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Old 04-27-2011, 01:28 AM
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Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

Hello everyone,

I am new to the site but have been using the site regularly to get load ideas for my 700 VSSF II in a .220 swift (still haven't quite got it where I want yet, but I will). Anyways my new Savage 12 Long Range Precision rifle in a 243 win (9.25 twist) will be here by the end of the week and I want to get started. Glass? I was thinking a Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30x50. I hope this is good enough. Load? I think Lapua brass is a must. Powder maybe H4350? The goal will be to kill a coyote at 1000......eventually. I would like to kill coyotes, rockchucks, and Pdogs from 600-1000 yards. I was thinking an 87 gr vmax. Will a 105 gr Amax pop a rockchuck? I want to know I hit it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Nick

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:12 AM
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Re: Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

What caliber is the new rifle? My Swift shoots under half inch at 100 yds. with .55 gr. bullets. The Swift is one of the easier rounds to get shooting accurate.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:34 AM
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Re: Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

243 win. I meant to get it in there. I think I fixed it. Whats your swift load? I would like to push 55 gr nosler bt varmints around 3900 fps
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:18 AM
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Re: Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

Not sure that the 105 will stabilize in a 9.25 twist you might be able to get a 95g to work but any heavyer may be a problem. A 1000 yard shot with a 243 is possible but with a 87g bullet it is going to take a lot of practice and know exactly what the wind is because if you push the 87g bullet to 3200fps even with a 3mph cross wind will move the bullet 2 foot 6 inches at 1000yds. I would use the hightest bc bullet you can find that will stabilize in your gun. The 95g Berger suggest a 9 twist and might work in a 9.25 and has a .486bc (87 V max is .400)
As for powder 4350 will work fine for ya.
Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:25 AM
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Re: Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

Looks like from what I have been reading the 9.25 twist in a factory Savage bore will stabilize the 105's. Also from what I understand they will definitely leave a hole in things when you hit them. It would be a matter of finding a load and seeing what it does. As far as glass, the 6500 is suppose to be a nice scope, but I have used the Bushnell Elite 4200 Tactical and it is a very nice scope. I would also suggest Sightron SIII, Vortex Viper and Viper PST.

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:52 PM
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Re: Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

Yote,
I tried alot of the smaller grain bullets (65/70/75/85/87/90gn) in my .243Win (Win70 SA HVB) for groundhogs while living in VA and while I made quiet a few hits out to 400yds, my success ratio at longer ranges (500+) went up noticeably when I stepped up to the 95gn Ballistic Tip. My favorite load used 44.0gn of VihtN560 and BR2's. Velocity averaged 3088fps (in November) and accuracy averaged in the low .2's.
Heavier is definately the better way to go with the wonderful little .243! JohnnyK.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:16 AM
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Re: Help with my Savage 12 Long Range Precision

Thanks for the advice fellas.
I think I might try a 105 berger. BC .532 I believe what do you guys think? I have a elite 4200 on my swift but will a 30 mm tube give me more adjustment for longer shots? And is a BR primer just a cci 200 that is made by their best guys, are they better, more consistent? Any ring and base ideas. I know I can spend alot on ferrels or something like those but is there a good one piece picatinny that will do the job that wont cost nearly 10% of my tuition? Also dies? for the swift I got a 3-piece redding type s set of dies. Is this necessary for the 243?
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