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Old 08-08-2011, 08:47 PM
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Here is a used Savage 6.5x284

I would go to savageshooters.com forums and look at all the used savages ready to go plus numerous parts.

I am a big fan of the 300 WSM, it will match and even surpass the 300 win with 180s and longer barrel life.

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What type of stock are you planning on using? If you are considering an aftermarket stock that is traditional in style, you may want to think about a totally stock Savage. If you want more of a pistol grip style, than go aftermarket. I have a .300wm, so I'm partial. I'm a big fan of the Long Range Hunter Series that comes in both .300 wm and wsm.
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For what you are planning you can't go wrong with the 300's.

Barrel life is probably going to be better with the WM vs the WSM if you push them to their limits.
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+1 on the 300 Winnie and a 210 Berger. I have taken cow elk with that combo at 800 yards. There was substantial carnage on the inside.
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If you have not already, give some thought to the Criterion Savage prefits, $250 for a 26" stainless hand lapped, you can get them up to 30" for a little more. They come in three of the calibers you are interested in, .300wm, .338wm, and 6.5-284, If you did not know, Criterion is Kriegers button rifle division.

I have heard of some problems with Mcgowan Savage prefit barrels, but have also heard of guys having good luck with them. Sinarms can do a Savage prefit for you with Mcgowan blanks, I think he also has Brux and Rock.

Let us know what you go with and how it shoots.
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