I'm looking at buying a new rifle and have done SOME research but can't find a whole lot on the LRH. I read a review or two and it seems to be an accurate rifle. the question I have is what is the difference between the long range hunter and the basic 111 FCNS other than the muzzle break and comb on the stock??? they both have accu stock and trigger. on savage's site the 111 FCNS is listed at 675$ and the 111LRH is 962$. Is it a better idea to spend the extra money for the LRH? Thanks
To be honest you are going through exactly what I just went through. I have been looking at the 111LRH 300WM for about 6 months now. The unfortunate problem that I ran into is the almost zero availability of 111LRH in that cartridge. So, I opted for the 111FCNS. Identical rifle... minus Karsten Cheekpiece and the adjustable muzzle brake. Same 24" barrel, accustock and accutrigger.
I got it for $528 out the door at GunEnvyStore.com. The cheapest I found the LRH was over $900 when you figured in tax. So... if I buy the $65 cheekpiece and install myself (it's actually REALLY easy to do) I could still spend $150-200 on getting a premium muzzle brake installed and STILL come out ahead of the LRH straight up. That's my advice to you...
Friend of mine has a 111LRH in 300wm and it shoot's great. He uses hand loads only and today's session had five shots in less than half inch at 100 meters. For your info he's using Leupold mounts with a Redfield 4-12 x 40 accurange. The gun has worked great in the field for goats, red deer and hogs max shot thus far I think was a little over 400 yards.
i want the 7mm...the difference for that is 24" vs 26" barrel.
Both rifles are 24" barrel for the magnums... the muzzle brake counts for the 2" making it a "26 inch" barrel. But technically they are both 24, same contour. So, you're not gaining any barrel length either way with the LRH or FCNS
Last edited by BigDaddyKane; 03-29-2011 at 08:57 AM.
Weatherby... unless you're getting the 7mm WSM, or 7mm RUM, I wouldn't opt for that caliber over the 300WinMag. The 7mm Rem Mag has limited bullet choices over the 300 and it doesn't have the trajectory or stopping power the 300 does. It's close and that's not to say the 7mm RemMag is a bad choice. But I wouldn't purchase that over the RUM, WSM, or the 300. IMHO. I'm no expert. Just going by the data.
Resurrect this from the files. I looked at and nearly purchased the lrh in 7mm for blacktail and mule deer. I did not desire a mussle brake nor the comb. I ended up with the 111 fcns ordered with a 9.5 twist 26" medium sporter fluted with target crown. I'm loving it. Removable mag, accu trigger and stock with the longer barrel with no brake I desired.
I'm getting ready to load up my rounds using norma and 168 berger vld, scope should be here soon.
As it is, I didn't draw my preferred zone or out of state hunt so I should be ready for next year.
Price for the fcns configured as above was about 950.