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Thread: Model 12FCV 22-250

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    Model 12FCV 22-250

    What kind of accuracy can I expect with the 12 FCV in the 22-250 with the factory heavy barrel?
    I do not want to rebarrel another rifle.
    I do handload for this caliber already. I presently own a Ruger that I am not happy with!
    This would be primarily a target rifle.
    Are Savages rifles really accurate out of the box? I guess what I am looking for is to cover 5 shots with a dime at 100 yds.
    Any input would be appreciated. Thank you

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    well its all up to luck but yes the gun sould shoot well.
    rule #2 always double tap

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    I have three Savages, one purchased two years ago; the other two are new (last three months). The first one is a Model 11 in .243. If I feed it a load it likes and I do my part on the bench; it'll shoot 3/8" groups and its a sporter. My newest (a week old) is another Model 11 sporter in 7mm-08. I only have 35 rounds through it, but, I shot a .45 in group, yesterday, with the Speer 130 BTSP and Varget. My third is a Model 16 Varmint Stainless Fluted, in .223. It also routinely shoots 3/8" groups with good loads. All three of these have the AccuStock.
    If you haven't yet purchased your 12 FCV and there's a Cabelas nearby; stumble in and have a look at the Model 16 Varmint Stainless Fluted. Its made exclusively, by Savage, for Cabelas and is available in .223, 22-250, and .308. I went in there, looking for a 12 FCV, like you, and saw these; did a bit of research, and I couldn't pass it up. Very similar to the 12FCV but, stainless and fluted.
    My Model 14 Classic, recently sold, didn't shoot so well, but, it was one of the 7mm-08's with the slow 11:5 twist. I didn't know until just before I sold it. I'd be willing to bet it would've shot with the lighter 7mm bullets, though.
    These Savages shoot good, that's why I have three!
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    My 12FV in 22-250 regularly does under .500" and most times will do .250" with a 55gr. V-Max and Varget. I think the rifle would always do .250", its just the nut pulling the trigger that opens it up to .500". The 12FV or FCV is a great value for the money and all 4 of the 12FVs I have had all did under .500".
    22K-H, 22-250, 6BR, 243AI, 6-06, 6WSM, 250AI, 270, 7RM, 308, 30-06, 444 Marlin Striker, 450BM
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    Okay...so I decided on the Savage 12 FCV. Now all I have to do is find a dealer that has one.
    Live in southern Wi and several large sporting goods dealers don't have them and neither does Cabelas in Richfield. The sporting goods stores that I went to said their distributors don't even have them and would have to wait for them to be manufactured. ????
    Who from the Wi area can give a little guidance?

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    Buds Gunshop has them and offers free shipping.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/a...=18904&x=0&y=0

    Davidson's Gallery of Guns also offers them. Just input your ZIP code and 18904 in the search bar on this page, click instant quote and dealers in your area which sell these will provide a quote for you.

    http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx

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    Yes, Buds Gun Shop does have the FCV Savage, but not with the Accustock.
    Since this will primarily be a bench gun, I would like to know if the barrel dia. is the same on the FV FCV and the FVSS?
    I would like to have something that does not heat up real fast.

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    Barrels should be the same diameter. I wouldn't be quick to "require" the accu-stock. All 4 of mine that I have had were not equipped with the accu-stock and all of them were shooters. I would get one with the side bolt release so it will give you better options for stocks, but thats my thoughts.
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    +1 on the side bolt release. much more stock options on the older style and the aftermarket triggers interface alot better too. the trigger guard bolt release is a step backward in my opinion.

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    Does the Fcv have a plastic or metal magazine? Thanks.

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    The only Savages that I am aware of that use a plasic magazine are the Axis rifles and the model 25's.

    All rifles of the 10/110 blood lines (including the 12's) have all had metal mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsmcguire View Post
    The only Savages that I am aware of that use a plasic magazine are the Axis rifles and the model 25's.

    All rifles of the 10/110 blood lines (including the 12's) have all had metal mags.
    This is not accurate. All of the new new Hunter XP & Trophy Hunter XP have plastic magazines too.

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    Have not seen a new Hunter XP or Trophy Hunter XP around here yet, thanks for the correction. Sorry to hear they went to plastic.

    Are they interchangaeable with the standard metal mags or are they a new style of system all together?
    Last edited by bootsmcguire; 09-02-2012 at 04:53 PM.
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    204, 222, 223, 223WSSM, 22-250AI, 243, 30BR,458WM

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    My guess is they are not interchangeable with the metal mags, they are the same as the ones in the axis. I would get a FCV if I knew it had the metal. I definitely am not a fan of the plastic.

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    Only difference in the two types of centerfeed detachable mags (for a given caliber) is the bottom metal/plastic. The CF mag bodies and followers are the same.
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