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#5559825 - 01/23/15 08:19 AM Savage .308 knowledge
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 194
Loc: Lubbock, TX
A goal for the new year is to either buy or put together a .308 to start learning how to shoot out to 600-800 yards. I have had a savage before and really liked it but was considering other brands this time around. I came across the below at Cabelas. I can't find much on Google in regards to that rifle or model. Anyone have any information about it? Are there aftermarket stocks made for another model that would fit this one with the DBM?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/SAVAGE-FCP-SR-RIFLE/1954769.uts

Any help would be much appreciated.

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#5559862 - 01/23/15 08:36 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2336
Loc: Hurst
I have never handled this model personally but I can tell you there are after market stocks and custom magazines you can buy.

If price is not an issue, Manners will inlet the stock for you so the stock will fit the action perfectly. Other than mannaers, Stockade specializes in savage stocks, give them a call and they can help you. Plus their money saver stocks can be had for under 300, pretty good deal.

I say just buy it and start working on it, ordering the stock will take time and you can practice shooting with it while you wait. Best part is when/if you burn the barrel out it takes all of 5 minutes to put on a new custom barrel.
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#5559887 - 01/23/15 08:49 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 194
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Stick with Savage or try Remington's? Does it really matter either way?

My goal is put together something that I can take to a class (FiremanJG maybe) and learn to use the scope to make adjustments and make long shots. I hunt, but very little. This isn't about hunting near as much as it is the challenge of hitting a target way over there.

I really like the look of the Remington long range in the B&C m40 stock but they don't have it in a .308. On my other Savage I loved everything about it except for the stock. Is there a factory rifle, that comes with a good stock? Or will anything have to be replaced?

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#5559897 - 01/23/15 08:53 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
You won't be disappointed in the rifle. I have almost the same rifle, except I have the non threaded 24 inch barrel. I put a Vortex Viper PST on top and shot this at 300 yds


I didn't like the feel of the factory stock so I switched it for the HS-Precision


If you've shot the accutrigger in the past, then you know what a joy it is. Good luck with your purchase
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#5559906 - 01/23/15 08:55 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Tikka!
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#5559907 - 01/23/15 08:55 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: RCINTX
Stick with Savage or try Remington's? Does it really matter either way?

My goal is put together something that I can take to a class (FiremanJG maybe) and learn to use the scope to make adjustments and make long shots. I hunt, but very little. This isn't about hunting near as much as it is the challenge of hitting a target way over there.

I really like the look of the Remington long range in the B&C m40 stock but they don't have it in a .308. On my other Savage I loved everything about it except for the stock. Is there a factory rifle, that comes with a good stock? Or will anything have to be replaced?


Savage does make a Model 10 that has a HS-Precision stock and one with a McMillan stock. Both are $1200-1500 respectively. But neither can be had with the 10 round mag and threaded barrel from the factory.
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5559911 - 01/23/15 08:56 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: SR025]
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: SR025
Tikka!


barf
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5559963 - 01/23/15 09:21 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: SR025
Tikka!


barf


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#5560084 - 01/23/15 10:28 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 814
Loc: Crossroads, TX
Looks like a distributor special model. I have a distributor special model 10P-SR. Mine has 18" heavy barrel with 5r rifling and threaded muzzle. It has the same stock as the model you are looking at, and while it's not great, it shoots well enough for now that I'm using it in the Hunter rifle challenge tomorrow.

That rifle looks like a great deal for the price. I'm tempted to pick one up myself...
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#5560086 - 01/23/15 10:28 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: SR025]
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Originally Posted By: SR025
Tikka!


You know my vote. grin

That's a pretty good price on the Savage for what you get, though.
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#5560099 - 01/23/15 10:33 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 314
Loc: DFW
You know, the FN SPR A1 will run ~$1500

With that, you get the only match grade chrome lined barrel available anywhere, a McMillan stock, and a detachable magazine (10 rounders will run about $50) in a pre 64 win70 action.

I don't think you'll find a better value for a factory built rifle if that's in your price range

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#5560157 - 01/23/15 10:54 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 514
Loc: Grapevine
RCINTX, I am fairly new to this but have spent a great deal of time researching, reading, and talking to a lot of people. Most any factory Savage, Remington or Tikka will shoot "way over there" out of the box and a little gunsmithing,(bedding, lapping, floating the bbl, etc.), will make them even better (my factory Rem. can do 3/8" if I do my part)....it just depends on how much you want to invest in both time and money. Whatever you decide, I highly recommend getting with FiremanJG for a great lesson and Chad for custom loads if you're not planning on doing your own. There is a great deal to learn about this kind of shooting....and it's damned fun doing it!

P_102
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#5560263 - 01/23/15 11:47 AM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: SR025]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: SR025
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: SR025
Tikka!


barf




We will see tomorrow rifle
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5560388 - 01/23/15 01:06 PM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: BigPig]
SR025 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 5320
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: SR025
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: SR025
Tikka!


barf




We will see tomorrow rifle


Oh it'll be my fault I lose not the rifles
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#5560479 - 01/23/15 01:55 PM Re: Savage .308 knowledge [Re: RCINTX]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
I'm interested to shoot it
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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