Savage MKII FV & Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 BDC

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Pensfan, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Pensfan

    Pensfan New Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    A few weeks ago I picked up a Savage MKII FV just to "plink around with". This is the first rifle shooting I have done in over two decades so I am definitely starting from scratch when it comes to using a rifle and scope. Since then I have been bitten by the "how accurate can I make this thing" bug and am really enjoying the results with a stock rifle so far. While I have some plans to upgrade it right around the corner, it is shooting great so far out of the box. Next week I should have my Tac-Driver stock from and DIP lower metal to add to the MKII and see how that improves things.

    As of yesterday I have run around 500rds through the MKII and it is performing perfectly. The action is starting to smooth out and the groups are settling in nicely. overall the rifle is definitely more accurate than I am at this point though my groups are getting better the more I read on techniques and practice them at the range. I am usually shooting two sessions a week at two hours each so the practice is helping tremendously.

    Rifle: Savage MK II FV
    Scope: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 BDC Reticle
    Rings: Vortex 30mm Riflescope MED Rings
    Mount: DIP Savage Rimfire Scope Mount (0 MOA)
    Rest: Cabela's Front/Rear sand bags
    Ammo: CCI Standard Velocity, Lead Nose

    I have only shot the Federal Champion bulk (approx 300rds) and the CCISV (200rds) ammo and so far the CCISV is the more consistent of the two. Once I get the scope pinpointed, I will try out different ammo to see which is more consistent and tighter.

    Yesterday's shooting session yielded the following groups and targets though. I have to say I am very pleased so far. :)

    25yds, 9x Scope, 5 Shots - 1
    25yds, 9x Scope, 5 Shots - 2
    25yds, 9x Scope, 5 Shots - 3

    50yds, 16x Scope, 5 Shots

    50yds, 16x Scope, 10 Shots
  2. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Those are some good looking groups

    Try some Federal Automatch or Winchester Sub sonic hollow points for cheaper ammo, and Wolf Match Target or SK Standard +for more expensive. Subsonic ammo is generally more accurate than the faster stuff.

    The main thing is to have fun.:thumbsup::D

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    nc mountains
    Amassing how good the savages can shoot ain't it.
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    My son has the same rifle. He can get groups like that with the bulk federal ammo. The gun is a real tack driver.
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