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Old 04-23-2011, 08:29 PM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

I have a predator in 223. It shoots factory hornay 40grain vmax at 3/8 groups at a 100 and hand load 69 smk's 3/8 at 200. Worst thing is cheap flimsy stock. But still shoots lights out. I would still go with lrp for extra barrel length and stock.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:48 PM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

I own the predator max1 in 243. just recently had it reamed out to the AI version. the only ammo I've put through it so far has been the 58gn. VMAX hornady superformance, which it was shooting 5 shot groups right at an inch at 250 yds. Either way, I think you'll be happy
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

It sounds like youre pretty well sold on the 260 Rem. And so was I until very recently. I've been doing nothing but research for a great long distance, low recoil caliber and was about to pull the trigger on the Savage 12 LRP in 260. But the recent results from the Sniper's Hide Shootout, and recent videos and threads have really opened my eyes to the incredible performance from the 6.5 Creedmoor...IN FACTORY AMMO! Not only did the 6.5 Creed take top honors and runner up at Sniper's Hide, (it also placed 4th and 7th) but both shooters did so with factory loaded hornady ammo! That got my attention real fast. And i started looking for everything and anything related to this caliber. I found videos of a couple guys shooting out in the deserts of Nevada at incredible ranges for what i thought was a 1000yd limited caliber. This guy was shooting his at 1 mile...ACCURATELY. His buddies .308Win couldn't make a solid hit at this range but the Creedmoor did it twice. I know exactly what I'm about to purchase, a Savage 12LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor!
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:52 AM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

Most surely will do, its driving me crazy just having it sit there and not be able to shoot it! I will say that with the 26" tube its pretty front end heavy. As for the above comment, I looked at the creed a bit too but I cant find factory ammo in any of my local retail stores from independents to outdoorsmans wearhouse and or Cabelas. Whereas I was able to find at least one factory offering at each place in .260 and as far as I know its relatively easy to make brass from a number of calibers if you cant find any, and with lapua releasing brass for the .260 this month.... Again my personal choice, honestly hard to go wrong either way. I will say I think the H-S stock and target action is a great start and being a savage you can always throw on a new tube with relative ease if you don't like the caliber's performance
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:24 AM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

I reload so factory ammo is not a concern. The Creed burns barrels faster at little difference in performance. I looked at both and it is far easier to make brass for the 260, and with reloading I can get the same performance.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

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I reload so factory ammo is not a concern. The Creed burns barrels faster at little difference in performance. I looked at both and it is far easier to make brass for the 260, and with reloading I can get the same performance.
Interesting, I thought with the neck design of the Creed that it would have at least as good if not better barrel life. Why would the 260 have better barrel life?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:57 PM
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Re: Savage 12 LRP vs Savage 10 Predator 24"

^I was wondering the same thing. Never heard of barrel life issues with the Creed...^
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