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Savage 12 LRP 223 review in Field & Stream


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#1 Stiff Neck

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:01 PM

Did anybody see the review in F&S of the new Savage 12 LRP 223? It got high marks in the accuracy department, most 5-shot groups under 1/2" and some much better. Looks like it can shoot right out of the box, now if they'd only drop the price a little from $900 MSRP. :lol:

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:05 PM

I've already shot one and it's an awesome gun. I'd almost consider buying one except I have too many new guns now. We put my Nightforce 8-32x56 NXS scope on it and it was a hoot to shoot. Those guns are like laser sticks, point and shoot. :lol:Posted Image

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:55 PM

Too many new guns? :lol: Well send them my way. :o I need more new guns. :o I do not have enough old guns :lol:
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 06:59 AM

I actually considered getting the rifle, until I saw the price tag! Yikes!Nice rifle though....

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:14 AM

Joel it is a GREAT rifle even at that price. I can swear to the fact that after as few as 15 shots it spit out one hole groups with several different loads I have for different guns in the same caliber. It is a bit heavy at 12 pounds without and over 14 pounds with the scope we mounted on it. It has a very large one inch at the muzzle barrel. The three mounting screws that lock the action to the H-S Precision Varmint Stock with a molded in alloy bedding system is amazing to say the least. It is a single shot but it is right hand bolt with left port for easy loading. Oh and it comes with the Accutrigger as all Savage guns do now of course. You would pay much more to get a gun built to this standard and with it's ability to shoot. Believe me I'm finding out how much custom built guns are costing today with inflation where it is. :lol: And yes Steve those are the guns I have too many of at least at the moment. :o

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:57 AM

$900 is a great deal for what your getting. Just my wallet can't take the hit right now :lol: My priority is for a walking rifle, VQ 17HMR, 20g shotgun first :o

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:00 AM

Joel,, have you looked at the Predator Masters classified section lately?

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:43 AM

Heath,Haven't really looked in the classifieds. I have ideas of what I want and buying new only cost a few bucks more it seems... But I'm open to any deals if I see them :lol:- Ruger KM77CRBBZ Stainless Steel Compact Rifle -22316 1/2" barrel - under 6 pounds (no scope)- VQ 17HMR with Snake Barrel- Semi / Pump 20 gauge Shotgun (under $350)They seem to be tough to find in classifieds.... Not much of a Ruger following, no one wants to get rid of their VQ's and not many shooters having/selling 20 gauge shotguns.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:48 AM

There was an aluminum frame VQ on PM for about 700 bucks.




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