Reviewed By: Richard G on 03/13/2020
I have field tested the 12LRP extensively. The first 20 rounds at 100 yards can be covered by a half dollar. There was a "rough patch" in the rifling which was resolved with ten rounds coated with diamond dust. It has a great trigger and a really smooth action. 300 yard and 500 yard performance keeps getting better as I adjust the loads. In 6.5 Creedmoor, I am very pleased with the availability of different bullets, but have not found that this rifle/caliber has any particular preference! I ended up losing a shoot-off in my first competition with the 12LRP, but the rifle was excellent and nut behind the buff flinched the last shot!!!
Reviewed By: Mark M on 04/23/2019
The better Savages are the best value in rifles, today. This Model 12 is solid. The barreled action, stock, and slick factory trigger combine to produce tiny groups for pennies on the dollar compared to custom guns. If you want more, you’ll have to have it built. The ordering and shipping process is simple and incredibly fast. Highly recommend!
Reviewed By: Ivan F on 02/26/2019
Excellent rifle! Cannot go wrong with Savage triggers.
Reviewed By: Joseph D on 07/24/2018
Great rifle and great service from Buds. Installed EGW 20 MOA rail and Vortex Viper 6x24 scope. After 3 shots it was sighted in and hitting the bullseye. Shot sub MOA at 100 yards with first box of factory ammo. Observed some minor copper fouling after first trip to the range. Looking forward to testing this hefty rifle beyond 100 yards!
Reviewed By: Matt M on 05/18/2018
HS Precision stock is different than the display image, otherwise, it’s exactly as described. Target accutrigger is awesome. Big fluted barrel keeps laying them in shot after shot. First 50 shots were hand loads, averaging .79”-.31” 4-shot groups @ 100yds. Only issue so far is a burr at the edge of the chamber that catches brass as it ejects, leaving a deep scrape in the brass up near the shoulder. I have to hold the empty case away from the edge of the chamber as I eject it.
Reviewed By: Brian M on 07/27/2017
The first factory rounds that I shot through this rifle were blowing primers. An internet search revealed a known issue with too tight of chamber throats increasing pressure. Mixed reports of Savage reaming chambers again. Hopefully they have the problem sorted out now.
Reviewed By: Wesley B on 04/14/2017
Great gun. Typical savage quality
Reviewed By: Joe T on 02/15/2017
Very pleased with this rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. I love the stock and heavy barrel for bench shooting. I'm getting .50" groups at 100 yards and 2.0" groups at 400 yards. These are 5 shot groups. The only negative is the gun copper fouls badly. I use Wipe Out/ Patch Out cleaner and let it soak overnight. As long as you stay ahead of the fouling the accuracy is outstanding. The favorite bullet for my rifle is the Lapua 139 grain Scenar with H4350. Highly recommend!
Reviewed By: Robert B on 09/02/2016
I shoot long range once a week at 100-1250 and this gun shoots 1 inch 5 shot groups at 600 yards. I mounted a 20 moa EGW base and a viper 6-24 ffp on it and its almost too easy to hit the 1250 yard steel. I reload 140 grain eld with h4350 and the fun will be how far can I shoot different loads now. It is a very heavy gun but its worth every penny.
Reviewed By: Howard L on 06/14/2016
Excellent rifle. Shooting 0.5 MOA on first day with hand-loads. Great doing business with Buds again.