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Old 11-11-2012, 09:49 AM
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Savage long range 260

I just bought one now, what do I need to do to it, new trigger? New crown? I am new to long range. Also if it needs things who is a good person to really make it shine?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:29 AM
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Re: Savage long range 260

First thing you need to do is take it out & shoot it. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. There is nothing wrong with the accu-trigger once you get used to it. The LRP will shoot with most customs for a lot less in the $$$ department. Do yourself a HUGE favor:

Buy the very best Scope/Rings/base that you can afford. Don't skimp here. I have & would personally recommend a Murphy Precision picatinny rail & a high quality set of rings from American Rifle Company, NightForce, Badger, Seekins or Leupy MK4's (pretty much in that order).

Optics are another debate all together, jump into the optics section & read. When you're done reading, read some more. Do your homework. If you can't afford a hight end scope, search the classifieds here & on Sniper's Hide. You can buy a slightly used NightForce, MK4 or USO for several hundred buckaroos less than new & retain the outstanding factory warranty.


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Old 11-11-2012, 10:32 AM
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Re: Savage long range 260

Night force 3.5 x15 x50 what reticle I was looking at npr1with zero stop but surely will take advice
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:36 AM
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Re: Savage long range 260

You are most definitely on the right track. NightForce has an outstanding track record. The 15x max magnification will limit your range somewhat but it will get you to at least 1k.

Your reticle choice is also spot on. Great place to start, I think you will be surprised by the performance of that little Savage.


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Old 11-11-2012, 11:24 AM
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Re: Savage long range 260

Do you think the gun warrants the bigger night force 5 x 22 I think. Also who would you call to buy the rail and rings that with description of gun would sell me the right stuff?
Thanks your info is very helpful
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:50 AM
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Re: Savage long range 260

I was just looking at night force and the reticles. Is the velocity 1000 any better than npr1 with zero stop?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:22 PM
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Re: Savage long range 260

There are many optics dealers who are sponsors here that could give you an informed, intelligent answer to your optic mounting needs. The 5.5-22 is among the best choices for long range hunting. I have no experience with the Velocity Reticle, I don't see any advantages over the NP-R1.

Great Businesses I have dealt with:

Midway USA (shipping is a little expensive)
CS Tactical
Liberty Optics
Murphy Precision


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