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#2943672 - 09/14/12 05:45 PM another savage smokeless post
Rockhound
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So im fixing to bite the bullet on one. Let me hear the ins and outs, dos and donts. A good starter hunting load. I don't plan on any long range until i get it all worked out. I reload and weighing charges is not a problem. From what ive been reading the AA powder and 300 gr. Bullets are about norm. Im tired of the nastiness of blackpowder
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#2943708 - 09/14/12 06:20 PM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: Rockhound]
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44.0 gr aa5744 under a mmp sabot/ 240 xtp combo
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#2943755 - 09/14/12 07:24 PM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: redblood]
cecil30-30
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Good luck with yours.. I bought one and am having a time getting it to shoot.I've shot it over 70 times,have tried 5 different sabots,6 different bullets,and 4 different powders and have only found 1 load to shoot under 1.5inchs at 100 yds..Everything else has shot around 3 or 4 inches..Im to the point to where Im thinking of selling it and buying a TC muzzleloader.If your close I have some accurate Arms 5744 that your more than welcome to try. If I don't get rid of mine,im seriously thinking of sending it back to Savage,im fed up with it.May just get a Pac Nor replacement barrel..
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#2943759 - 09/14/12 07:28 PM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: redblood]
East TN Hunter
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44 gr aa5744 under a Harvestor Black Crush Rib Sabot/ 0.458 Diameter Hornady 300 gr bullet (#4500).

Allow the gun to cool COMPLETELY between shots.

They are legitimate 200 yard plus whitetail guns.

Go here:
http://dougsmessageboards.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=smokeless

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#2943809 - 09/14/12 08:07 PM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: East TN Hunter]
Rockhound
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You guys care to post some links to the sabots yall are buying
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#2943938 - 09/14/12 10:07 PM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Good luck with yours.. I bought one and am having a time getting it to shoot.I've shot it over 70 times,have tried 5 different sabots,6 different bullets,and 4 different powders and have only found 1 load to shoot under 1.5inchs at 100 yds..Everything else has shot around 3 or 4 inches..Im to the point to where Im thinking of selling it and buying a TC muzzleloader.If your close I have some accurate Arms 5744 that your more than welcome to try. If I don't get rid of mine,im seriously thinking of sending it back to Savage,im fed up with it.May just get a Pac Nor replacement barrel..



you may want to have a gunsmith look at your crown
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#2943940 - 09/14/12 10:08 PM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: Deer Assassin]
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h4198 250 gn sst


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#2943971 - 09/15/12 12:54 AM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: East TN Hunter]
quigleysharps4570
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 Originally Posted By: East TN Hunter
Allow the gun to cool COMPLETELY between shots.


Just curious as to why on God's green earth anyone would want a rifle that they had to let cool completely between shots to get it to shoot?

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#2943973 - 09/15/12 01:20 AM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: quigleysharps4570]
pressfit
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 Originally Posted By: quigleysharps4570
 Originally Posted By: East TN Hunter
Allow the gun to cool COMPLETELY between shots.


Just curious as to why on God's green earth anyone would want a rifle that they had to let cool completely between shots to get it to shoot?

I dont let mine cool down.. I load,shoot,load,shoot,load,shoot.. no issues with a hot barrel here..
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#2943982 - 09/15/12 04:11 AM Re: another savage smokeless post [Re: quigleysharps4570]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: quigleysharps4570
 Originally Posted By: East TN Hunter
Allow the gun to cool COMPLETELY between shots.


Just curious as to why on God's green earth anyone would want a rifle that they had to let cool completely between shots to get it to shoot?


Are you kidding? Doesnt sound like you have invested much time with any.weapon. when a barrel gets hot on any weapon, it doesnt matter if its smokeless, blackpowder, or centerfire. Accuracy is going to degrade.
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