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Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

 
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: Learning curve... VERY STEEP!!!

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Guys,

Again thanks so much for your help with this. The experience and knowledge base on this forum is far beyond anything I have ever run across before. It's great that so many of you are willing to share the info you have so generously.

I'm excited about this new sport, even with the steep learning curve to it.

It's kind of funny, but when I read some pistol forums sometimes I get a little bored, but occasionally a goes off.

The more I dig into this forum... the more my head hurts!!!!
I did find out a couple days ago that you can simply buy the Savage PTA action for $505 from Northland. Add a Krieger barrel and a good stock, and your still under $1400 with a rifle capable of bug holes
gary
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:23 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

Gary you make an excellent piont, I purchased a NIB PTA from a member on here that is a dual port for 475.00, hawk hill customs is doing a 26.5" 1:11.2" twist 308win barrel with a break, and I will be using a 3 pillar stock from stockade, the moneysaver version that's only 315.00 so I will have a total of 1315.00 in it. If it shoots half as good as the right port 8.3 twist 6.5x284 like it in a savage f class stock that's bedded, it'll still be a quarter inch rifle. So this may be the way to go, I have 3 pta's, one is still a factory savage, I love all three, they all shoot great.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:27 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

I have a Savage 110 BA in .308 and out of the box it was a laser beam shooting rifle. I put a Vortex Viper 6.5-20 mildot on it and with Hornady factory match rounds I can put a bullet in an existing bullet hole if I control my breathing at 100 yds. With hand loading I can do 1/4" groups at 250- 300.

I chose it for two reasons. 1. was I had an AR10 in .308 and I wanted to standardize my bullet types. 2. You can do a lot of work on the rifle with the right tools yourself no need to go through a gunsmith.
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

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I have a Savage 110 BA in .308 and out of the box it was a laser beam shooting rifle. I put a Vortex Viper 6.5-20 mildot on it and with Hornady factory match rounds I can put a bullet in an existing bullet hole if I control my breathing at 100 yds. With hand loading I can do 1/4" groups at 250- 300.

I chose it for two reasons. 1. was I had an AR10 in .308 and I wanted to standardize my bullet types. 2. You can do a lot of work on the rifle with the right tools yourself no need to go through a gunsmith.
there were road tests done a year or so ago, the the 110BAS was regarded as the most accurate production snipers rifle out there regardless of price. Like to see them offer it in .300 WBY mag
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

I'd have to say that my most accurate out-of-the-box gun w/ factory ammo is my Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mmSTW with Federal Premium 160gr Accubonds. From the factory (with only a trigger job) it was shooting 1 ragged hole with that ammo. And now with handloads it's still a 1-hole gun.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:28 PM
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Well I finally got through to Savage today. They are swamped, and I was on hold for over 20 minutes yesterday before I gave up. I was able to get through today and got some info.

Here's what I was looking for (the basics):

Model 12 LRPV
6.5 Creedmoor
30" Barrel - non-fluted
*Dual port (either left or right is possible)

Retail Price: $1,737.00 (That's RETAIL, not dealer price)

Anyway, this looks like the route I'm going to go, but would like some ideas on other options you guys think would be good.

Gary, or anybody else that had some info or a magazine article on this one, if you could post the specs they had I would be great! Apparently there is no list of options, but basically if you want it, they could probably do it.
You got the fever just like I did. I gotta have it! I ordered the LRPV in 22-250 with the dual port, with the 1 in 9 twist.
Since the longest distance I can shoot is 500 yards & I already have enough bullets & brass to last me till I die, the 22-250 will suit my needs fine. 40 boxes of bullets will last me a long time. I have to drive 100 miles round trip, for the nearest place to shoot. When I ordered mine, I was told the retail was $1720, but I have a good friend with and FFL who'll shave $250 off that price. Mine has the 26 inch barrel though.
Effie at the Savage custom shop told me a 6-8 week delivery & I'd have my gun. Three to five weeks to go.
I saw a 15-20 minute YouTube video near the end of January & I've had the bug ever since.

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Old 05-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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Spencer,

Glad to hear it, and congrats on the new gun coming your way!

I've been sidetracked with some extra business expenses, but still plugging away on the budget for the long range gun. I'm pretty much set on the 6.5 Creedmoor, and have the glass picked out. Now I'm just waiting to get the budget together to pull the trigger. The good news is that I'm an FFL, so when I finally do pull the trigger, it will seem like Christmas when I get the package at my door!!!

Thanks again for all your help again with this thread. It is greatly appreciated!!!

Mike...
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