Gun Report

Savage 16FSS .223 Rem.

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There were no problems with the Savage, except to get ourselves to stop shooting it. We liked it and its excellent accuracy a whole lot, and that’s ultimately what it’s all about.

Savage 16FSS .223 Rem.

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We’ve come to like the lines of the Savages, because they give outstanding performance for the cost. Beauty is as beauty does. The clean lines of the Savage are due in part to the blind box magazine, with no floorplate.
The arrows point to the Weaver bases mounted with Allen screws by Savage. The scope was easy to mount, because the bases were already mounted by Savage. Note the excellent, clean-cut machining on and around the ejection port and action rail. The bolt was slick in operation.
This is the AccuTrigger, which is not only the best trigger we’ve experienced, but on some Savages can be adjusted by the shooter if he’s unhappy with it. We’ve never even considered changing one. This rifle showed the best accuracy of the trio with one brand of ammunition. Reason: The AccuTrigger was once again a joy, giving a clean and safe break at 2.5 pounds.
The tang safety moves silently to three positions. Back is safe, and midway permits unloading the magazine by cycling the bolt.

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