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Old 01-06-2012, 11:42 PM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

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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.
I agree it's not really a hunting rifle, but protection? I guess in certain situations you may need protection at 1700 yards. It seems more like half artillery cannon and half rifle.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:46 AM
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I agree it's not really a hunting rifle, but protection? I guess in certain situations you may need protection at 1700 yards. It seems more like half artillery cannon and half rifle.
In times of strife and civil disobedience (at least that's what people think will occur), it is advantageous to discharge your weapon at targets farther away than closer. The 110BA is all about targets at long distance....and of course LEO sniping.

Get yourself a 111LRH. it can assume the same role and actually be a hunting (for animals) firearm that the BA can't.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:42 AM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

I am thinking about building a 338 lapua custom. Are you saying that the Savage is just as good out of the box?
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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I have a Savage LRH 111 in6.5x284. I have a question about the stock on the new 338 model. Is it the same rubber coated plastic as the smaller calibers or is ia composite? there appears to be a different description in the catalog. I know the tactical 111 has an HS Prexision.
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I am thinking about building a 338 lapua custom. Are you saying that the Savage is just as good out of the box?
It's not bad.... You could add a custom stock but the action/barrel is (in my opinion) pretty good out of the box, especially for the price of admission....

I sighted the scope in at 100 yards. It took 6 shots and the last 2 went down the same hole (factory ammunition). Can't say at 1000 yards but I took a doe at 265 and it tagged her exactly where I aimed at. 1000 yard shots are uncommon here. It was actually 5 shots...read below.....

Because this is a new caliber for me, I have yet to build any loads so I purchased pre-loaded factory made rounds initially.

I started another thread concerning the PPU .338 Lapua/FMJBT. I would not recommend the ammunition to anyone. It's appreciably less expensive than the Lapua loaded rounds (with Scenar projectiles), even less than the Hornady loads. However, I've experienced non-ignition with these rounds. The projectile is accurate enough (appears to be), but, if it don't light off, it's DOA.

I have no confidence in the PPU loads.

I can't imagine how pissed I'd be if I took aim on a trophy buck and touched her off and CLICK went the firing pin and nothing......

At least it was at the range and not in the field. I racked the round 2 times to make sure. The primer is fully indented, the primer is a dud. This is unexcusable, especially in this day and age of quality control.

Numerous calls to PPU have gone unanswered and calles to the retailer, Cabelas, has netted nothing as well.

I have 2 boxes of ammunition that I deem unreliable. Time to pull the projectiles, dump the powder, pop the primers and reload with reliable components.

What I'm saying here is aviod PPU ammunition except for controlled (range) shooting where a dud don't ruin your day or hunt.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:08 AM
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

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I have a Savage LRH 111 in6.5x284. I have a question about the stock on the new 338 model. Is it the same rubber coated plastic as the smaller calibers or is ia composite? there appears to be a different description in the catalog. I know the tactical 111 has an HS Prexision.
The stock-stock is rubba coated plastic (no problem with peeling because the brake is fixed so no need to use the recommended brake cleaner to keep it rotating (and cause the stock coating to peel.....).

You can order the 111LRH with the HS stock. The Karsten cheek comes as the standard model.

Interestingly, my little Ruger 10-22 match target rifle has the same stock, at least in material.

The catalog is a bit ambiguous. Took a call to Savage to clarify the different models.

Expect a wait on the 111LRH. They are in short supply (or at least were when I ordered mine). I suspect Savage runs limited production on this model......
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Re: savage 110BA vs 11/111 in 338 LM

What is the diameter at the muzzle for the LRH 338 LM?
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