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Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:24 AM
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Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

Fairly new to the game. I have a savage 10 action and a B&C stock and all I need is to decide on a barrel. This is a range gun but I have been back and forth. f-tr or open.

Currently I live in the desert where there is almost always wind and the mirages are wicked. I don't know if a 308 will make me a better shooter or will it be discouraging? Ranges out to 1000 and maybe more.

I currently have a 280 but its not a full on range gun (24" light varmint barrel) total weight less than ~9lbs. Plus I think I'm destroying my barrel shooting those long strings.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:37 AM
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Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

Shooting in the wind is only going to make you better. You wont ever get any better at it unless you jump into it. If you really want to get serious about it, take notes on your range days. Take notes on all the weather conditions that were going on that day and how much you had to adjust on your turrets for those particular conditions. Do this for each shot not just for the whole day.

I would say a 308 would suit you well.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:47 AM
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Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

.308 will give you a long barrel life and will make you a better shooter. I think everyone should own a .308 for range shooting.

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Old 10-29-2013, 02:05 AM
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Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

I would go with a .260 Rem
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Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

The 284 really does better on a long action. On the other hand, the 308 will do just fine in F-TR.

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:39 AM
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Re: Conflicted. 284 or 308 build on Sav SA

I am in the minority here but I HATE .308's just don't do it for me! The .284 with a proper throat for LR will absolutely CRUSH the .308 as far as power and ballistics! it's not even close at all at say 100-1000 yards.
as far as the SA yes you will have to single load and pull the bolt to remove a loaded round but well worth it to get the extreme added performance IMHO.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:04 AM
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The .284 with a proper throat for LR will absolutely CRUSH the .308 as far as power and ballistics! it's not even close at all at say 100-1000 yards.
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