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FLCP-K .308 that's scheduled to have the barrel shortened to 18" and a suppressor mount installed.

 
 
Went with S&B PMII 5-25x56 with Badger rail and rings.  CCW  MTC turret, P4F illum reticle.
 
 
10-shot, 100 yd group with Hornady 168 gr TAP came in at 7/8".
 
 
10-shot, 200 yd group with same ammo came in at 1 5/8".
 
 
Everything seems to work well except the illum knob interferes with the bolt if the scope is moved back for optimal eye relief for me.  This has left me with a limited field of view from the bench, but is fine from prone.
 
 
Overall pleased with the package.  The plated TAP cartridges seem to cause ejection problems that brass cases don't in this rifle, so I'll be looking for some BH 168 Amax or 180 Accubonds to test next trip.
 
I think I may leave the barrel alone and leave everything as is.
 
Thoughts, suggestions?
 
 
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nice rifle and awesome glass! lol
 
Unless you have a suppressor, no need to have it threaded for one right now.  It appears to be a good shooter right now.  I'd look at maybe a stock or trigger before I'd mess with the barrel.
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Looks like the combo works well.  Agree with SVT, I would leave the barrel as is unless you have a suppressor.  I'm OK with savage stocks, but I wouldn't hesitate to swap it out with something that fits the shooter better.
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Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

Looks like the combo works well.  Agree with SVT, I would leave the barrel as is unless you have a suppressor.  I'm OK with savage stocks, but I wouldn't hesitate to swap it out with something that fits the shooter better.



I beleive that is an Accustock model. Are there aftermarket stocks available?
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Good call.  It is an accustock according to Savage's website.  Don't know if there are replacements for them yet.
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I cut the barrel on my beloved Rem .308 and never looked back. It now has a Smith Vortex F/S on it and "may" get a suppressor on her by the end of the year. 
It handles so much better than it did with the 26" barrel. Went down to 20". 

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Nice rifle and scope! Excellent
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SVT--  Have an AAC 762SD.  The stock I like okay, although I may have to put on a thinner recoil pad to get the eye relief I need since I can't move the scope back any further.  I'm not opposed to an aftermarket stock, but I don't know much about them.  Suggestions?  The trigger, not touching it.  I love it.

SD--  Thanks for the input.  I'll look a little futher into the stock situation and see what I can learn.

Bitterroot--  Yes, it's the Accustock, and people seem split on how they review it.  I'm inclined to leave well enough alone since it seems to shoot well as is.  It may be a case of not knowing what I'm missing, though, so I'll look into it a little more.

cheaptrick--  I tend to agree with you, and should've just left it in the shop until the cut was done so I wouldn't have to think about the possibility of messing up a good shooter.  Ignorance could've been relative bliss.  There are a couple of things I'm going to check into, but I may leave well enough alone and use the owed cut/thread/mount deal on the Tikka.  My eventual plans for the Savage are to get it down to Rifles Only sometime in the next few years and learn how to shoot, so it's not going to be much of a hunting gun.  It's got a lumbering feel to it, but it settles into the bench nicely, and the long barrel keeps things comfortable. 
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Originally posted by penguin6 penguin6 wrote:

Bitterroot--  Yes, it's the Accustock, and people seem split on how they review it.  I'm inclined to leave well enough alone since it seems to shoot well as is.  It may be a case of not knowing what I'm missing, though, so I'll look into it a little more.

 
It isn't that accustock rifles don't shoot - they do.  It is the feel of a plastic stock that I don't like.
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I hear you, and a lot of people I know feel the same way you do.  My sense of aesthestics is different, however, and I love synthetic as long as it's durable.  I don't like wood and blue steel.  I don't see the strength in that, but others find it beautiful.  As plastic goes, the Savage stock feels pretty good.  It's solid and has an almost rubbery feel.  Easy to hold onto and my cheek and hands don't slip when they get a little sweaty or it's rainy out.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I cut the barrel on my beloved Rem .308 and never looked back. It now has a Smith Vortex F/S on it and "may" get a suppressor on her by the end of the year. 
It handles so much better than it did with the 26" barrel. Went down to 20". 

DO IT!!!!!  Devil  

Nice rifle and scope! Excellent
my sps tactical is now at 16.5"
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Nice rig! I love the glass. I almost bought the same rilfe but then cabelas ran a special on this one. I have the choate tactical which is basically the same as yours but with choate stock and minus the flutes and break. The SS 16x is the perfect match for its uses. This rifle loves
168 AMAX
45.5 Varget
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I say cut it to 20 inches! Then let me know if you are happy with the results! LOL
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Hmm pic wont upload?
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I hope you can get the picture to upload;  I'd like to see it.  I don't reload, but the 168 TAP shot very well through it, which I believe is the Amax bullet.  The cases stuck in the chamber, so I switched to the 180 Accubonds, but they're not quite as accurate.  I've got some 168 Amax from Black Hills now that I'll try out next day off.
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Here she is. please excuse my ignorance 
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Nice combo ,deadly & purdy.Good shooting with her Excellent

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Nice.  How's it shooting?  I'm leaning more heavily towards chopping the barrel.  We'll see;  there's plenty of time.
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My Savage LE1 .308 with a 20" shoots very well can usually touch two shots and have the last just off at 100 yards. Never measured it buts its under an inch for sure!
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She is shooting great! I have heard that the savage 1/10 twist usually takes a couple hundred rounds before it really shines. Its good for 3/4 inch groups at 100 consistently however I always come home with a couple 1/2 inchers. Mine likes
168 amax and 45.5 of Varget
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I would try some 175s or 178s. That 1-10 should shoot them very well. Plus they will buck the wind better and give u more stability at longer distances.
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I'm pretty much a Savage guy.  My 1st was a pre-accusctock 110 in 270Win.  Those synthetics have a lot of flex in the forestock but mine still shot 3/4"@100 out of the box.  My last is the new long range hunter in 300WM with the Accutrigger and accustock, break and adj Cheek.  Big difference between the two stocks!  The LRH was about 5/8" OTB by the way.  I love the accutrigger too! I say if your not going to hunt with yours, leave the barrel alone.  But, it's your rifle!  Do what floats your boat and have fun!
 
I find I have a hard time changing anything drastic if the gun is a shooter....just get another gun! Smile
 
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