Savage MK2 TR
Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:37 PM
Ok so the first thing that i am planing on doin with this bad boy is get this bolt taken care of. My loving uncle Mr. LP stopped by my neck of the wood earlier this week and dropped me some lapping compound. I am taking a break from that and making this post. i plan on makeing about 500 to 600 passes with this compound and then pulling the bolt assemble apart and cleaning it very well.
The second thing that will need to be done it i am soaking the barrel with some nice rem oil to break up the factory "stuff" that is built up in there. I have heard alot of horror stories about fouling rounds and ruining a barrel and i see why it seems to have not just a coating but there is plenty of dust in there as well. I am glad of all the post that have been previously post about this sort of thing are i would have not even thought about it because i also have a 93R17 that i purchased years ago when 17 hmr first came out. It was the stainless bull barrel with synthetic stock and i never even touched the ID of that barrel and it shoot wonderful . ok we are talking about the TR back on subject.
I will be putting a BSA Mil Dot 6-24 on this as soon as i get everything cleaned up and ready to shoot. i am hoping to get it out to the range out here by friday and be able to post some targets up as well. I know there has not been much posted up about this new rifle and if anyone has any question are want me to take picture of certain areas on it please let me know i will do my best to accommodate.
Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:52 PM
Now with Anna's CZ waiting, I will be doing it all again!!!
Nice Bolt... Looks like a real silhouette style rifle....
Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:37 PM
Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:00 PM
He did get a good one. I have been working via internet connection with him on getting it all slicked up. This really promises to be a first class shooter.
My only concern is the weight issues. I am hoping it can clear the weight hurtle to make it into sporter class, but it is going to be really tight. It is
7.5 pounds as you see it. NO scope or rings yet. I just don't know what can be done to fix that.... I guess we will need to look at it closely....
Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:05 PM
On the brighter side i finished the lapping of the bolt and it is as slick as the floor at Churches chicken. Man it is nice. The barrel seems to come fairly clean with out much oil are coating i have heard so much about but it did have some. I am very excited to take it to the range on friday to see what the groups will be. Pictures will be posted as soon as i get back form the range.
Today i will just be taking the bolt out and giving it a very thorough cleaning and seeing about adjusting the accutrigger. The book that came with it says that the factory normally sets it to the lightest setting and it shows you how to adjust it form there. The trigger pull is pretty good i do not have anything to measure it with but i would say it was around the 2 pound are less range. It also seems there is almost no creep in it after you get passed the odd feeling of the little aluminum accutrigger part(i will have to get used to that). More pictures to come......
Edited by DupeDirty, 24 February 2010 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:22 PM
Ohhh hey i have a question for some of the USBR people out there. I have not gotten an accurate weight on this gun yet, but i think it will be close to 8.5 lbs if not a little more. Is there anything i can do to decrease the weight any and still be able to keep in sporter class??? any suggestions would be helpful because i really dont know exactly what all the guide lines are and i dont want to break any rules that there may be..
Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:45 PM
I guess my last hope is to send it back to the people that gave it to me this way and let them fix this issue. I have seen on other threads that the savage Mark2 is a great rifle and can keep up with most of the CZ's in accuracy. I believe in that because i already own a 93r17 that shoots awesome. So i will give them a chance to make it right for me. Then if that doesnt work out i guess i will have to take drastic measures and make it into a custom are unlimited shooter by taking it down to the machine shop and doin some after hours work on it and making sure that the barrel and action meet together with a press fit and then adding some set screws to make sure that nothing moves at all.
Anysuggestions are welcome i have been a savage fan for a while and this is really making me think hard about just moving on to the CZ line. I dont want to do that because i would never here the end of it from LP. He has been trying to talk me into a CZ from day one.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:13 PM
at day light in the morning, I am driving 3 hours with my fishing and hunting buddy to pick up his 1st CZ .... an American.
I say 1st, because I consider them a member of the Lays Potato Chip family. You cant have just one !!!!!
Edited by LongPlay, 15 March 2010 - 08:15 PM.
Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:56 PM
Edited by Mookie, 17 March 2010 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 17 March 2010 - 04:51 PM
let me answer for my nephew on this one...
We just used the cheap ammo to season up the barrel when it was new and fresh.
We ran SK std +, Wolf MT, Weight sorted Wolf MT, Aguila SuperExtra subsonics, CCI Std Vel. and Federal Pistol match through it.
All ran pretty bad to worse. I dont think this is an ammo problem.
We did get the rifle to finally react to something we did towards the end of our efforts, after we got it bedded, the rear action screw was not as tight as it could have been. We added a bit of torque to it, and it did improve from 1.5"-1.75" at 50yds to around 1.0" - 1.25" at 50 yds with Wolf MT weight sorted ....
The rifle is now in a box, overwrapped in bubble wrap, awaiting the priority mail people in the morning. Savage will look at it for a week or two and decide what they think.
I am betting it comes back with a different barrel in it. The cartridges will literally fall out of the chamber if you put one in, and turn the barrel to the up direction. I think the chamber was poorly cut, and it has so much slop in it, nothing is going to help it.
Savage sounded like they will make it right for him. I have heard good things about them, so i will not speak badly about Savage gear here. Anyone can make an error on one of these. It is how they handle things like this that take them from an OK manufacturer, to an excellent one. So far they have been responsive and prompt. I will see how it turns out...
Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:35 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:34 PM
My plans are to get a scope mounted on it and bring it to the range this weekend. When i return from that i will also post some targets from the ammo testing. More pictures to come.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:12 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:17 PM
Clean it up, and get the Wolf and SK out and see if it will shoot. From that test target, I think it will do pretty good.
We will soon see.....
Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:39 AM
Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:36 PM
I am looking forward to everyone's input.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:59 PM
Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:55 PM
I also went to a friend of my Uncle LP's house this afternoon after the match when there was hardly any wind. He has a brand new Cement bench he made so we all can have somewhere to practice. It is very nice. With a little less wind variable in the equation i think i could get into the 220 range. As of right now i have not practiced on my windage very much. I know now that will be something i really need to work on. Hopefully i will be able to get a little more practice in before we go to the Alabama match next week. I am really looking forward to getting out for this little trip we have. I am really excited about visiting the CMP and picking out a nice Kimber 82g. I will probably start a thread on that after we get it in because it will be a major adventure in the cleaning and testing with it.
I will try and get some more pictures posted this week sometime of my competition target from today. If there are any inquires on anything i have posted please feel free to ask them, as i have asked alot of questions myself and got some very nice and informative answers. I will try my best to help and give back in anyway i can.
Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:06 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:49 AM
Come here often, post often. Let us see pics.... we are all pic lovers....
Lets here what you shoot and where.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:58 PM
Federal bulk 36gr
Destroyer of all small critters. Went to the field this morning and decimated the squeeks. Had a good run of 8 or 8 going out to 125 yards. Missed one at 75 due to wind (still learning that part).
End result: Shoots just under an inch at 100 yards from a bipod and no rear bag.
I have my new favorite 22lr. Almost like it more than my other rifles. Almost.
Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:01 PM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:10 AM
You'll find(or at least I do) something new everytime you shoot. Just when you think you have a handle on it something else will show up. Keep it up-your scores are climbing. Barry
Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:07 PM
Using Federal Bulk, Bushnell Banner 4-12 scope, Harris bipod I borrowed off my Savage 10FP .308.
My main camera decided to take a powder, so I'll have to use the cell phone for pics next time I get to the range.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:39 PM
Happy Shooting!!! Chance...
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