Shooting the Model 12FV .308

Discussion in 'Savage' started by Stallard, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. Stallard

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    I finally got to shoot a few rounds with my new 12FV today.
    The set up is Stock .308 12FV with a 24x Sightron scope.

    After a fouling shot, I shot a five shot group at 100yards which yielded a 1.40" group. Four shots measured .878" .
    This was the first shooting I've done since I broke my wrist and elbow 8 weeks ago. I was somewhat apprehensive about the recoil on my wrist. But I survived and am looking forward to my next session at the bench.

    The load was:
    RP brass fire-formed
    125gr Sierra Spitzer
    45.5 gr IMR4320
    WLR primers
    COL: .005 off the lands.

    I'm sure there is a more accurate load combination, but for a light bullet in the 1-10" rifling I suppose it's a good start.