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You all have all ready seen some of the groups with my Savage 116 FHSS 300Win Mag. Here are the four groups I shot today which illustrates the consistency of this rifle.




165gr HPBT - H1000 3114fps - 5 shot group Win brass 9 1/2M primer


165gr HPBT - (1/10gr more) H1000 3119fps - 5 shot group Win brass 9 1/2M primer


165gr HPBT - IMR4350 3218fps - 5 shot group Win brass CCI250 primer


180gr Ballistic Tip - IMR4350 3091fps - 5 shot group Win brass CCI250 primers
 

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Xd357 said:
Some nice groups Mr. Bullet. Seems like all .30 cals like a 165/168 grain bullets.
Thanks!! You know Xd357, I was sure hoping so, because I really do like the 300Win Mag and I did not want to have to do any work to the rifle to get it to shoot. I am so happy that it is preforming so well and in a few hundred more rounds it should even do better especially with the heavier bullets. Yep, I am feeling good about this one.
 

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Try some 210Gr Bergers or JLKs, they are awesome.
My factory savage barrel will do a 1 5/8" group at 300 with 2 or 3 different powder charges.

mainly its 70.5grs H4831, mixed headstamp cases, Winchester LR Primers, 210Gr Bergers.
 

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Just to keep things in perspective here are 9 groups in unbroken succession of different bullets, powders and primers after the break-in. This shows the consistency of this Savage 116 FHSS 300Win Mag.

Here is the break-in target with the group in the middle being the last five rounds fired in the break-in process



210gr Berger four shot group


180gr Ballistic Tip


165gr Sierra HPBT three shot group with H4350 at 3057fps



165gr Sierra HPBT using H1000 at 3118fps five shot group I pulled the 2nd and 3rd rounds and called them when I did trying to get use to the Accutrigger.


165gr Sierra HPBT using H1000 at 3123fps five shot group and I pulled the 1st round and called it, still the trigger but I am getting better with it.



165gr HPBT - H1000 3114fps - 5 shot group Win brass 9 1/2M primer


165gr HPBT - (1/10gr more) H1000 3119fps - 5 shot group Win brass 9 1/2M primer


165gr HPBT - IMR4350 3218fps - 5 shot group Win brass CCI250 primer


180gr Ballistic Tip - IMR4350 3091fps - 5 shot group Win brass CCI250 primers
 

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Well, it was bugging me about the group using the 165gr HPBT in front of IMR4350 using CCI250 primers. I wanted to see if it was a consistent load and also checking the consistency of my barrel. I cleaned my barrel before I went to shoot this group because it had fired 45 rounds since my last cleaning. I wanted to see if it would shoot with a clean barrel as well as it shot with a fouled barrel. So this morning early before I had to go to work I stopped buy the range and shot this group.

Well my barrel is truly a shooter and my load is good and consistent. Here is a six shot group out of a clean barrel. The flyer is the first shot out of the totally cleaned barrel. I am pleased to say the least. It should even tighten up a little more after firing these six rounds.

165gr Sierra HPBT, IMR4350, Win Brass, CCI primers. With flyer the group is 1.276" and without the flyer the next five measure .662 and the average velocity over the six rounds was 3228fps.
 

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I have settled on a load after much testing now. I tried this load with different primers to make sure. 165gr Sierra HPBT, 74grs IMR4350, Win Brass, CCI250 primers, COAL, 3.340" moving 3218fps (average over five 5 shot groups), Extreme Spread 22 and Deviaton of 9.47. Average group size of five 5 shot groups including flyers is 1/2" without flyers 1/4".
 

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Xd357 said:
I'm going to pass out!!! The man says flyers and still shoots a 1/2" group. :whaaa:
The reason I commented on the fliers, is because I have not shot my best yet with this rifle. I am still getting use to it plus I know that my last three times to the range were not my best. When I settle back down with my shooting and finally know this rifle and what to expect I will begin to not have these periodic fliers. Hopefully I will be going to South Louisiana this Friday and shoot at a range where I can shoot 300, 400, 500 and 600 yards. That should tell me if I have a good load.
 
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