Savage Mark II Ammo Preference

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  1. JaoeyP

    JaoeyP Silver $$ Contributor

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    What ammo are you guys getting the best groups from your Savage Mark II? IvI' tried a few so far, nothing with stellar results.
     
  2. watercam

    watercam Gold $$ Contributor

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    SK Rifle Match and Winchester Super-X 40 gr. HPs gave me .5" 50 yd. groups with mine. CCI SV was OK, not spectacular. I added a rear action screw by drilling and tapping the rear pillar and I did glass bed the action/pillars into the laminate stock.
    It is a pretty great rifle for the money.
     
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  3. Peebles24

    Peebles24 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Im shooting about 1 moa at 50 and over 1 moa probably closer to 2 at 100 with cci standard velocity. This is outdoor though. I need to retry my ammo testing.
     
  4. linekin

    linekin Silver $$ Contributor

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    I shoot SK Match in mine. Use to shoot Wolf well too. A friends wouldn't shoot std velocity ammo well & grouped best with CCI Mini Mags. You'll just have to see what yours likes.

    Keith
     
  5. kzin

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    tenex > center-x > wolf match extra > cci sv > wolf match > junk

    Same pattern with all 5 of my 22 rifles(1 savage mk2)

    Based on my experience and the fact that the best ammo is statistically proven to be more consistent by the maker I have a lot of trouble with the whole 'my rifle likes best' thing.
     
  6. daleboy

    daleboy Silver $$ Contributor

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    ^ Huh ?
     
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  7. 1885Winman4590

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    Hey bud, mine likes center X and eley target the best. SK is a close 3rd. It only seems to like standard velocity.
    Results are +/- 1/4" @ 50, +/-1" @ 100.
    Hope this helps, gotta try em all though. Good shootin
     
  8. Rsadams

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    There's really no way to answer your question , only to give suggestions.... You could buy two rifles exactly the same and one may like one brand of ammo and one another... .22lr is a finicky mistress , the only way to really find out is to test , clean and test till you find it... Almost every rifle will shoot CCI standered velocity fairly well , like I said almost , not all... Your probably going to find standered velocity ammo to be what you're looking for...

    After a good cleaning be sure and shoot say ten rounds of whatever ammo you're testing before shooting for a group... Be sure your rifle is torqued up , scope and rings etc and ready for a day out... Some rifles when new take a bunch of ammo down them before they really dial in and start shooting... It meens your out shooting when testing , so there's worse things...
     
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  9. FJIM

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    I must be lucky but I have bought several different lots of SK standard + ammo and every rifle I have shoots it very well maybe not the best but good. I even gave a few boxes to a buddy and two rifles he has shoots it well also.
    Seems to be a nice inexpensive all around good shooting ammo along with the CCI Mini Mag's. But yes a lot of high end match ammo will not shoot well if you do not have a chamber that likes it. Some of it is really designed for a certain chamber and a loose factory chamber most likely wont shoot it well.
     

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