Savage 12FCV: A budget Varmint rifle with AccuStock

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Model 12FCV is the latest edition to the Savage Varmit line. It features the AccuStock with beavertail foreend, AccuTrigger, detachable box magazine and a heavy fluted barrel.

Savage 12FCV (Bottom)

The short action rifle is available chambered in .223 Rem, .204 Ruger. and .22-250 Rem. The MSRP is $794.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Tom Tom on Oct 26, 2011


    I always thought that 0.26 REM 6.5mm or 6.5mm BR/BR Norma or 6.5 X 55mm Swedish Mauser is a superior catridge to 0.308WIN having a good Ballistic coefficient, slightly flatter shooting, mainly suffering less from wind drift and so being very accurate. The problem with this is that although there is F class competition shooting, where 6.5mm is OK, the new frankly cheaper target class of F/TR only allows for 0.308 WIN and 0.223 REM. The class is big in US and UK and a great way to develop real long range ability. Varminting in its actual form I would have thought be better with 22-250, 0.222 or 0.223, that kind of thing, 0.22 Hornet is OK for about 200 yds as it don't have good ballistics, but great for built up areas. It is worth noting that an Englishman Laurie Holland just won in F/TR at 1000yds with a 0.223, stripped the barrel out in one season though as he had to push it so hard! Maybe it is best to have 2 rifles, one long range, maybe 6.5mm and one in the 0.2's? 0.308 is still very well supported though with all the brass and bullets in stock, loads of different bullet weights and powders available, a 110grain could be a flat shooting foxing or coyote round, while maybe 155 or 165g or even 200grain could be target potential and still very accurate in the right hands! I can't wait to get a Savage F/TR in 0.308 WIN (0.5 inch 5 shot groups @ 100 yds all day long - that's in the bull!). It doesn't have to work as hard as a 0.223 to get to 1000yds. Long wait on the order though! Hope you get what your after and happy huntin'! T

  • Mike Mike on Jan 30, 2012

    Just got my 12 FCV, 22-250. Wow, out of the box with cheapest factory load I could find for getting it sighted in and shooting over the hood of my truck on a sandbag. At 100 yards, my last 3 shoots were in the same hole and a dime would cover them with plenty of room to spare. Maybe the accustock helps and the accutrigger is great but the barrel must be close to perfect.