Got my gun out last week, topped it with a Redfield Revenge 3-9x40 with Weaver Quad Lock Rings, gun store sold me 2 boxes of 20 gr V-Max ammo.
I brought it out after cleaning off all the packing grease, bore sighting, etc... etc....
First impression was that the bolt was a bit stiff to close compared to what I was expecting. I LOVE the mag though, very crisp loading, no play and positive "clink" as each round seats. The trigger had the slightest creep to it, so I disassembled and wired brushed the entire assembly, which made it disappear. I then set the trigger at 3 lbs and seated the mag.
I chambered the first round and put the gun on sand bags. With the first shot at 50 yds I was 2" low and 4" left. I ejected the round, removed the scope caps and adjusted the scope accordingly. I must say, I was impressed with the Revenge line scope... the clicks were DEAD NUTS ON, and my next shot was low right in the 1/2" bull. I cycled the bolt and the spent cartridge stuck in the chamber. I dug it out with my leatherman and shot the next round. It was high right in the 1/2" bull. I cycled the bolt and again the cartridge hung up. I moved to the 150 yd target and shot, and again adjusted for the range. After removing the cartridge with my leatherman(Every time) I shot a true 5 shot group at 150 yards measuring .886 inches with my digital caliper. after the 5 shot group I cased the rifle and took it home to inspect the chamber/bolt to see what my malfunction was.
The extractor claw appeared to have broken the slightest bit off the tip... it was uneven and rough but I honestly figured with the claw in the shape it was it would still be slinging the spent cartridges. Apparently not. In any case my local shop took the bolt when I brought it in and said he would call when he had the part replaced.
Overall experience was good, as I was VERY impressed with the accuracy of the rifle, the function and fit was great, the scope combo was a good pick for my needs and I was very pleased with the Redfield Revenge scope!
~I have never dealt with Savage's customer service in many years of owning their rifles and I have confidence that they will resolve my issue as quickly as they can. I also believe this was an isolated incident as I have read nothing similar happeneing nor have I heard from the other ownwers of BMags that I know here in the area.
Edited by from-a-grand (07/24/13 02:23 AM)
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