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Unread 08-14-2012, 03:15 PM
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choicing new long range hunting rifle

im trying to choice a new long range hunting rifle . ive narrowed it down to two different rifles . one being the savage model 12 long range precision chambered in 243 win or 260 rem and the other being the savage model 110 fcp hs precision chambered in 300 win mag or 308 win . this rifle will be for hunting whitetail deer and long range shooting . maybe the occisional coyote that crosses my path . any one with any experience with either these rifle please give me your advice.
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    Unread 08-14-2012, 06:28 PM
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    Re: choicing new long range hunting rifle

    what distance are you planning to shoot whitetail.all of these rounds will shoot a 1000 yards on targets but not nessasarily take a deer.
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    Unread 08-14-2012, 07:27 PM
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    Re: choicing new long range hunting rifle

    max distance for deer five - six hundred yards
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    Unread 08-14-2012, 07:55 PM
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    Re: choicing new long range hunting rifle

    for a max range of 600 yards the .260 would be about perfect. It of course gets easier with the 300 Win but at the expense of more powder, more expensive bullets and alot more recoil.
    If I had the choice of only one LR rifle I would be going with as much horespower as possible, but still be able to shoot it dollar wise.
    How much do you think that you'll be shooting it? Do you handload? If you plan on doing any volume of shooting I would go .260 hands down.

    if you dont handload go .308 hands down.
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    Re: choicing new long range hunting rifle

    308 for ease of loading and a wide variety of factory ammo
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    Re: choicing new long range hunting rifle

    .308, it's just a great all around round
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    Re: choicing new long range hunting rifle

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    max distance for deer five - six hundred yards

    650 is the limit I put on my .243 for deer and antelope. I'd go less on a muley.

    Any of the .308 based cartriges will do you, don't forget about the 7mm-08.

    I'll laugh at you if you get a .300 win mag for white tail (not needed) and targets (too much recoil to be fun).

    Sorry, can't help you with the Savage never had one.
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