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Unread 05-11-2009, 11:50 PM
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Re: New .260 Savage

WOW! I like it!
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    Unread 05-12-2009, 04:10 AM
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    Re: New .260 Savage

    its a lil off subject but i have a .338 savage is their any way i can make it take a .338 lapua round and fire it without it blowing up and if their is a list of parts and some sites to get them
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    Unread 05-12-2009, 04:48 AM
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    Re: New .260 Savage

    If you want a lazer tact driver, try the Horn. 129 SST. They shoot 3/8 groups out of my 260. Mine is a rebarreled Mod. 70
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    Unread 05-12-2009, 03:10 PM
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    Re: New .260 Savage

    CRASH- Not advisable stick with a .338EDGE, If you hunt around theres post on www.savageshooters.com/forum about why.
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    Unread 05-14-2009, 04:02 PM
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    Re: New .260 Savage

    I would be very interested in fps. I am tossing around the idea of a 6.5X55 Swede. I can pick one up through Howa. Have you ever shot or tried a the Swede? Would you consider building a .260 or 6.5X55 on a Mod. 7 action? I have access to one if I decide not to spend the money on a new rifle.

    Hey Crash, I have shot a 338lm in a Savage target action. Shoots good, but make sure you have a competent smith build it. This is a brand new rifle and build. The person who had it built, was sure that it would be a safe build.
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    Unread 05-14-2009, 05:32 PM
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    Re: New .260 Savage

    Funny I came across this post - I've been poking & posting around for 260 info lately...

    PA - nice rig, what's the weight? Is that the Savage stock or aftermarket?

    liltank - where did you find a howa rifle chambered in the swede? Sounds tempting...

    Gary - what's your barrel length, twist and velocity?

    Like Alfred, I'm looking at the 24" (possibly shorter) and 1:8 but I'm suprised to hear about the long wait time.

    Have any of you guys tested the accuracy with fluted barrels? I'm thinking the fluting will lighten up the rifle a bit and cool better.


    Here's my concept - start with a howa varminter supreme stainless/pepper laminate 243 or 308, then order a replacement premium bead blasted ss barrel in same/similar contour but fluted, finished to 20-24". Once the barrel arrives, have a local smith true the action, rebarrel, pillar & glass bed the action, install a decelerator pad and a timney trigger. Depending on the balance and overall weight, maybe lighten the stock by removing a bit of wood from under the butt pad.

    Hopefully I can keep it under 10Lbs, scoped. I'm liking this idea of a compact & accurate varmint-tactical rig.

    I already have 243 components so this would keep me shooting while waiting on the barrel, although limited to lighter bullets like the 87 Vmax.

    Thoughts?
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    Unread 05-14-2009, 07:15 PM
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    Re: New .260 Savage

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    liltank - where did you find a howa rifle chambered in the swede? Sounds tempting...


    From what I can find on Legacysports.com, you can get the Axiomm in a standard 22" barrel in the 6.5X55. I think if I went that route, I would have it cut to an Ackley Improved.
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