View Full Version : First shots with my Savage Model 25, Plus 6.5-20x Leupold

06-22-2013, 12:46 PM
So, I only fired 9 shots. Not much to get a big story out of it, just wanted to fire a few shots and see what kind of results I'd get.
I was actually out shooting the 7615p primarily, and the barrel was pretty hot so I returned home and picked up the Savage(and some better ammo) to give a quick test to.
Anyways, I fired 3, 3shot groups @ 100yrds with Winchester 55gr Silvertip. Basically they were 1.6", 1.5", and 1.4"
I was sitting in the bed of the truck using the tailgate as a rest, and it was not very comfortable.

I know, I know, 'meh' and I agree. But I know it's me, and not the rifle, the 3rd shot was always a called flyer.
I'm really thinking with more practice, and a better shooting platform the groups would easily be under an inch, and that's something new to me.


06-22-2013, 03:00 PM
Good start. Your thoughts on a) the trigger; b) the Leupold?

06-22-2013, 04:12 PM
Scope is great, 20x and clear, but it's eye relief definitely has no give - you got it right or you don't.
The trigger seems great. Not much to say about it, gets the job done and I never had to think much of it.

Rory McCanuck
06-22-2013, 06:38 PM
It all looks pretty shiny, is the gun brand new?
If so, putting the first three shots, of factory ammo, into 1.6" is nothing to sneeze at.
Even a back-pack on the tailgate might provide a bit better rest.
It'll be interesting to see results when you get a chance to be comfortable while shooting it.
If nothing else, it sure looks nice ;D

06-22-2013, 06:52 PM
I bought it used, but it definitely wasn't shot much, if at all by the previous owner.

06-22-2013, 09:24 PM
Drop Winchester.
It's only good for plinking but for accuracy it stinks and I have yet to see any rifle I have shot like it. Try any other ammo like...
Superformance from Hornady ;)

06-23-2013, 06:58 AM
I like this silvertip stuff, buddy uses it exclusively for yotes as he doesn't reload.

Plan is to work up a 60gr vmax load whenever my reloading gear order comes in though.