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Who owns a Savage model 12 Varmint rifle or has shot one.

Old 02-06-2007, 07:17 PM
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Default Who owns a Savage model 12 Varmint rifle or has shot one.

I want to buy my first center fire rifle. I won’t get the chance to hunt as often as many of you so I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on it. I have decided on a synthetic stock with a free floating barrel. I’m leaning towards the Savage model 12 series in 243 caliber. Most of my hunting will be geared towards coyote’s so I believe the 243 should be a decent choice.

For those of you that own the model 12 varmint rifle or have shot one what do you think of them?. Am I on the right track or should I consider a different model.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:28 AM
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Default RE: Who owns a Savage model 12 Varmint rifle or has shot one.

i have a lefthanded mod 12 in 22-250. ive had it for 3 years now . mine came with the synthetic stock,it shot great but the forearm on the stock flimsy with the heavy barrel . i bought a richards microfit laminated stock for it . i'm shooting 50grn v-max bullets and getting grps at 1/2-3/4in.

are you going to deer hunt with it? if so why do you want a mod 12 with a heavy barrel. i'd go with the weather warrior savage or you may want to look at the tikka t3 ss lite . i just bought on in 270 win at 6 3/8 lbs its really nice.
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:42 AM
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here's my mod 12 22-250 with swift premier 8x32x50ao scope.
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:09 AM
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I own a Savage Model 12-FV chambered in 223. I love it. Mine is everything you could ask for cheap, accurate & free.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:27 AM
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Default RE: Who owns a Savage model 12 Varmint rifle or has shot one.

Have a savage 10 FP in 223 that will drive tacks and just got a model 12 in 22/250,haven't had it long enough to work out the right load but it shoots pretty good too.
The model 12 is a little heavy for a carry rifle so I got a rem sps in 22/250 for that and it shoots great also.
The 243 would be good for deer and varmits.

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Old 02-07-2007, 11:31 AM
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Excellent choices, both weapon and cartridge. the 243 is extremely versatile. Just remember to put a good scope, rings, and mounts on it. I see a lot of good weapons with cheap scopes and see through rings. You know why I see them? Because they won't shoot. Swap out the junk rings and mounts for some Leupold or burris and it fixes half of them. By something other than a Tasco or Simmons scope and the rifle suddenly shoots good. Go Figure! If you're on a budget I would suggest buying a Nikon ProStaff Scope. It is around $120 and you get a good quality scope for your money. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:46 AM
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Anybody need one of these. It is for a 12FVSS. RH action. LH Thumbhole. Richard's considers this there exhibition grade wood. I think is is short of exhibition, but it would sure be nice with an oil finish. The dark mark on thecheekpiece is where I raised the grain with adamp cloth. Tom.


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Old 02-08-2007, 06:27 PM
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I have a savage 12 FVSS in 223 thats a tack driver. Not really imprressed with the stock but it will serve the purpose for hunting very well... HEAD0001 if that were a right handed stock it would be sold, not a lefty.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:18 PM
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I have a Savage mod 12 BVSS in 223 which will give .625 " groups at 230 yds, but it weighs a little over 13 lbs with the Williams v24 scope and sling.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:34 PM
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Default RE: Who owns a Savage model 12 Varmint rifle or has shot one.

I use the model 12 in 308 for long range groundhog. Hopefully, for deer someday, too. It is a tackdriver with 168 gr. ballistic tip CT's. I would think you would be happy with one. Most would consider it for stationary hunting only, because of its weight.
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