11:46 PM   #21
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Thats a nice rifle there sir.
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Old February 9, 2013, 08:49 PM   #22
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Well, sigcurious, did the wind cooperate?
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Old February 9, 2013, 08:52 PM   #23
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Got caught up doing errands today, planning on heading out tomorrow. Don't worry, y'all will get pics of my poor shooting
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Old February 9, 2013, 09:00 PM   #24
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FYI, mine never has done too well on a bi-pod. I have had several of the laminated Savages, and none of them were anywhere close to their best on a bi-pod.
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Old February 10, 2013, 04:47 PM   #25
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.308s are awsome.
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