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Old 11-10-2008, 11:25 AM
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Is there anything I can do to my rifle to keep it from shooting high as the barrel heats up? The third shot at 100 yds is consistently 2plus inches high. Tried 5 different factory loads with same results. Federal 110gr nosler accubonds have been most consistent but still move up the target as barrel heats up.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:54 PM
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If you are getting vertical stringing, you should check to see if the barrel is free floated. If it isn't, sanding out the barrel channel to eliminate any contact between the barrel and barrel channel may help some. Another thing is to make sure you are shooting the rifle in the same position with every shot, i.e. having the fore-end resting in the same place in your front rest, or however you are shooting. Another consideration is the actual bedding itself. If the bedding isn't very tight or inconsistent, you may want to consider glassbedding the action (for a number of reasons) but in this case it would keep the reciever consistently mated to the stock between shots.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:38 AM
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I have been looking at a Savage 110FP in 25-06. That's Fiberglas Police with the heavy varmint barrel. Anybody have one?
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:02 AM
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I have been looking at a Savage 110FP in 25-06. That's Fiberglas Police with the heavy varmint barrel. Anybody have one?
That would be one SWEEEET gun
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:03 AM
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back to the question i would glass bed it and free float the barrel as mentioned above, work with different loads also
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:49 PM
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Thanks alot. I will look into glass bedding after deer season, the barrel is already free floated.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:47 PM
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If you hunt a bit you can get a syn stock fairly cheap. Unless you are a lefty like me then you are short on luck. The syn stock wont move on you like a wood stock. My Savage 110 30-06 will go from free floating to tight against the barrel just by going from the dry inside my home to the humidity outside.Otherwise freefloat and pillar bed,glass bed will work
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I just bought a Savage 110 in 25-06 with the heavy barrel and syn stock. I have not had much chance to shoot it. Only 8 rounds before I had to head back to work. Mine has the double sling stud on the forearm. I picked up a cheap rock mount bipod at wal mart for it. My yard only allows a 50 yd shot for me. Laying in the prone and using the bipod. I was able to do 3 shot groups and cover with a nickle. I was not holding rock steady at all and I know that gun can do much better than that with a solid rest. I did not have a butt rest, only my arm. So far I am well pleased with the gun.

I shot 3 - Fed 120 grn prem and 3 - Hornady 117 grn SST. Both shot good.

Now I just have to find a good reload for it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:31 AM
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Let the barrel cool between shots. Surprising how much difference it can make if the barrel is allowed to cool. Besides free floating and bedding, check your rings etc. for tightness. I had a scope go bad on a pretty hard kicker that was vertical stringing the groups. I replaced the scope with another that I had on hand and the problem went away. Probably one of the 3 possibilities: hot barrel, inconsistent pressure point, bad or loose scope.
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I have a rifle that strings vertically as it heats up after about the 3rd shot, but it shoots groups right on 1" with the first shot from a fouled, cool barrel with several loads. That works for any hunting situation except long strings at gophers, or target shooting. I never use it for either, but I hunt with it all the time and with complete confidence.

Hunting for me means one, or two at the most, from a cold, fouled barrel. The vertical stringing as it heats is irrelevant.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:22 PM
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Hunting for me means one, or two at the most, from a cold, fouled barrel. The vertical stringing as it heats is irrelevant.
I agree the only shot that really counts is the cold bore shot. If you put it in the right spot you don't have to worry about the second or third.
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