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What would you buy? Help me blow some $$$

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Unread 12-31-2010, 11:33 PM
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What would you buy? Help me blow some $$$

Long story short:
I have a $500 gift card to bass pro shop. I can throw another 300 or so down on top of that towards a new rifle.
I am lacking a varmint / small predator gun and I have an interest in getting a large 338 as well.

I am limited to factory rifles as it has to come from Bass.

One more monkey wrench in the gears: I'm a lefty.

I'm looking at a savage 16 weather warrior in 22-250 or a Thompson Encore in the same. Seems like getting the Encore may be difficult.
The savage is a 1 in 12, where is that in the scheme of things for this caliber?
Nothing in any 338 sparked my interest in a factory LH rifle.

Other suggestions?

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    Unread 01-01-2011, 09:16 AM
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    Re: What would you buy? Help me blow some $$$

    22-250 1:12 twist should put you in the 55 to 60 grain projectile range. Wish I could help on spending your money, but I have a tough time figuring out what I want to spend mine on.


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    I'm sure you are not limited to what is on the floor. They could always order you in what you want. For predator, I am going with a .204 Ruger or something in that variation. Go to 6mmbr.com and look at their article on .20 caliber rifles. Some interesting info. You'll have splat factor to about 350-400 yards if you reload. You can use the Sierra 39grn Blitzkings which have a higher BC than a .224 cal to about 60grn bullet. You can push them pretty fast too. If you want a .338 then I would look for a RUM.

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    Anything I buy would almost certainly be a special order, but it still has to be a factory mass produced gun, they will not order a custom gun.
    I think I might just get a 243 in a savage. I'm not concerned with pelt damage and I should benefit from the higher bc bullets.
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    These would be my choices. Nice thing about the short action is that there are more options for aftermarket stocks if you don't like the Accu-stock.

    Savage Arms Firearms > 12 FLV

    Savage Arms Firearms > 16 FLHSS

    Savage Arms Firearms > 11 FLNS

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    good call on the .243
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    liltank,
    do you think there is a real difference in accuracy from an accustock model vs. a non-accustock?
    I really do not need the corrosion resistance of the Weather Warrior, but if the accustock will make an appreciable difference that is likely the way I will go.
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