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So when you buy a new rifle you have to get glass for it. Am I right?

So I ordered a Savage 12 F T/R in .308. I'm also getting a McGowen barrel for it in 220 Swift...in about 16 weeks...that's the lead time. I love switch barrel Savages.

Anyway, this is pretty much a single purpose rifle, putting holes in paper. So I wanted decent longer range glass but no bells or whistles required. I could go with a fixed power, 1" tube and save some money...big laugh...saving money on this!

I found an open box Leupold FX3 25x40 for $559.00. Then they had a 10% off coupon and of course, free shipping. It came to $503.99. I'm not sure I could do much better on a scope of this class, not the best but not bad.

I've seen folks have mixed review about competitor but since Leupold has a lifetime warranty I think it was worth the risk.
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Good luck. Sounds fun. 
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Please allow me to make a suggestion.

Get that .220 Swift barrel in a 1-9 twist or faster. This will allow use of 53 VMax, all 69 grain, and with the 1-8 twist the 75 Amax.

True, you might not get gilt edge accuracy shooting 52-53 grain match bullets as with a 1-14 but hot .224's with 1-9 twist or faster open an entire new world with 69 - 75 grain bullets - you might want to do some long range shooting including varmints and a 69 - 75 grain.224 does this very well.

McGowen makes beautiful rifle barrels and you will be pleased with your terrific rifle barrel in the great .220 Swift round. I have an armful of McGowen barreled rifles including 3 fast twist .22-.250's.

I keep on trying to crank up my 20X scopes to higher magnifications.



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Great minds think alike! I'm intending to shoot 69-75 grain bullets....

I ordered the barrel in a 7.7 twist with 5-groove rifling. It's interesting that this is the only caliber or twist that McGowen currently offers in a fractional twist or 5 groove rifling.

The nice lady that took the order said that it must be some of their new tooling because she was unfamiliar with 7.7, 5-groove.

This will be a 30" stainless barrel (that's how long the OEM was) similar profile, 11 degree crown.


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