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Old 04-14-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: Opinions on Savage 111 Long Range Hunter

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I have a 338 Lapua mag great groups but hornady factory ammo sticks had chamber polished by savage hornady still sticks lapua brass doesnt.
Try spraying the unfired rounds with Hornady One-Shot prior to chambering.

If you search around here (on forum) you'll find some interesting comments about Joyce Hornady .338 Lapua factory loads and brass.

Aside from the suspect .338 caliber, I like Hornady components, brass, projectiles and load data. I guess you can't be good with everything.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: Opinions on Savage 111 Long Range Hunter

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I'm also new to this forum so here it goes. This past feb I purchased the savage model 111 long range hunter in a 7mm rem mag. I did alot of reserach before deciding to purchase a savage, and was impressed with the gun when I received it. Then the nightmare began, first off I went through a few quality scopes & probably 3 different bases/rings to find out that the holes on the receiver that were drilled by savage were mis-aligned! This includes the one piece talley's, and the leupold prw rings! I called savage which told me to return it for them to look into it. I did some reserach & pretty much found out that they would only correct or replace if windage adjustable rings couldn't solve the problem! I happened to have a set of windage adjustable rings, so I installed them & that did solve my problem of the scope running out of adjustment to the left! I also had the same issue that has been mentioned on this forum of the stock hitting the so called free floating barrel! I also had to have that corrected by a good friend of mine who is also loading my berger bullets. The gun is finally cutting hole's at a 100 yards using 180 grain bergers which I am very happy about! My problem is before this gun was ever shipped to me you would think savage would double check their product! This gun should have never left the factory with the issues it had! Especially coming from a company who is stating that this isn't the same old savage! & The definition of accuracy! I would not buy another savage due to what I have had to deal with. There are plenty of gun companies out there that double check their products before they leave the factory, in fact you can buy a weatherby vanguard series 2 which GUARANTEES sub-moa with a 3 shot group at a 100 yards for 1/2 the price of the savage LRH! Good luck to all those who have a savage! Stay safe & shootem straight!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:46 PM
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Re: Opinions on Savage 111 Long Range Hunter

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I have owned a LRH in 6.5x284 for about a year. I get 2975 fps out of it with the brake on and can keep 5 shots in 1.5" at 500 yards with 140 Berger Hunting VLD's. I get virtually no change in POI between cold bore and warm bore shots. It didn't take much effort to get it shooting. The weight is just right for me and I really like the adjustable cheekpiece. On the negative side, I don't like the rubbery feel of the crappy plastic stock and the brake freezes up no matter what I do to avoid it. Just left it open and forgot about it. I did have to take some sandpaper to the stock at the forearm tip to fully float the barrel. I won this rifle at a match. My primary hunting rig is a Cooper 52. Performance wise, the Savage doesn't give up much if anything to the Cooper so far. Fit, finish, and overall workmanship, no contest. For short money though, the LRH is probably one of the better performing hunting rigs out there.
Greyfox, I have almost decided on the same setup based on feed back from others on 700yd deer gun with reasonable recoil. The load you have mentioned is what I plan on starting with. Have you taken any deer at long range with this load? I am in Idaho and hunting big muleys so the performance of this load on game is the final criteria I'm looking at. Thanks for your time.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:52 PM
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Re: Opinions on Savage 111 Long Range Hunter

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Greyfox, I have almost decided on the same setup based on feed back from others on 700yd deer gun with reasonable recoil. The load you have mentioned is what I plan on starting with. Have you taken any deer at long range with this load? I am in Idaho and hunting big muleys so the performance of this load on game is the final criteria I'm looking at. Thanks for your time.
I have not shot a mulie past 440 yards with this load, but he was a big Alberta buck that went right down. I have shot 8 whitetails between 550 and 998 yards. All broadside chest shots, one shot kills with complete penetration. 1" entrance, 3" exit with major internal damage. I would not have any problem shooting big mulie at 700+yards with this load.
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