Savage 212 bolt action accuracy.

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Savage 212 bolt action accuracy.

Post by g.willikers » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:17 am

In the Sept issue of the American Hunter, there's a two page road test of the Savage bolt action, 12 gauge, rifled barrel shotgun.
The claims for the accuracy are amazing.
The author of the article claims to be hitting a 12 inch gong at 243 yds, consistently.
He also says that he has hit a 9 inch gong at 250 yds, with the 20 gauge version, with every try.
It's not a cheap gun, with a retail price of over $600, but with that kind of accuracy, it might be justified.
Anyone here have experience with one of these?

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Re: Savage 212 bolt action accuracy.

Post by rug357 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 am

I got to play with two in 12G about 3 years ago.
Both were "worked over" by a gunsmith and they were very accurate.
One had the standard 22" barrel and the second one had a shorter 20" barrel and they both had a 4-12X scope.
Both shotguns were very accurate with the ammo it liked but they had very different likes and dislikes.
Best accuracy for both shotguns were about 1 1/4" at 100 yards for 3 shots but most loads were around 2 1/2" group.
Both would shoot 6"+ with loads it didn't like.

They have rifle like accuracy with ammo it liked but the negative side was the recoil... they were very heavy recoiling and it was not fun gun to shoot.
I shot about 30 rounds in one day and came home in pain.
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Re: Savage 212 bolt action accuracy.

Post by JoeCWales » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:05 pm

Now that's the way to answer a question.

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