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Old 03-28-2013, 12:46 PM
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Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

Does anyone have this rig? I just ordered one and should be getting it this week. I'm planning on shooting 180gr Nosler Accubonds through it as I do with my other rifles in Rem 700 that seem to like that load. I'd like some feed back if you all have any on the Savage 111 LRH in 300 Win Mag...I'm excited about stretching it out to 1,000 or maybe a little further in the future.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:53 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

I can't say on the 300 win ,but I have messed with more than one svage and you ought to have a nice rifle that is capable of great accuracy beyond 1000... in the right hands and with the right load. To get the best out of it ballistically you might want to look into the super high bc bullets offered by berger or hornady in an amax otherwise it is like putting the cheap gas in your ferrari it'll get you from point a to point b but not as well as it could.

If you use the search function you ought to be able to find miles of info on good 300 win loads
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:29 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

I would like to make 1 suggestion, Instead of the 180 accubond try the 200 grain AB, my buddys savage in 300 win really came to life when I loaded the 200 grainers! I was shooting the 190 bergers out of mine @ the time and when I looked at the charts comparing the 2 the 200 grainer was passing my 190 at 670 yds and carrying a bunch more energy at extended ranges.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

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I can't say on the 300 win ,but I have messed with more than one svage and you ought to have a nice rifle that is capable of great accuracy beyond 1000... in the right hands and with the right load. To get the best out of it ballistically you might want to look into the super high bc bullets offered by berger or hornady in an amax otherwise it is like putting the cheap gas in your ferrari it'll get you from point a to point b but not as well as it could.

If you use the search function you ought to be able to find miles of info on good 300 win loads
I have an Edge/Axis .223, a model 10 .22-250, and a model 11 300wsm. Even though every one of them were inexpensive they are all excellent shooters! My first Savage that is in the mid- to upper price range so I'm looking forward to it!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:21 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

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I would like to make 1 suggestion, Instead of the 180 accubond try the 200 grain AB, my buddys savage in 300 win really came to life when I loaded the 200 grainers! I was shooting the 190 bergers out of mine @ the time and when I looked at the charts comparing the 2 the 200 grainer was passing my 190 at 670 yds and carrying a bunch more energy at extended ranges.
When I had a 300wby Mag I loaded the 200gr Accubond for it. I never stretched them out to long range but they worked well. I think I'm going to give them a shot for this one! I have a custom turret for a 300 win mag 180gr Accubond and a 26" tube for a rifle I just sold, I was hoping they'd chrono very similar to use it, and two that it'd group well with the loads I already have. But 200gr will be an option if I can't make them work.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

What scope are you putting on it? I have a couple savage rifles,a116 in 300 win sporting a blueprinted action,26" criterion lite varmint contour, shooting the 197 gn Botw vld @3031 fps, this thing is a tack driver, dumped a backcountry mule deer @1185 yds this last September. Then I have a model 11 that started life as a 300 wsm but is now a 6.5 wsm, it also is blueprinted, 26" cbi barrel setting in a medalist stock, the 140 gn Berger is leaving the muzzle @3297 this bugger is fast, flat, and very accurate! You just can't go wrong with a savage!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:01 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 300 Win Mag

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What scope are you putting on it? I have a couple savage rifles,a116 in 300 win sporting a blueprinted action,26" criterion lite varmint contour, shooting the 197 gn Botw vld @3031 fps, this thing is a tack driver, dumped a backcountry mule deer @1185 yds this last September. Then I have a model 11 that started life as a 300 wsm but is now a 6.5 wsm, it also is blueprinted, 26" cbi barrel setting in a medalist stock, the 140 gn Berger is leaving the muzzle @3297 this bugger is fast, flat, and very accurate! You just can't go wrong with a savage!
Nice! Sounds like you got some sweet shooting savage rigs! The glass I have right now is a Leupold VX3 4.5x14x40 I have another one just like it on a Remington 700 SPS SS chambered in .300 Win Mag. I sent it for a brake then through a choate tactical fully bedded stock and have been hitting the steel at 1100 yards. So I think that scope will do for starters. Just got married so I really got to watch what I spend now. Lol
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