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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-29-2018, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations and assistance, please?

After doing some research on rifle and caliber, I am going to look at a gun tomorrow that I will use primarily for ground hog hunting on a farm and some bench shooting at my range. I am looking at Savage 12, John Plaster limited edition, .22-250 with fluted stainless barrel (26"), synthetic stock. It has a Nikon 6-24 scope on it.
Price is $900 and seller is giving me a good price on a partial trade-in.

This will be my first dedicated groundhog gun. Any concerns, suggestions, recommendations?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-29-2018, 01:35 PM
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Make sure the twist rate on the barrel matched the weight bullets you plan to use.

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Thanks Dragman.
Seller suggested specific weight bullets that he says work in gun well.
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Do you know the round count on the barrel?
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As mentioned above what is the round count because the barrel could be shot out or close to it. I believe I read somewhere that barrel life is somewhere between 2500 to 4000 rounds

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Thank you for the comments. I ended up passing on the 12, and went with a Savage 11, .22-250, accu trigger, synthetic camo stock, with heavier barrel. New in box. I traded my 25-06 for the gun so we both ended up happy. I put a Leupold 6-18 x40 on it. So after some range time, hope to get out in the fields soon.
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id have kept the 25-06 unless you wanted a heavy barrel rifle
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