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Old 01-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

I hunt quite a bit in the mountains and hike far away from any atv trail. I am kicking around the idea of selling my Savage 110BA in 338 Lapua Magnum and buying the Savage Model: 11/111 Long Range Hunter in 338 LM.

I bought the 110BA about a year ago and havent been able to use it at all for hunting since it involves so much hiking and climbing. I dont have any complaints on the accuracy of the 110BA, it just doesnt suit my needs right now.
The weight of the 111 is nearly half of the 110BA.

Have any of you shot both of these rifles or have any input?

How is the recoil with the reduced weight of the rifle?

Is the muzzle brake standard on the 111 in 338lm?

Any differences in accuracy?


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Old 01-04-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

The BA is a tank. I can't imagine packing it anywhere. The weight of the firearm equals a couple days meals and a carton of granola bars..........

The BA is a wicked looking machine but not a hunting rifle, more of a SWAT type firearm.

The 111 LRH isn't all that light but compared to the BA, it's a flyweight.

I'm pushing 12 pounds with a Leupy on the rail, which is from the factory a 20 MOA cant.

It has a fixed brake in .338 (other chamberings in the 111 LRH offering are adjustable even though the Savage website states to the contrary)...and the recoil is light, attributable to the brake's efficiency. Nice soft butt pad. I've even shot it from my hip (not recommended) but it's quite controllable. The recoil reminds me of a 30-06. 3 position safety and the trigger is typical accutrigger, no creep and crisp. Mine came set at 3 pounds (according to the Lyman trigger pull gage) and I've left it there. The synthetic stock is clean and straight and don't touch the free floated barrel anywhere.

At least you don't have to spray the muzzle brake with brake cleaner and risk peeling the overcoating on the stock. None needed and no peeling.

I got mine with the Karsten adjustable cheek instead of the HS stock. The Karsten cheek on the snot stock is lighter (than the HS option) and works just fine for me, in fact, I've marked my rest and my son marked his so we can adjust the cheek to each of our preferences.

The big drawback for me is the barrell length. It's cumbersome in the woods, always getting hung up on low hanging pine branches when shouldered. I'm getting used to bending over and staying that way when going under trees....

Don't want to walk through a doorway with it shouldered upright.........

I keep thinking about taking a pipe cutter to the end...........

Shot wise, I've only had it out to 300 yards but it's putting them where I want them at 300. I expect no less (other than bullet drop) at 600 on out.

Bottom line, for the price of admission, it's a helluva long range shooter.
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:34 AM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

I assume the brake it comes with is similar to the one on the 110BA? Savage has two dif pics up on it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:48 AM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

Appears the same as mine. Mine is fixed. Savage website shows and adjustable brake (listing) on the .338 Lapua. I called Savage about that. It's fixed, I presume for your shoulder's sake.

Not a benchrest firearm with bystanders near. I sighted mine in at our club and had a fellow about 1o feet down that shouted that I 'threw sand in his face' when I touched it off the first time. he said he could feel the pressure 10 feet away.

I imagine elk outfitters would cringe at the sight of it......

Still ungainly in the woods carried upright. Our west, probably no problem. Here in piney woods Michigan it's a PITA.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

So no one has shot both rifles? The 110ba and 111 lhr in 338?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:50 PM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

I haven't because the 110BA isn't what I consider a hunting (for game) rifle but a hunting for homo sapien weapon instead.

I much prefer and own numerous pistols for protection (if necessary) and I don't need or want that style of gun.
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