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Old 06-11-2010, 04:59 AM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

Lothar Walter barrels are reputed to be very good, but I never had one. Your request clearly spells the answer: S A V A G E. I have a Model 12 LRPV with 1-7" twist factory barrel that shoots the 80 gr. Berger VLD lights out in competition. Yesterday, I shot a 2 1/2" group at 500 meters with it.

The big advantage of a Savage, is that you can easily change barrels yourself, avoiding the cost and delay of having a gunsmith do it.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:28 AM
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ive found a remington 700 used, it has a Lothar Walter barrel with 1:8" twist, but it cost a bit more, how how will it performe against the Savage?

From my experience shooting next to guys with custom rifles with way too much invested is that they're all proud of their remington custom whatever with a whoever's barrel on it when it shoot a 1/2" or less. Then my smart arse shows up with a factory savage rifle and does the same thing.

By all mean, if you want the custom whatever go for it and it'll likely serve you well. I won't try to talk you out of something you'd be happy with. For me though, I want accuracy first. Whether it's to be best all around long range gun I have (Savage 110FP 30-06) or a budget inexpensive rifle for cheaper practice (savage predator 223) I choose savage.

Whatever makes you happy though. I've seen some remingtons I've liked also and I wouldn't mind getting a sps tactical in 308.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

the remington costs about 300 bucks more, and has a silencer included, so im pretty keen on that, a 50cm 20mm thick L.W. pipe with 1:8" twist cant go wrong, im gona check if i can push the price down a bit... He says it has 300 shots through it, but for some reason 90% of every rifle sold second hand has just a couple of shots through it
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:05 PM
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the remington costs about 300 bucks more, and has a silencer included, so im pretty keen on that, a 50cm 20mm thick L.W. pipe with 1:8" twist cant go wrong, im gona check if i can push the price down a bit... He says it has 300 shots through it, but for some reason 90% of every rifle sold second hand has just a couple of shots through it

Sounds like a decent deal. Most guns that get sold usually have a low round count. There's more guns that get sold because of lack of use and the funds are wanted for something else.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:19 PM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

Ive made the deal now, it only cost me 18 dollars more with shipping included!
wow, looking foreward to testing it. Ive not started handloading yet, but it will come, so i'll only be able to shoot factory loads atm... 1:8" should do about everything...
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