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111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

I've been shooting my savage LRH in 300 WIN-mag now for a year since I developed a load for it. I have my scope retical figured-out to 1000 yards.Been practicing doping the wind @ long range.I harvested a nice buck @783-yards cross two canyons in southern Arizona,This is my rifle I love it.None of this would have hapend without some very serious load development my savage shoots tight.I bought a savage 25-06 in the cheap model edge,had a timney installed in it and stuck a ziess scope on it . I have my last bullet seating test to shoot this week-end and it will put 3 holes in the paper @ 100-yards that touch each other,cracks me up.Savage is truely a great rifle in my book hopefullly they can set yours stright............
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:27 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

hey guys... Mine is chamberedin 300wsm and has a hinged floor plate. I would really like to convert the floor plate to a clip if possible.. Any conversion kits available that anyone know's of?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:39 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

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Sending mine back to savage the holes are over .050" out of alignment with the barrel. Will see what they will do.
Good luck, hope Savage make it right for you.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:06 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

Not that I have heard of' you might check with a good gun smith if you have one in your area.But then you might be opening up a can of worms cause then oboma might make you turn it IN.......................
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:50 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

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Not that I have heard of' you might check with a good gun smith if you have one in your area.But then you might be opening up a can of worms cause then oboma might make you turn it IN.......................
I dont have to worry about that as I live in Canada, lol... I've already talked to my local gunsmith, and he siad it would be possible, for between $400-500 then I'll need to buy a clip(s) on top of that. He recommended that I do some digging and asking around first.. So if you hear of anything, let me know pls!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:57 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

338, Where are you with your Savage? I don't see any recent posts by you.

I haven't been able to read every word on this thread, so I apologize in advance if I'm repeating something that's already been said or ruled out. I just hoped I might be able to say something helpful here for this situation.

I have a standard, Savage 111 FNS I bought new in 1998, before Accutrigger was even on the menu. Back then their triggers were adjustable, but notoriously inconsistent (some wouldn't adjust below 5-6 lbs). I guess a lucked out with this one and got a good stock trigger that adjusts down to 3 lbs., so I never switched it for an aftermarket trigger. Mine shoots 1/2"-3/4" groups with Federal Bluebox Power-shok 180 gr, when I do my part right.

It won't shoot like that right after cleaning. There's no way to get all the oil out of the barrel no matter how much you swab or run dry patches through. It takes 2-3 shots of burning up oil residues, before it settles down and achieves this level of accuracy.

When I first got it, it wouldn't shoot like this either. I had broken my barrel in meticulously, cleaning to pure white, clean patch between each of the first 20 rounds and cleaned between each 3 rounds for the next 40-50 after that. I had checked my scope mounts. Checked to make sure everything was good and tight. I was still only getting 1 1/2-3+" groups with all kinds of ammo. I had tried everything I knew without taking it to some guru or buying all kinds of aftermarket improvements.

I was pretty frustrated, but what did I expect from a "budget" rifle?

Then one day I was tinkering with it and figured out that both of the action/assembly bolts attaching the stock to the metal were over-torqued at the factory. Even though I'd taken it apart a couple of times, when I'd reassembled, I tightened them back up that tight too. I finally tried simply backing them out and tightening until securely and completely engaged but not "horse-cranked" down into the stock, like it came in the box.

I'm not sure what Savage's proper torque specs are for the action/assembly bolts in your "Long Range" gun, but you might check to make sure yours aren't simply over-torqued. It made a world of difference for accuracy in my Savage, to have these bolts/screws tight enough, but not way too tight.

Hoping your problem gets resolved soon!

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:11 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

Most of the new savages are right at 40 inch pounds.
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