Turns out SOCOM made the right call. The 12 Long Range Precision features user-adjustable Target AccuTrigger™ technology for fine-tuning trigger pull from 6 ounces to 2.5 pounds. When the bolt is slowly cycled, the problems disappears. I have been extremely dissapointed with the performance. As tested, this gun tops the scales at about 14 pounds. That said, I fully realize very few target-focused rifles share this feature. From prairie dogs to predators, there’s no escape. Problem solved. The Model 12 Long Range Precision rifle features a heavy 26″ barrel. He bought the gun last year for long range target shooting with some varmint hunting mixed in for good measure. I use the average group radius method for measuring consistency with all my tests. ), but it had somewhere between a couple hundred and less than a thousand rounds through it. Rested on, well, anything, this gun is an easy, rewarding shooter. Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision rifle (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). The HS Precision stock she wears is mega comfortable. So I tried another and yet still marring the bullet. $1,176.82. More on that “when” thing later, though. I have had good experience with the factory Savage model 12 I have in .223 for short range (1-200 yards, range limitations) regularly putting up respectable sub .5MOA groups. ), but it had somewhere between a couple hundred and less than a thousand rounds through it. Go look at the Anschuetz 5018 trigger group, or a Jewell, etc. and a pair of UTG bipod legs which attach to the M-Lok on the chassis. Savage Arms 12 LRP Rifle 243 Winchester 26"Stainless Steel Fluted Barrel 4 Round Bolt Action Rifle19136 . And I wasn’t exactly taking all afternoon to pull the trigger for perfect shots, although I was trying to be accurate within reason. Time for the bad news folks – this particular AccuTrigger was a dud. I’ll bet that inexpensive rifle is easily capable of 3/4 inch groups at 100 yards. I’ve got at least 2 M70 FWTs (.243 and ’06) that will shoot under an inch at 100 yards. Take a look at the targets to see why. It is offered in 243, 6.5 Creedmor, and 260Rem. But yeah for my tactical/hunting style guns I like my triggers right around 2.0-2.5lbs, any less I don’t feel comfortable with. Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision rifle with aftermarket Bradley cheek rest (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Pretty sure that shotgun is made by Remington.. ‘I’m a big fan of the 6.5CM.’ – Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know they’re the exact same cartridge but I’ve got a .260 and sometimes you just have to take a stand, even if it is kind of pointless. Yeesh.’ – Probably because they named it after a mental hospital in NYC. Length of Pull (in): 13.75 For a company that prides itself on accuracy, you’d think gunmakers would pay attention to proper cheek weld. 4 years ago. I take this extra safety step since I myself have modified the gun with a match trigger and it’s very light compared to stock. I own this very rifle in .243, I found this to happen at first use, I pondered the situation and figured it out for myself. The Savage Arms Model 12 Long Range Precision will allow you to shrink your groups while expanding your reach. Three have the Sharpshooter Supply (SSS) Competition trigger, which you can get from Brownells and goes down to 8oz, and one has the Evolution trigger, which requires a trip back to SSS but goes down reliably to 2oz like a Jewell benchrest trigger. Pony up for a trigger designed to do this, not a single stage trigger that has been adjusted and hacked into doing it. Following Accuracy data should be the Price. With the length and profile of the heavy barrel, the balance of the rifle is a few inches in front of the receiver, even with the heavy stock and a heavy scope mounted. MSRP: $1,310 (about $1,150 retail). If you really want a “target trigger” down in the single-digit ounces of pull (and most shooters have NO idea how light this is, nor how to manage their trigger finger to not jump the shot), quit trying to accomplish this on the cheap. It’s a traditional Savage bolt action rifle action. The 12 FV comes with a synthetic stock, featuring dual pillars for a solid bedding platform. Remember, the Target Trigger by Savage is primarily designed for bench use and can be used for hunting of course. It’s really that easy a gun to shoot. “Can’t wait to see what it’ll do.” From the worst shooting round to the best, any of those factory rounds performs well enough to be competitive in almost any of the shooting sports, save F Class. A second round of shooting two new boxes at 100 yards indoors confirmed the initial shooting results. Features include user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ technology, an oversized bolt handle, a detachable box magazine and a striking wood laminate stock with satin finish. At 6 oz, triggers go off when you carefully touch them. Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision (LRP) X-Caliber 243 Win barrel 5R rifling 7 twist 26 inches threaded 5/8x24 medium palma contour Less than 100 rounds through it CDI Bottom metal that takes AICS mags. When it comes to stock actions, I find them fundamentally better than the ubiquitous Remington. Its not that price can be a show stopper, it sets a bar under which all the pros/cons can be considered: minor issues on a big ticket $ gun are worse than the same issues on a much cheaper gun. BTHP's which I knew would be iffy since the LRP has a 9.25 twist rate. (Will this new rifle shoot as well? I called Seekins up but the person I spoke with suggested I verify from the Savage end of things. Hornady V-Max Moly downrange. Fortunately, 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition is extremely easy to find now. If I wanted another bench or varmint rifle, this would be high on my list. That is a HUGE difference if you are trying to determine which bullets group the best AND IF YOU ARE TRYING TO ALIGN YOUR SCOPE with point of impact. At 50 yards, the difference in wind drift (from 2 m.p.h. I had the opportunity to shoot a Hill Country Rifles .338 Lapua at a measured 1 mile distance. Trigger time at 600 yards. Going to try and get that up and running next spring. Features include user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ technology, an HS Precision fiberglass stock with v-block, fluted full-profile stainless steel barrel , and an oversized bolt handle. I should not have to downgrade a bolt action rifle on reliability, but here we are. 1-33. I have four custom guns built on Savage actions, they are accurate, and they are reasonably priced. The heavy-contour barrel is free-floated for optimum accuracy potential. Savage 12 Long Range Precision 243 Win 4+1 26" Matte Black Fixed HS Precision w/V-Block Stock Right Hand. The best shooting factory round was the 140gr Hornady ELD-Match round, producing extremely consistent 1/2″ groups. Many shooters, (like the one who owns this gun already has), would do well to purchase an aftermarket cheek piece. Nice review..completely off topic (sorry) but am curious about that beautiful Ruger No.1 you had customized, any updates? If it turns out that your barrel is a lemon, I’ll bet that Savage will replace it for you under warranty. I have been extremely dissapointed with the performance. I’m grading harshly here because of the stock comb issue. Savage 19136 12 Long Range Precision Bolt 243 Winchester 26" 4+1 Black Fixed HS Precision w/V-Block Synthetic Stock Black Carbon Steel Receiver Reading reviews on the 6.5 Im very interested, but is a close match to the 270. Unless that shot group at 100 yards is way off from what I expect, I call it a day. Pulling accu-trigger other than straight back will cause lockup.l have never experienced let down when closing bolt, Your email address will not be published. The Model 12 Varminter Low Profile offers unfailing performance and impeccable accuracy. Naturally this experience lead me to pursue another 12, this time the LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor now that I … The Guns of James Bond: Roger Moore. However, a “Click” to open the article counts in the tally whether fully read or not. “It might be the only Remington gun I’ve been particularly impressed with for a while.”. The top 100 groups in my data base average .161″. I grew to love it but it needs wheels under it !! The barrel floats freely within the stock. But that is the problem….it can not be avoided other than closing the bolt more gently. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I wanted to get into the long range game, but like most did not have unlimited funds. Works great. The inexpensive 120gr OTM American Eagle round averaged 5/8″, with not quite the same level of consistency as the 140gr ELD-M. I have had good experience with the factory Savage model 12 I have in .223 for short range (1-200 yards, range limitations) regularly putting up respectable sub .5MOA groups. The button rifled tube features a 1:8 twist, which should have no issues stabilizing bullets in the 120-149 grain weights common in the 6.5 Creedmoor. Savage Model 12 LRP with 26″ fluted carbon steel barrel (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com) The particular rifle I used for this review is owned by another TTAG writer. This is actually a common problem with the target triggers….The warning on the barrel is to be taken seriously not for accidental fires, but for the timing of the trigger to work properly. I consider the Black Hills ammo to be as close to handloads as factory can get and they made a ragged hole save for that one flier. Try this up front format and see what feedback you get. Savage Model 12 LRP .243 win vs. Browning X-Bolt Eclipse Target .308win Hey guys, I will try and keep this short and sweet. Accuracy * * * * * With a custom load, I wonder how well it could really perform. Anyhow, I wonder if your scope mount is loose or if the scope itself is defective. Savage 19137 12 Long Range Precision 6.5 Creedmoor 4+1 26" Matte Black