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Old 09-12-2005, 09:05 PM
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I came into a Savage 99 in 308 Win. The bore is good and I know the scope is good, but the thing is shooting all over the place. First I thought it was me so I had someone else shoot it with the same result. I have tried several factory loads as well as handloads with the same result. Anyone know of any tricks to tweak a 99? I was thinking about bedding the forearm, or perhaps adding a pressure point at the tip.
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:44 PM
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My theory:

there's pressure on the barrel caused by warpage from the wood in the foreend. Remove the wood and see by hand how tight it is on the gun. If it's tight relieve the place it's binding.

These rifles are normally extremely accurate....
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:11 PM
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These rifles are normally extremely accurate....
My neighbor has one that prints very good groups. I am sure this one will too with a little more work.
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:22 AM
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Default RE: Savage 99 accuracy problems

ORIGINAL: Vapodog

My theory:

there's pressure on the barrel caused by warpage from the wood in the foreend. Remove the wood and see by hand how tight it is on the gun. If it's tight relieve the place it's binding.

These rifles are normally extremely accurate....
There's a good article in the sept. "RIFLE" magazine #221
that deals withaccuracy issues in'99's.

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Old 09-22-2005, 07:23 PM
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The september issue of Rifle, sporting firearms journal has an article that will he3lp you. Published by wolf publishin co
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:09 PM
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Took some wood out of the forend and went to the range. My accuracy problem is now fixed.
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