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

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:51 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

6mm br, inexpensive to shoot, easy on shoulder, most accurate out to 300 and winning 1000 yard competitions to boot. You'll hunt someday!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:41 PM
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Update

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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:08 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

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The VLS stock dosn't ride the bags very well, but with a few tricks can be made a lot better. If your kinda handy with a saw and are not afraid to do a serious rework of the stock, you can make it 100% better than it is out of the box. I've seen it done two or three times, and before paint it does look very ugly.

Or you can simply order in the Savage 12BVSS-s, and with about one hour of sanding here and there come out with a pretty good stock. But even then it can be made a lot better with about an hour of wood work, and about three hours of contouring. The Savage stock is far easier to rework as it's already halfway there.
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I havent noticed that..? I have the same stock ( unpainted) on 4 different rifles, some purchased and some I had constructed ( 22-250; 243; 260 Rem and 6mmBR) and they all side fine on my cheapo Caldwell bags..??

The forearm fits my left hand perfectly...that and I wouldnt have a Savage in the house. I hate that trigger they have among other items.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

Why not just look at the 12 LRP, its available in 6.5 creedmoor only thing is its just a 26" barrel but its under 1000$.
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Why not just look at the 12 LRP, its available in 6.5 creedmoor only thing is its just a 26" barrel but its under 1000$.

That's the one I still have in mind. I just wanted to see the difference in price and options to see if it's worth it to step up to a custom one due to the accuracy reports from this rifle. Even full retail isn't as bad as I thought, and I won't be paying full retail for it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:51 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

I suspect you'll pay about 1475 for the custom shop 12lrpv 6.5 creed, or you could get a 12 F class from the custom shop in 6.5 creed for about 1350. I still think the 12 lrp is a good choice, there is a long time member on here, I can't recall his name right off, but he has one in 260 and said it was a 1/4 moa rifle and it was good enough for the 400yrd egg shoots he was going to use it for with 140 bergers at 2850, I would expect the same from the same rifle in 6.5 creedmoor and at only 850-925$ I think they are a deal. I still wouldn't get my hopes up to high on anything past 500yrds using factory hornady ammo, I have chronographed some of their ammo, the worst being leverevolution 444 with a extreme spread of 280fps, and the best being superformance match 308 at 21fps extreme. Buy they 900$ rifle and use another 800 to start reloading, just a thought.
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

I did not read posts past page 2 but I want to coment on your thoughts about reloading. I recomend a simple turret press. That way you can set up all your dies once and leave them except for clean lube an d putting them away for season. I use a T-Mag II by Lyman but would suggest a T7 by Redding. I use mine as a single stage press instead of progressive but having all my dies set up and ready is very nice.
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