I really wanted to get a new Savage MKII. Gunner has stated his shoot any ammo with no problems, but I see more and more people saying they have trouble with SV ammo. The MKII was my first choice and I love the Savages to begin with. The problem is, I don't want to fork over the $400 (or more) for a gun that may or may not shoot the SV or even slower ammo. I'm looking for a gun that will be a good one for the scoped class. (which can go out to 200yds at some events but most are at 50yds) I know when the target is beyond 50yds, I would switch to HV ammo anyways. (just a thing I do) Can anyone recommend a "decent" target rifle that would fit the bill for what I've stated here? Heavy Bull Barrel a must!! I prefer 3/4"-1" barrels but ... not too many are using the 1" anymore. Fluted?? Still haven't figured that part out and neither have those at the comp shoots!! LOL I thought it might be for heat distribution or surface area or even to lighten the barrel and some say it's merely looks. Either way, Fluted barrel not necessary as I'll only wind up weighting the barrel anyways if the gun falls below 12lbs. Good trigger would be nice, but I'll probably go with another Jewel trigger. Should I just stick with the older guns as I have been using? (I do not own one now that will accept a scope and finding the mount for any of them would be tough!) Let me know what you would suggest and if you own the gun you suggest, is there anything you DON'T like about it? Thanks all!!
P.S.- Gunner could be a really nice guy and just GIVE me one of his Savage MKII's that he shoots in his house!! HAHAHAHA