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Old 09-07-2005, 07:17 PM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

Go with the 300 WSM. It will stay with any 300 win mag made by anyone with up to 210s.

I have 3 and shoot in comp with them all the time and win more than my fair share.

Savage in the BVSS is going to be hard to beat for the money.

As far as scopes, leupold, nikon and sightron are all great for the money.

Would try calling Leupold direct, ask for Myrna ? in marketing and ask if they will give you a military discount. Assume your are USMC at Yuma.

BH
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:57 AM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

Optics: Nikon Buckmaster 4X14 Side Focus with mil dots. Best game in town for that type of money. Will put many scopes 2 to 3 times more money to shame.

Since Savage rifles only differ by accessories, decide if you want something heavy or portable. For a hunting rifle, I prefer something light. I don't intend on shooting more then what is in the mag anyways.

A reg. Savage/Stevens sporter barrel is stupidly accurate and the total rifle weighs lower then most. I would go with a 24" tube (just in case my hunt takes me into the thick stuff). Either cal will work just fine. I lean towards the Win Mag simply because of available ammo if I loose my handloads.

Don't get me wrong, I own several heavy cannons and lots of wildcats. However, I lean towards the more portable ones in standard cartridges for hunting.

When Hunting, I like KISS.

If you are not looking for a trigger under 2.5lbs, the Stevens 200 is a great buy and share all the attributes of a Savage. Just has the standard trigger which will need to be adjusted or replaced. Bed the stock and you are good to go. Those grey stocks are way more rigid then the black Savage ones. Bluing is much better too. Surprised that they put the more expensive action (this is the same action, minus accutrigger, on premium Savage models) and better stock on a cheaper rifle.

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Old 09-08-2005, 04:23 PM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

Stevens Mod 200 looks like a good stick for the $$. Can anyone else shead some light on this rifle? I could get one in a few days or continue saving for another month and get the 12BVSS. In regards to the Stevens I could buy the rifle and put a Choate Tactical stock on it for the price of the Savage alone. Ohhh, so many options so little money. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 09-08-2005, 07:30 PM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

Well if your looking for more of a hunting gun, the Stevens will do fine. They arent meant for rapid shooting though, so comps are probably out. They dont offer them in WSM's, but you could get one in 300win, or even 308win. They shoot just like all the Savages, very good. On average (for me) the skinny barreled savages shoot about 1/4 to 3/8in bigger groups, versus the varmint/tactical versions, at 100yds. The 300win with Federal gold medal 190grSMK should shoot 1-1.25in at 100yds, I dont see there being much of a problem getting 3/4in with handloads.

I've already set a couple people up with the stevens in 308win with a couple of the scopes metioned above, and its about as cheap as an honest 600yrd gun can be.
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:00 PM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

I have made my decision. I'm going for the Mod 12BVSS in .300 WSM. With a 26" barrel can anyone give me some standard facory load data as far as to max velocity, range and bullet weight, bc...ect. How much better with hand loads could it get? Max range on sml to med game and paper target for comp shooting? Any reson to consider .308? Thanks
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:25 PM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

having problems ordering a Savage rifle through my dealer. He seems to think that Savage does not make a Model 12BVSS in .300WSM. Can anyone tell me Savage's manufacturer index number so he can order this for me. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:09 AM
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Re: Long time shooter, new to med-long range.

The Savage # is 01273. We've got one in stock if your interested!!

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