Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-06-2013, 01:10 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Peru, illinois
Posts: 77
Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

I'm wanting to get into long range shooting (500+). So I did some looking around and found a rifle I like and feels good to me. So I settled on the savage model 10 fcp hs in 308. Now what I need help with is, what base, rings, and scope should I put on this rifle. One scope I am looking at is vortex viper 6-24x50 ffp. Mostly cost. I am a diehard leupold man but I'm not wanting to wrap up tons of money just yet. So any input would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-06-2013, 05:06 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 449
Re: Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

Seekins base and 4-4 rings would be as good as you can get and save a few ounces from steel. A weaver tactical base and TPS tsr rings would also work and save about $100 over the seekins. Sightron or vortex pst 6-24x50 would be a great choice.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-06-2013, 06:10 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,022
Re: Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

EGW HD base, Weaver Tac rings, PST or Sightron SIII 8-32.
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Peru, illinois
Posts: 77
Re: Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

Any other suggestions to make this a even better shooting longrange gun
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,022
Re: Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

Sure... 168 Berger Hybrid, and Alliant Power Pro 2000MR powder.
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-06-2013, 08:31 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Peru, illinois
Posts: 77
Re: Savage 10 fcp hs 308 setup

Cool. Thanks for the input. I think the next step after I get my gun get up and loads figured out. I want to take a longrange shooting course. So I can start off in the correct direction. I hope I can find a class near centeral illinois.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Where in the US do you live?
West of the Mississippi River - 60.67%
881 Votes
East of the Mississippi River - 37.05%
538 Votes
On the Mississippi River on a houseboat - 2.27%
33 Votes
Total Votes: 1,452
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC