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Unread 01-24-2013, 09:35 PM
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Re: First Long Range Rifle

I have a savage model 12 LRP in.260 rem and i love it. It is a heavy gun made for shooting prone of off a bench. Last year got a prairie dog at 800yds hopefully 1000 this year. no mater what my 2 cents is stick with savage.
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    Unread 01-24-2013, 11:12 PM
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    Re: First Long Range Rifle

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    no mater what my 2 cents is stick with savage.
    Very good advice here from A Train.

    I have Model 12 LRP in 6.5 Creedmoore and last Saturday put 10 straight shots into 1/2" at 100 yards. The LRPs have the target action with target accutrigger with a drop box magazine. The target trigger can be adjusted down to about 6 ounces! Good for the bench but not so good in the field. I have mine set for 1.5 lb.

    Also have a Model 12 VLP DPM in 300 WSM. Another good shooter. It will but 5 shoots in the 10 ring at 600 yards. Plenty accurate for almost what is the max kill range for the rifle. The Model 12 has a accutrigger that adjust down to 1.5 lbs. I have both the LRP and VLP set at 1.5 lbs. This gives me consistency in the field. The target accutrigger is notably crisper than the standard accutrigger. Also, the standard accutrigger is only adjustable down to 2.5 lb. I like the 1.5 lb. setting a little better.
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 05:13 AM
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    Nice shot! Thanks!!!
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 05:15 AM
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    Thanks!
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 05:28 AM
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    Re: First Long Range Rifle

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    What might be some good model choices for an out of the box long range rifle under $1,000?
    Save up a few extra bucks and get a model 700 Sendero.

    The Weatherby Accumark is also known for great out of the box accuracy.

    Both are fine rifles.
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 05:42 AM
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    Thanks!
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 06:20 AM
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    No problem Jim. Give this thread a read. There's lots of good ideas there.

    For all you people thinking of getting started but are intimidated by the dollars...
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