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Old 12-15-2011, 10:30 PM
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Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

A friend of mine from a couple of states away called me the other day asking about a long range rifle (or his version of long range anyway). He wants to shoot to 500 yards and wants to buy a factory rifle in 300 win mag. He has plenty of $$ but don't want to spend $4K on a custom.

I told him for an off the shelf rifle that I had heard lots of good things on this forum about Savage. He asked what model I thought he should get so that is my question. Which model have you guys been having success with?

He wants to get the rifle and bring it out in a month or so for me to set up and get him shooting to 500.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:53 PM
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Re: Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

500 yards, well if thats it I would try and turn him away from the 300 win mag. Realy there just is not a need for that much gun at that range. If your looking at savage look at the long range hunter model in 6.5x284, or a 308 winchester.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:05 PM
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Re: Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

Model 111 Long Range Hunter or Model 110 HS Precision.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:19 PM
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Re: Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

Thanks guys, I don't disagree on the caliber but he is set on a 300 win mag and it will certainly perform fine at 500 yards so I did not try too hard to talk him out of it.

After browsing the Savage web site the 110 HS Precision would be my choice as I have A5 stocks on all my LR rigs and like the more tactical type stock. I will tell him either that one or the 111 LR Hunter. He may prefer a more traditional look and feel.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:55 AM
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Re: Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

110 HS would be excellent, but if traditional is the way here a re a few:

Savage Arms Firearms > 16/116 Bear Hunter

Savage Arms Firearms > 16/116 FHSS

He could also call Savage and have them build him a 112BVSS. It's not a production model anymore, but they will put one together for him. I've read to many reports of the 300WM in the 111LRH with accuracy issues. So I am directing in the way of purchasing a regular rifle and upgrading as needed. If he would like a muzzle break, then he could purchase an aftermarket and put one on. IF he should go with the HS, then that would be the best set up.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:28 AM
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Re: Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

A good friend of mine is having good success with the Weather Warrior model in 7wsm , stainless barrel, Accu-Stock & Accu-Trigger for around $800..looking forward to hearing about his Montana Elk Hunt
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Re: Savage shooters.... What model for a buddy?

+2 on the 112 BVSS. I have one and 500 yds is really fun with this gun and 200 gr Accubonds.
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