Savage 112 Picatinny Base

Adapting a Picatinny base to the older Savage M112 receiver.

by Norman E. Johnson

Not all rifles are readily adaptable to meet our specific needs, but with a bit of ingenuity we may arrive precisely at that which we are seeking. Here I am going to demonstrate how seemingly minor changes may draw us ever nearer the pinnacle of rifle accuracy.

When I see a crack of light where accuracy and precision can be improved, I use the resources available to me in attaining this goal. In this particular case, I had an older Model 112B Savage single-shot target rifle with three chamberings. These include a .243 Winchester with a Douglas 1:8 twist select barrel, a 6.5mm Creedmoor with a 1:8 twist Criterion Match barrel, and a .257 Improved 1:12 twist Pac-Nor select barrel. The three cartridges were delivering good accuracy scoped with Talley two-piece machined saddle design bases. With these bases, recoil shoulders immobilize the rings under heavy recoil. Acceptable accuracy notwithstanding, I was convinced that I could…

Read more in the September 2020 issue.

Don’t miss a single issue. Subscribe now or renew your subscription.

For non-subscribers wanting free access, submit one free article to use on our site and we’ll send you a complete digital copy of any issue of your choice (April 2006 to current).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s