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Old 07-04-2011, 09:30 AM
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You can use low rings in the XTR's. I use to have a set w/ my EGW base and a 1" tube.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:41 PM
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the barrel is the factory savage. I was reloading the NABs to do more of a test of what the max load would be with max published load of 38.3. In hind sight I should have done A. load in .5 increments rather than 1 gr increments. and B. load at least 3 rounds per test grouping for accuracy. Rings are a bit tall but they were the shortest one I could get a hold of, I am planning on doing a bag or something to bring the cheek weld up a bit and make that situation better. the poncho in the pictures was only used for the pictures, I had a backpack but you couldn't see the gun as well. My plan at this point is to do a number of loads in ,2 gr increments from 36.8-37.6 to really pin point my best accuracy. On another side note, I talked to somebody today were I hunt and they watched both a 200+ black bear and a good size cougar yesterday on the property! I can't wait till August when season opens!!!
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:53 PM
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also, in shooting from the bipod I do have a slight preload in pushing forward with my feet. in the target I aimed for the outside bullseyes then the 3l and 2r at the top of the target.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:12 AM
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So I have been on this site almost daily for the past 9 months learning everything I could. After months of research I found the savage 12 lrp in .260 on their website. After the 4 month wait I finally received the new toy in late april but due to weather just been reloading a bunch of combinations of ammo to try. I got some 130 gr AB, 140 gr amaxes, 140 gr bergers, and some 100 gr b-tips to try out. I had some RE15 and some H4350 so I just made up a bunch of recipes. I got bored with black on black so I decided on a paint job last night using some krylon I had laying around . so here's some specs:
Barrel- 26 inch 1:8
Savage target action and trigger
detachable 4 round mag
H-S stock skim bedded with jb weld by me
Leupold vx III 6.5-20x40 1 inch tube with AO and target turrets
burris tactical rings
EGW 20 moa base


I was sighting in with my coyote loads of 43 gr RE15 behind a nosler b-tip, after 5 shots to get zeroed I decided to do a ladder test on the NABs I had worked up. I use new Rem brass at max recommended length and used RE 15 with 215m fed primers. I don't have a chrony right now but there's one particular load of 37 gr that did quite well . range was 114 yards and the gun was semi broken in. total round count is 50

this is my first real attempt at any of this, I've reloaded for my ar15, 45 lc and .454, and my 300wsm but really feel like this has come together the best and easiest.

Beautiful! I guess it just doesn't get better than that!!! Right on the node

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:28 PM
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I did some load testing on the same LRP in 260 if it helps you here what I had:

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:53 PM
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I must say thats a good looking paint you did. I personaly would stick to the H4350 or H414. I will get you faster speeds than the R15 in my experience. I got 2950fps out of my 260 with 140g AMAX and H4350 same twist rate but I had an inch more barrel.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:16 PM
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Forgot to mention it, I used 139 gr Lapua Scenars, they got really good BC, I think like .600, I also tried H4350 and H4831CS, but I think RL-15 grouped better.
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