|The old heavy gun|
I wanted an easily available commercial round from a factory production gun in a 22 center fire cartridge. It has to be 22 cal or I can’t use it during the big game season in
. I would have preferred a 6mm caliber but it
is not an option this time. The gun must
be Stainless Steel with a synthetic stock.
I am a velocity freak within my budget so the obvious choice is a 220
Swift. Well heck I can’t find a
Stainless 220 Swift, so I must go to the next obvious choice a 22-250. I have one 22-250 that shoots in the high 1’s
to low 2’s so I know this cartridge is accurate and fast. Washington
I call my local dealer and put together a “Group Buy” to get a discount. You should put together a group buy with your favorite gun shop and save a lot of cash. If your dealer won’t do a group buy I would find a new shop. I order up the brand with consistently the most accurate rifle not specifically factory sorted available. Yes, you got it right a SAVAGE in the 116 model. The 112 is the most accurate…but it is still a Savage. I am telling you if you want a stock rifle that shoots super accurately then buy a Savage. You can save some money by buying a Stevens…same rifle with the old trigger and stock system from Savage. I have one old style Savage trigger set at 18oz….and the safety works!! I don’t want to get in a debate because there are some great rifles out there. My most accurate big game rifle is a totally stock Browning, but no one builds accuracy into every rifle like Savage.
My rifle is in and I will pick it up next week. I will walk you through the entire process I use with every rifle I have. (I know it is only two, but I do this every time.) I will cover everything from barrel break in to lube choice. Just my opinions and experiences, and I hope I can help you save time and un-needed expenses. Stay Tuned