Re: Savage Long Range Hunter Help
I have owned a Savage LRH in 6.5x284 for about 3 years. It is exceptionally accurate shooting 140 Gr Berger Hunting VLDs. Firstly, the cartridge. I have been shooting the 6.5x284 for several years. Used for hunting which doesn't require shooting hot, and in high volume sessions seen in the target competition, you will experience barrel life that is not much different, and perhaps better than many of the calibers that have the ballistic performance, and are capable of flattening medium game at 1000 yards. Recoil is light, it is easy to load,and inherently accurate. My Savage LRH and a few others I have seen are very accurate. I have shot several 5 shot groups at 500 yards that measured less than 1.5". With the brake and recoil pad it feels like a 22-250. The accutrigger is is crisp and light at 2.5#. The stock is not great but the adjustable cheek piece, and accustock system make for a good fit and stable platform. It is very comfortable for my build. I did have to relieve the forearm tip to fully float the barrel. This took 5 minutes with sandpaper. It has proven durable for hunting purposes. The barrel weight is medium heavy with about a .73" diameter. Light enough to carry and enough weight to provide enough stability for accurate 1000 yard shooting. For the money, it's a solid value for a turnkey LR rig. IMO.
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