Fixed HS Precision W/V-Block Stock Right Hand ... Stock Right Hand (No reviews yet) Write a Review Write a Review. And I share the author’s suspicion; 1/4 MOA is probably not out of reach for the handloader. Both chambered in 7mm-08. ©COPYRIGHT 2020, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Thanks for the insight on the 5-R. Haven’t actually decided between the gen. 1 or 2, leaning toward the shiny one though. You can also get them directly from Shadow Tech. How can you possibly go wrong with a rifle that shoots that well with its surprisingly good Weaver scope from the factory? With that renewed interest has come wide industry product support. Our single-shot, bolt-action Model 12 LRPV delivers exceptional long-range accuracy. I bought 1 type of ammo Hornady Whitetail. And to emphasize my newfound delight, I purchased the same rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor two weeks ago on sale for $225 after factory rebate. It was causing issues out to 600yds. If the trigger worked, the LRP would onlt lose a star for the stock. Yeesh. Bigger really is sometimes better. The "go-switch" on the Model 12 LRPV is Savage's AccuTrigger. By Bryce M. Towsley. Naturally this experience lead me to pursue another 12, this time the LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor now that I have access to a 600 yard range. Barrel Material: Carbon steel With that action, you’ll find a machine jeweled bolt, with its traditional squared flush bolt lugs. None of them have an Accutrigger, which I’ve never been a fan of. A tool accompanies the rifle to make adjustments. Skip to content Skip to navigation menu. The particular rifle I used for this review is owned by another TTAG writer. The magazine never failed to load, lock, or drop easily with the press of the magazine release, just forward of the box. Any 2006 leftovers will have an AccuTrigger that adjusts from 1.5 to 5.5 pounds, while the 2007 version will have an orange-colored, precision-target rendition that adjusts incrementally from 6 ounces to 3 pounds. I hope the trigger problem is easily fixed with minimal hassle. You’re right – I worded that badly. 12 LONG RANGE PRECISION The 12 Long Range Precision features user-adjustable Target AccuTrigger™ technology for fine-tuning trigger pull from 6 ounces to 2.5 pounds. Luckily for me his hunting partner (and BIL) slapped some sense into him and he took his x55 instead. It may be a bit inconvenient but is a valid safety measure purposely designed by Savage for their rifles with their Target Trigger. This one was set at 14.4 oz on my Lyman trigger scale, just barely shy of a single pound. What Savage calls the "12 Series Varmint" rifles, probably more than any others, have earned Savage rifles the right to be called, "The Definition of Accuracy." What sets the Savage Model 12 LRPV apart from other heavy barreled rifles? I would hope the LRP … Well what I got was more than I ever expected. It’s also just narrow enough to fit inside the Hog Saddle Pig Saddle and tripod I’ve come to love. Receiver Finish: Matte Savage sent me a model 12 action with their target trigger. He gave it to me for my 12th b-day in ’77. New never fired Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision(LRP) in .243 Winchester. I have a review for my rifle @: Savage model 12 long range precision. Model 10, 110, or 12, it’s still a Savage bolt action rifle. Anywhere. Savage is to be commended for designing a better trigger but they need to perfect it. It averages out to average. Proving that barrels can be finicky beasts, the worst performing round was the Hornady 147gr ELD-M, printing consistent groups, just consistently larger than the bullet only 7 grains lighter, at 3/4″. The Savage Model 12 LRP is the company’s entry level rifle in their Target Line. ‘When it comes to stock actions, I find them fundamentally better than the ubiquitous Remington.’ – I’m not a huge fan of Remington, but I was considering a 700 5-R. Of course the first thing I’d have to do is install a Timney trigger (probably before I mount a scope). As you start squeezing, you’ll find the whole unit is locked down. Thanks M47Patton. I have 3 rifles savage,and all the 3 shoot half inch and less at 100 yards,i,m very happy.Ihave a savage 10m-ii smokless to it,s a very diamond for me,any way,the savage arms is the very,very best firearms in the world,and i dont want an other make,its accurate,nice,and a very good price.THANKS TO ALL THE GOOD MEN AND WOMEN WORKS IN FORR INDUSTRY.YOU HAVE A GREAT PRODUCTS.Have a nice day and a good nice year.I live to Quebec,Canada.I dont speack english very well,i,m happy to your service.Bye Donald. As all AccuTriggers are, this one is adjustable for pull weight. The rifle also includes an oversized bolt handle, a Target Action and detachable magazine. I purchased a Savage Model 12 LRP 6.5 Creedmoor and mounted a Nightforce NXS 8-32x56 scope on it. Barrel Finish: Matte A star added for being a Savage and the ease of barrel swaps. 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