View Full Version : Recomendation - Sav 12 vlp 308 (18470)

July 7, 2012, 03:24 AM
I ordered a new one of these, and the finish on the barrel and receiver was bead blasted. I sent it back. I've been trying to locate one that is like the ones pictured on savages website. The only things bead blasted on those are the bolt, trigger guard and other small casted trim pieces. The barrel and receiver are more of a typical stainless finish. I'm in California 100mi from SF. I'm open to any legal way of obtaining one. Its just a matter of finding one. I believe the factory started bead blasting the entire gun in beggining of 2012. If anyone sees a 18470 in some gun shop somewhere, I'd appreciate a private message.

July 22, 2012, 01:58 AM
I want find this .308. Preferably new as possible. I just as a last resort may accept this in 223 w/ a 9 twist. Or a bctss 223 in a 9, but savages new finish reminds me of painting my bmx bicycle silver in jr high. I'm thinking of going to the 2012 Reno Gun Show at hot august nights to search, however thats 4 hour drive.

February 18, 2014, 10:20 PM
I order my savage 12FVSS in .308 and it came bead blasted I was ****** because the picture and the description said it was stainless. I didnt send it back because it shoots like a dream. not pretty but shoots well I just wanted to know why they are sending them bead blasted hope you find an answer.

February 18, 2014, 10:21 PM
looks like we bought them close together I bought my in july of 2012.

February 18, 2014, 10:26 PM
Ok Idiot here. I have both, 223 and 308 in FVSS. Both are stainless steel. I guess I don't know what you mean by bead blasted. My barrels are shinny as can be. Clue me in..

February 19, 2014, 08:54 AM
its not shiny its a dull color. I didnt know what bead blasted was either until i showed my buddy.

February 19, 2014, 10:46 AM
So you want a polished finished on the stainless?
I'm not aware of many, if any, rifle mfgs that make a stainless barrel with a polished finish. Most, if not all, are going to be bead blasted.

You could shine it up yourself quite easily if you wanted...

February 19, 2014, 10:50 AM
nah, ill just keep it the way it is.

February 19, 2014, 05:10 PM
I just bought a 12 BVSS and noticed the same thing about the finish. It almost looks like a porous type finish. I have an accustock stainless model from 09 that is satin and looks great. I prefer the satin finish but the 12 bvss shoots so well I don't care as much as I did on my initial impression.