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26" barrel, choate adjustable stock, accutrigger, .308..... Got me one ordered, finally. Hard to find in the Houston area, or difficult for the dealers that I contacted to locate. I read a great deal about Savage rifles in general and found an article on the model that I ordered. The accuracy is reported to be excellent with match grade ammo. Price:mad:$625.....
 

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The accuracy on all the savage rifles has been very good, especially the varmint and LE rifles. The Choate stock is a big improvement over the factory stock. Keep us posted with the performance....

congrats

MEL
 

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1.) hey buddy.... got me one that shoots under an inch.... better if i do my part(most recent outing shot under a .5 with a few of the 6 groups i shot)... i like the stock, and enjoy my nightforce scope!!!!! good luck with your rifle and have fun...

2.) PS>>> I have a question about why my chamber got stuck shut.... i shot it and it wouldnt open.... had to take out the rubber mallet... it works fine now but that shot and the few after concern me.... is my ammo corroding my chamber or what???

1.) excited and 2.) confuzed,
]Mark
 

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Try cleaning the chamber. A build up of burnt material in the chamber could be it.
 

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What ammo were you shooting? Sounds like it saw a bit much pressure. What did the primer look like after you got the round ejected? It is not totally impossible to see this in a round of factory ammo.
 

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Picked up the rifle today on this date 10/12/04 (Savage 10FP-LE2A) Federal Match ammo arrived from Streicher's today as well. Will shoot Wed or Thur. Stay tuned.....
 

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Leupold Vari-X III 4.5X14X50mm, matte finish, duplex recticle.
 

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Got into the break in on the FP10-LE2A today. Firing 168 grain Federal .308 Match ammo, from a fixed bench at the 100 yard rifle range I fired 7 rounds and cleaned the barrel after each round; firing one round and then cleaning the bore. The cleaning process was done as follows. Began by removing the bolt and installing a bore guide. With a plastic jag in place on the end of the coated one piece Dewey cleaning rod I saturated a patch with Butch's Bore Shine, pushing through the bore slow and steady allowing the patch to fall out of the end of the barrel. I then gently retracted the rod, removed the plastic jag and applied a bronze brush dipped in the Butch's Bore shine making 10 in and out cycles. Then went back to the plastic jag with clean patches until dry. Then I removed the plastic jag and went with a snug fitting bore mop for the final touch before the copper solvent. Then saturated a patch with Shooters Choice copper solvent pushing slow and steady until falling out of the end of the barrel. I came behind with fresh patches to wipe the solvent and the copper fouling away. When clean and dry I followed again with a fresh bore mop. I then went back to the Butch's Bore Shine making one pass with a saturated patch then drying out with clean patches, and finishing with one cycle of the bore mop, taking care to use the same bore mop as used earlier behind Butch's. The barrel was then ready for another fired round. Note that I used two bore mops. One mop for the finish behind the Butch's and one for the finish behind the copper solvent, keeping the two seperate so as not to cross contaminate. After the 5th round I noticed a big decrease in the fouling. I fired two more fire and clean rounds for a total of 7 fire and clean shots. Then I fired a three shot group. Cleaned, and noticed that the fouling was about the same as after shooting one round. I fired another group of three, and cleaned. The fouling was very minimal so I next fired a five shot group. Adjusting the scope after the 3rd round then firing two more rounds. Then, I cleaned. Fired two rounds. Let the barrel cool for about ten minutes,, mean while I decided to make some adjustments to the Choate stock. I changed out the cheek piece and lengthened the stock, going with the higher cheek piece and placing another spacer before the recoil pad. Then I settled in for a serious three shot group. So, I guess,,,,after all of this y'all are wondering how this thing performed. Well I fired a round, loaded another round,,,squeezed off another and,,, well,, kind of hard to see where that one went. Looking harder at the target, focusing my eyes I see that the second bullet has gone,,,, through the target,,,,,nearly going through the same hole a bit to the right of the first round !! Yeah, no kidding. Ok so I fire a third round and it touches the top of the first two holes in the target. Yeah its a shooter.....!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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thats excellent
im glad to see you got a great shooter and good thing you were able to do your part to find out the accuracy potential of your rifle

you never know when you will get a good rifle thats accuracy out preforms the majority of rifles off the factory line

my Remington 700P does shoot 1 hole groups @ 100y too
 

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Yes. There are spacers that came with the rifle that fit on the Choate stock. Two screws hold the recoil pad on the butt end of the stock. After removing the recoil pad the spacers are then added or taken off. Longer screws are provided for the wider spacers. Three spacers of various thickness are provided. One quarter inch, one half inch and three quarter inch. They all fit together very nicely.
 

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WOW!!

Well I went and done it. This rifle is absolutely amazing. Right out of the box (boresighted at dealer) this thing is practically putting lead through the previous holes at 200 yds. Gotta get to a longer range this weekend.

:D :D :D
 

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Yeah I fired a few rounds yesterday. I fired a three shot group with 168 Fed. Gold medal ammo and two rounds of Hornady 150 grain sst. The three shot group could easily be covered with a dime. Looks like the time taken to break in the barrel was worth it. Im experimenting with the Hornady ammo for hunting. Those two rounds came in higher, 2.25 inches, and thats good because I want a 220 yard zero, or about a half inch high at 200. Carters Country no longer has a 200 yard range so I have not shot at 200 yet.
 
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