gotta buy bigger rifle as im goin to colorado after elk. after reading a lot and looking, i plan on buying a savage due to my limited budget,either bear hunter or long range hunter. both choices have accutrigger and accustock and muzzle brake, and are comparitive in price. the big question is what caliber? i have been leaning towards 7 rem mag but offerings in .300 win mag .300wsm .325 wsm 6.5x284 also . primarily hunt deer but now elk too and also want long range ability. thanks for all the feedback
I am a huge Savage fan. I am an avid supporter, but lately I have read many articles about guys having problems with the LRH. I would look seriously at the bear hunter model and get it in the 7RM or the 300WM. Both are very capable calibers for poking Elk.
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After having an LRH on order, I recently got the Bear Hunter in 300 WM. I was playing with the store's LRH and felt it was just too long and muzzle heavy for my comfort. I also liked the stainless fluted barrel, I might be out in adverse conditions, so I think that will help.
First of all; I still suck as shooting this beast, but I did get almost down to a half inch 5 shot group today at 100 yards, and was poking holes in the top half of the 15" target at 500 as well (something was off, loading the bipod or the ballistics.) I'm sure the rifle is accurate, if not the shooter.