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    My latest orphan

    This is my second Savage 219
    My first one is an early model in 22 Hornet. After I got that one I was hooked!
    This one is a later model in 30-30 with the thick trigger. It had some broken parts and needed a wood refinish.
    The price was right and I had to have it. Actually has good case color on the receiver. I added the 3/8 dovetail rings and a nice 2-7 Redfield.
    the barrel had no bluing left on it and was Cerakoted by me in Black Velvet. ..Now I need to find more!
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    That is a good looking rifle, well done. Let us know how she shoots.

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    Great looking rifle, keep us appraised how it shoots.

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    I was excited to get to the range today to give it a test drive.
    I had another target and the shots were really random. Then I figured out that my gunsmith had the scope off the gun and the mounts were loose.
    So .. after a bit of tightening and testing I made these 3 shots with adjustments @ 50 yds with the last one in the 10 ring.

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    For all the talk and love for the H&R rifles, I really think the old Savage 219's are better guns. Wish they still made them.

    Robert

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    me too!!!!!
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    I love the 219’s and also the 22 Hornet. One day I will get off the stump and get one.
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    This one is a 30-30 but I have another 219 in 22 hornet
    I call it a giggle gun...it makes you laugh when you shoot !
    Its stupid accurate and a lot.of fun
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    I have one of those! I put the 30/30 barrel on a 94 frame (not
    recommending it, do so at your own risk) as the trigger was a little better on it. Sights/scope were installed by a PO. Neat little rifle.

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    My 219 is a fine cast bullet shooter with a pretty decent trigger even. Came with a Nikon scope to boot for a whopping $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanco View Post

    I was excited to get to the range today to give it a test drive.

    I had another target and the shots were really random.

    Then I figured out that my gunsmith had the scope off the gun and the mounts were loose.

    So .. after a bit of tightening and testing I made these 3 shots with adjustments @ 50 yds with the last one in the 10 ring.

    The .30-.30 Model 219's are notorious for losing zero due to the clamp-on rings moving under recoil, sliding the scope forward.

    The Gold Standard fix is to blind D/T the top of the barrel for a cap head screw to act as a recoil stop - locate the hole so the screwhead will abut the front face of the front ring.


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