Very skeptical of this. Sorry. I have heard the opposite. You can't use mag reviews, they are always good. Real world, I have heard the AR-30 is a bit better than the Savage, but the Remington is a better gun then both for the money.
The top of the heap is the AI. I have shot all but the Savage though, so I could be wrong.
every test I've ever seen ended with the comment that this was the most accurate snipers rifle out of the box on the market. Not my comment, but the tester's of course. Now I'll be the first to tell you that I've not read a test on the AR30, and probably never will as I have little interest in sniper's rifles (but of course not against them in any way)
The military once played around with a high tec version of the good old M14 down at Bragg. The action was space age alloy, and the barrel was something that will never rust or loose it's throat. The rifle was pretty light, and was deadly at 1000 yards on every shot. Folks involved in shooting it simply said it was absolutely the most accurate rifle they'd ever seen, and these folks could have any rifle they wanted.
Eh, 26 is plenty for me. You don't get that much more with longer. Not enough to not kill at a 1000 yards.
gotta agree with you here. Long barrels become tuning forks with uncontrollable harmonics. But I suppose a guy could do a tuner (note: I'd hate to think about what it's gonna take to build one for the .338 Lapua!!). The weights would have to be made out of Mallory Metal, and even then it'd be nine to twelve inches long. Be a seriously interesting project.