Its a Savage model 12FVSS 270wsm. I would use it for hunting whitetails at longer ranges. I have a rem cdl in 270win but I was thinking this would be better when the shots get around 600 yards. Last year I took the sendero 300rum out and nailed one at 547yards but I was thinking a smaller caliber for the deer since I havet got to go elk hunting with it yet. Had alot of people ask how big is that gun when I told them a 300rum they thought I was nuts but I wanted to shoot something but paper with it. Around here a 30-06 is big for some guys not me. I would like to here your opinions on this gun or if you think I should look at something else please mention what.
Everybody on here but me tends to like Savages it seems. They all have had great luck with the accuracy out of them. I on the hand did not. I bought there Stainless/synthetic version also in a 270 WSM. I tried tons of bullets/powder/primer/OAL's and nothing shot better then 1.5" It would usually put 2 shots within .5" of each other, but the rifle had major problems with a 3rd shot flyer. I dont think it was me time after time after time. My vote is to buy a Remington or Winchester. But then again, you'll have some guys that said they got worse groups then 1.5" out of those 2 brands. The factory rifle is a crapshoot basically. Some are really good, some are ok, some are pretty horrible.
I guess I would have to say you should not let peer pressure talk you into buying another rifle just because they say your 300 RUM is to big for deer, nonsense!!
Use a quality bullet that will not blow up on impact and the 300 RUM is a deer killer with few peers. While it may be more then needed for lighter deer at any range really, I am not one to buy into the overgunnened theory.
I used a Rem 700 in 300 RUM for years as my dedicated whitetail rifle.
If YOU want another rifle fine, on average the Savage rifles will shoot very well but do not feel guilty for using the 300 RUM on deer. Just use the proper bullets and you will be fine. If you shoot the rifle well, that is all that matters.
Just my opinion,
Allen Precision Shooting
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Over gunned, There is not such a thing. Dead is dead no matter how you look at it. By the way, it's always fun to pull out the syringe while everyone else pulls out 30-30. Don't let peer pressuer get you.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
Well maybe I will just keep useing it then. I like how you guys think. So out of my 3 best shooting loads what one would you say for whitetails. 1. 180 accubond 2. 180 Barnes XLC. 3. barnes triple shock
also I have some 180grain J36 I have yet to try in the rum, I tried them in the 300winne on paper but never game.