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Old 08-05-2009, 10:35 AM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

I read another article where a stock savage from factory in the F/TR model won a shooting event. They tried to say it was a custom rifle and take away the win from the guy. The shooter had to get a letter from savage stating that they do not offer a custom rifle, and the model that was used in fact was an off the shelf model.

They are good rifles. I don't care what anyone else wants to spend, I'm sticking with the savage rifle.

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Old 08-18-2009, 08:18 PM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

I would go to sharpshootersupply.com they have a ton of savage goodies.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:54 AM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

as for the stock, why dont you drop it in a Mcrees stock, modular and will adapt to any situation. alternatively if you want to place it on a front rest BR type, just change the fore end
http://accurateshooter.net/Blog/mcreesav1x550.jpg

you can also have another bit of kit for the butt and include a monopod or else use the leather bags.

http://ee.ar15.com/uploadImages/2009...43750_File.JPG

as for the rest, plenty of info has already been posted.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:31 PM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

I now have it in a Choate USS stock and I like it so far. I like the weight of it (some complain of the weight) and I like the design so far. I need to still get the new barrel and scope. My plans for the scope are pretty fixed now at a Nikon 8-32x40. Does this sound reasonable? I have heard from many that the Nikon is the best bang for the buck.

As for barrel I see most are about the same price. Is there a barrel that is drop in that is better than the rest? I have looked at the Shilen and some others, but I don't have my heart set on one yet.

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Old 09-09-2009, 08:06 PM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

IMO you are going about this backwards.

1. Decide on what type 600-1000 yd comp. Is it Fclass, BR, NRA long range, Palma or what? Once you decide that, you can start picking caliber and components.

Palma requires a 30 inch tight bore 308 shooting 155s.
Fclass is 6mm, 7mm and 6.5-284 primarily.
600-1k BR is 6mm, 7mm, 6.5 284 and 30 cal (300 win mag, 300 WSM and 300 Ack Imp are top 3)
NRA LR could be any of the above.

2. If you are set on the savage, have it trued and timed by kevin rahill or Fred moro at Sharp shooter supply. Fred also supplies good stocks for the savage for most disciplines. Better yet ask Fred if he has a timed target action for sale (normally does $500 and no year wait)

3. Fred and Shilen also have ready to drop in barrels for most calibers.

4. I would pick the 6mm BRX with a .100 throat in a 1-8 twist barrel that is 28" for 100-107 gr bullets. You can use standard BR dies and will run those bullets 2950 or so and works for almost all disciplines. Easy on barrels, inexpensive to reload, great shooting with no brake and accurate as hell.

5. Now if it is to be your elk rifle, then no choice but the 300 WSM . 2-3x the barrel life of any other mag and accuracy second to none. Only go with 30" barrel in 1-11 twist that will shoot the bullets up to 210 gr at 2850-3000 fps depending on the gun.

Either one will make a poor hunting rifle if they are "competitive" comp guns. Better buy another hunting rifle. Never has been a "competitive" comp gun built that was not on a BR stock or stock for that discipline.

Kind of like building one car for NASCAR racing and the local taxi at the same time. That is not going to happen and be good.

BH
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:47 PM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

Well, I will probably build a field gun then. I am pretty set on the 300WM as my choice for cartridge. I looked at Shilen barrels but the lead time is 16 weeks right now and I was hoping to have this ready to go in under a month. I am pretty sure I will go with the Nikon scope as well.

Is there a barrel that is as good as Shilen but has a shorter delivery time? I am looking for a bull barrel that is about 27".

I guess I will build a comp rifle later.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:36 AM
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Re: Starting a 600-1000 yd rifle

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Originally Posted by BountyHunter View Post
IMO you are going about this backwards.

1. Decide on what type 600-1000 yd comp. Is it Fclass, BR, NRA long range, Palma or what? Once you decide that, you can start picking caliber and components.

Palma requires a 30 inch tight bore 308 shooting 155s.
Fclass is 6mm, 7mm and 6.5-284 primarily.
600-1k BR is 6mm, 7mm, 6.5 284 and 30 cal (300 win mag, 300 WSM and 300 Ack Imp are top 3)
NRA LR could be any of the above.

2. If you are set on the savage, have it trued and timed by kevin rahill or Fred moro at Sharp shooter supply. Fred also supplies good stocks for the savage for most disciplines. Better yet ask Fred if he has a timed target action for sale (normally does $500 and no year wait)

3. Fred and Shilen also have ready to drop in barrels for most calibers.

4. I would pick the 6mm BRX with a .100 throat in a 1-8 twist barrel that is 28" for 100-107 gr bullets. You can use standard BR dies and will run those bullets 2950 or so and works for almost all disciplines. Easy on barrels, inexpensive to reload, great shooting with no brake and accurate as hell.

5. Now if it is to be your elk rifle, then no choice but the 300 WSM . 2-3x the barrel life of any other mag and accuracy second to none. Only go with 30" barrel in 1-11 twist that will shoot the bullets up to 210 gr at 2850-3000 fps depending on the gun.

Either one will make a poor hunting rifle if they are "competitive" comp guns. Better buy another hunting rifle. Never has been a "competitive" comp gun built that was not on a BR stock or stock for that discipline.

Kind of like building one car for NASCAR racing and the local taxi at the same time. That is not going to happen and be good.

BH

+1 on the 1:11 twist!

Tank
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