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well I had a chance to test my new rilfe (savage 223 ) on sunday.   It was 5 mph winds and gust to 15 mph sun was in my face could not see. It was cold at 35F LocoNot the best day to go but had this rifle for a few months and could not wait anymore.
 
I first bore sighted it at 50 yards. This was hard to do because of the cheek pice. But I got it and shot 4 rounds.
 
after that I went to 100 yards to test and shoot 4 more rounds to move POI.
 
Last 3 shoot measure .418 to center of holes
 Total shot was 11 roundsBig Smile It was just to cold and got what I wanted and that was to just get on paper so I could test other loads. I may just try this load on a warmer day and see if I can do better
 
 
 
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Excellent good shooting ....that is an unusual looking stock pretty cool! thanks for sharing.
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 DEFINITETLY a keeper!  And a GOOD looking one to boot!
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You gotta tell more about that stock, Super Cool!
 
More pics too. Very nice rifle and setup!
 
 
Does the trigger guard have a steel insert?
 
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This is a savage tigershark and there is only so many that were made. I did not know savage made this rifle till I seen it. I went in to get a AR and left with this.
This thing is a dream to shoot. I am thinking of getting one more to have. ( maybe trade my 308 12bvss in on one ) They come in 22-250  223 and 204
 
The triger guard is wood and I don't think there is a steel insert in it.
 
 
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Wow thanks for sharing the pics! Great looking rifle
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First one I've seen. That's a real keeper. Thunbs Up
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Looks like the "total package" great rifle, great groups.
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some problems with the stock

IT was not finish ! This is a joke that savage would send this out like this. The inlet was not
finish at all . I took the barrel and action out and WOW stell had gray sawdust all over.
 
I went back to the store I got it from and it looked like the rest are the same as the one I have. 
 
I was told that I could send it back but would have to pay for shiping ??  So I fixed it myself and said hell with savage. This will be the last savage rifle I will buy. 
 
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Nice rig. Most rifles off the shelf need a little tweeking. I would not fuss to much about a little inletting. As long as the overall quality is good and she shoots, so what!
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Originally posted by matc matc wrote:

some problems with the stock

IT was not finish ! This is a joke that savage would send this out like this. The inlet was not
finish at all . I took the barrel and action out and WOW stell had gray sawdust all over.
 
I went back to the store I got it from and it looked like the rest are the same as the one I have. 
 
I was told that I could send it back but would have to pay for shiping ??  So I fixed it myself and said hell with savage. This will be the last savage rifle I will buy. 
 
matt


Matt - I wouldn't blame the gun for something someone didn't do.  By the pic's you posted, it can shoot and that is what's important.  Think of it as a chance for you to finish the project someone didn't complete and you get the prize, a sweet looking, fine shooting rifle.  I'm sure if you asked 8 shots, he would have traded you in a heart beat.  He had a great looking rifle that wouldn't shoot.  Spend some quality time with it, get it finished how you want it, and you will love it forever and she will love you back.  Too much going with that gun to toss it away.
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Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

Originally posted by matc matc wrote:

some problems with the stock

IT was not finish ! This is a joke that savage would send this out like this. The inlet was not
finish at all . I took the barrel and action out and WOW stell had gray sawdust all over.
 
I went back to the store I got it from and it looked like the rest are the same as the one I have. 
 
I was told that I could send it back but would have to pay for shiping ??  So I fixed it myself and said hell with savage. This will be the last savage rifle I will buy. 
 
matt


Matt - I wouldn't blame the gun for something someone didn't do.  By the pic's you posted, it can shoot and that is what's important.  Think of it as a chance for you to finish the project someone didn't complete and you get the prize, a sweet looking, fine shooting rifle.  I'm sure if you asked 8 shots, he would have traded you in a heart beat.  He had a great looking rifle that wouldn't shoot.  Spend some quality time with it, get it finished how you want it, and you will love it forever and she will love you back.  Too much going with that gun to toss it away.
 
thanks I guess I was a little upset after spend a pay check on it but as you said it is a very nice rifle . I used boiled linseed oil and that was the ticketExcellent and I am going to go ahead and glass bed it also.  I did not finish around the lug for this reason.
 
thanks for your reply I needed thatHowdy
 
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The $$ are hard to come by and quick to leave so I understand how you felt.  Can't wait to see the target pics after she is bedded.  
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NICE LOOKING SETUP.........
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I looked long a nd hard and found the tigershark is still avaiable at a couple of places. G-Brokers usually has 1 or 2 listed.  I wanted it in 223 and that seems to be the hardist one th find.  Price was $600 to 700 range.  I was a little put off by the wooden trigger guard but it is super wide.  I am trying to decide between the Tigershark, BGTV, BTV, or BTCSS from Savage.  All are thumbhole stocks from boyd except for the Tigershark, maybe.  the BGTV and BTV are blued bull barrels with internal baox mags.  The only difference I can see between the two is color of lamy stock.  I prefer a reddish versus gray lamy.  The BTCSS is brown lamy, SS and removable mag.
 
I was really taken with the Tigershark stock when I first saw it but have cooled toward it a bit.  Still it is a unique limited edition.  Incidently, there is a Mako version in the rimfire cals with the stock.
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hello
Well I have embedded the rifle installed the microlevel and had to change the bullets I was shooting. It seems that after the bed job the sierra bullets would not shoot any good.
so this past weeked I tryed a diffrent bullet and powder and wow.
 
I only shot 10 rounds of these reloads. The first 5 shots was a good group aslo but with the barrel being clean and It just takes me a few shoot to get warmed up but it was still better then I could get with the sierra buulets
here is the next 5 shots
 
 
The rifle has 160 rounds out the barrel to date
 
 
 
budperm I got my rilfe from a dealer in clearfield PA for $599 and I do beleve that they still have some.
 
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   Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That is a pretty nice grouping there Mat!  Glad she worked out for you!  I ended up buying a 12BTV savage 223 she should arrive this Friday.  Sorry to hear that the Seirra bullets didn't work for you after the bed job.  Exactly which Seirras were you using?  I have an assortment of Seirras and Hornadys shipping to me now.  4 different weights 50,55,63,70 and a couple different bullet styles.  I hope I didn't waste money buying bad shooters.  I guess I'll just have to wait and see.  The 12BTV should be the same action and barrel in a boyds natural finish lamy thumb hole stock.  2 reasons I went this way. 1st trigger adjustment.  I didn't want to have to pull the action out of the bed to adjust and second I really don't care for the gray lamy if it has any yellow in it and a lot of them do.
 
Again, congrats...you have a shooter!     BTW how much did it cost you to get yours bedded?


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That is really great. A little tinkering and you have a great shooter!!!
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can't argue with those groups! nothing else matters.
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I'm sure you are glad you kept it now, and you got it where you want it.  That is some great shooting!!
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I wish Clearfield was closer, its a 4 hour drive at least.
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thanks guys for the kind words
 
Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

I'm sure you are glad you kept it now, and you got it where you want it.  That is some great shooting!!
 
Well I was really mad and was going to unload it till I read your reply and thought about it and yes I am glad I kept it.
 
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