Gun Report

Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter (Repeater) 204 Ruger

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Gun Tests Grade: D. Despite several custom features, stubborn magazine fit and a troublesome bolt made this rifle undesirable for our testers.

Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter (Repeater) 204 Ruger

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Our Model 12 was what we would refer to as a factory custom gun, beginning with scroll work on the bolt.
The oversize bolt matched the overbuilt action. But seating it didn’t always ready the trigger to fire. The only way to tell was to touch the trigger. This proved dangerous, leading to an accidental discharge (but the rifle was pointed in a safe direction, and the round impacted a downrange berm.)
Empty, the box magazine was easy to insert and remove. But once it was loaded, these chores became more difficult, our testers said.

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