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Old 11-28-2012, 12:28 PM
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new savage predator need advice

Ok I got me predator hunter in a 6.5 creedmoor got a few questions how well do the savages shoot never owned one Im gonna put a vortex PST 4-16 x50mm on it any suggestions on rings and bases probably won't shoot past 500 with the gun
primary use will be yotes and whitetail thanks in advance
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:10 PM
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Re: new savage predator need advice

even though you aren't planning on shooting far...

I have an EGW 20 MOA base and Warne 30mm low rings on my Savage and absolutely love the combination
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:42 PM
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Re: new savage predator need advice

Eabco.com has the Warne (steel) 20MOA base for $90 here Warne Tactical 20 MOA Scope Mounting Bases fit Browning, Remington, Savage, Winchester

Add the Warne Maxima rings here Warne Maxima 30mm Fixed Rings Black - All heights to fit a 30 mm scope tube, vertical split steel rings.
Looks like $38 per pair.

Those are some of the strongest rings and bases I have ever come across. I will never use aluminum junk again.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:57 PM
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Re: new savage predator need advice

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a really fine caliber. Check over at savageshooters.com for info on the Savage. 65creedmoor.com is another good site. With my Savage CM I used a Criterion barrel with a 1-8 twist. I found that the 140g factory ammunition shot great. For reloads I just used H4350 with 140g Berger and Norma 130 Golden Target bullets. The 130g Norma bullet was outstanding.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: new savage predator need advice

warne maxima are awsome for the money. I have them on my lightwieght .338 RUM and they havent budged in 6 years.

I would reconside the 4-16 viper. If its going to be a yote gun for 500 and less, I would (and did actually) go with a 2.5-10. You will be able to hit dogs just fine at 700 yards, if you and your rifle can, using 10x. Ive only shot a handlefull of dogs, but when I have they have been close and when you get three coming in you want the best chance at a double or tripple. That means being able to get sight picture fast.

I always set up for the long shot, but they dont come as often as the normal/close range shots. I did manage to get my first double last year, and was thankfull for the lower mag.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 AM
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Re: new savage predator need advice

Thanks for the advice I always bought what was on the shelf at the time but I want better this time
I want the extra magnification so as I get better I can shoot further latter on
once again thanks for the advice
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: new savage predator need advice

there is no need for the plus moa bases even out to 1000 yards with the CM and a vortex !!!!!!!!!!

i have the M 11 LRH in 6.5 CM and 6.5x20-50 vortex and love it i went with leupold one piece base and rings for mine
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