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Old 01-26-2013, 12:17 PM
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Re: First Long Range Rifle

Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: First Long Range Rifle

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Thanks. What other Savage models interest you? What will you be shooting at with the model you purchased?
I currently have liltank' model 12 VLP in .308. I also have a model 12 FV that started life as a .308 and is now a 300 WSM with a 30" barrel that I put together. I also have two target actions that were purchased bare and one is chambered in 338 lapua with a 32" barrel that I had built by a local smith, and last is a 6.5x47 Lapua with a 28" barrel that I also built. I think they are some of the easiest rifles to work on and to get shooting good..
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:10 PM
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If you buy the 12 VLP in .308, can and how do you changed into 22-250 for example?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:32 PM
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Re: First Long Range Rifle

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If you buy the 12 VLP in .308, can and how do you changed into 22-250 for example?
Follow the steps that SavageShtr and I posted on the barrel swap. It seems daunting in written words, but its not that bad. There are video's on youtube that show how to do a barrel swap on a Savage rifle.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: First Long Range Rifle

First you would need to purchase a 22-250 barrel from what ever manufacturer you want in the contour, twist rate and length you would like. After that the 22-250 and .308 use the same bolt face and you would simply switch the barrels out as stated in an earlier post by liltank!! You would essentially have two different rifles without have the expense of buying two rifles!! You would have a varmint rifle for spring and summer and a deer rifle for the fall!! You would be able to use the same stock and optics as well I you wanted!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:55 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm not a hunter and I would probably shoot 22-250 most of the time to see how far out I can shoot targets. My Son is 10 and may talk me into hunting and I would want the 308 at that point. He is going to end up with a nice gun collection many years from now. He's watching "Sons Of Guns" as I type.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:15 PM
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Jim,
That's great to hear that you want to bring your son up on shooting firearms responsibly and not scaring him away from them. Here's a suggestion that would work as a hunting rifle and a target rifle. Get the .308 in a Savage varmint or target model. If you plan to use it hunting later in life, then definitely stick with the Mod 12VLP or one of the Mod 10 rifles. Another great option would be the Mod 12 BVSS. My 9yr old has been shooting my .308's since he was 7yrs old. With a muzzle break laying prone, he could shoot full power loads. For deer season I loaded down with a 150 grain bullet. He would ding the steel off of sticks w/o any problems. The .308 with the new bullets on the market and new powders can get you to 1000yds w/o problems. I have been using the 168 Berger Hybrids. They can make the stretch with good consistency. Hope this is helpful in your decision. Another good calibers to pick from would be the 6mmbr in the target model, 243, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 260. The 22-250 will require some good reloading to stretch it out. All of these calibers work really well for dual purpose target and hunting applications.
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