Bullet Preference for Savage 111

memtb

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Sadly, it’s not quite that easy, though with today’s factory ammo.....all would be probably be satisfactory from a pure accuracy standpoint.....unless you have very high expectations! Each firearm has it’s own personality......likes/dislikes. If the firearm is to be used for hunting, pick your top 2 or 3 preferred Bullets and see if the perform to your expectations! Conversely, if to be used for target/steel shooting, choose a few bullets better suited for that type of use! memtb
 

Winchester

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Yes sir, I understand that each firearm has it's own personality, but there are often similarities as well.
I'm just looking for a starting point before we go buy 1 box of every type ammo manufactured :-(
I'm just wondering if anyone with a Savage has a particular bullet that shoots well in their rifle?
 

JimP

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What cartridge? On a wild guess I'll say a 7mm0-08, am I close?

I would start with some Federal Fusions in 140 grains for that cartridge.
 

go_deep

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My son's is an older Savage that was handed down to him from a grandparent. It was made sometime in the 1980's, that's when they bought it new. Really nice wood stock, smooth bolt, just a well put together rifle. You know, back when quality was number one regardless of price.
 
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JimP

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Most new rifles are actually better shooters right out of the box than older ones were. You can thank modern machinery and fit for that.

My Weatherby Vanguard in 25-06 shot a sub moa group with its first 3 shots and factory Hornady ammo. Now with reloads it shoots even better.

It took quite a bit of experimenting back in the 70's when I bought my 7mm Rem mag before it got down to that sub moa grouping
 
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