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Old 03-06-2013, 12:46 AM
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Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

K guys talk me into one or the other. From what can see is the difference is the LRP has a 26in barrel, varmit hunter has 24in. LRP has a HS Precision stock and the VH has qn accustock. Trigger on the LRP is a Target accutrigger and the VH is the basic accutrigger. The LRP I can get for $999 or the VH is $861 out the door. So is the extra $220 ish worth it??
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:11 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

In my opinion yes. Where can you buy an HS precision stock for $220 dollars. Do you like a trigger lighter than 2.5#?
I think the LRP will be slightly heavier, but if this is not an issue to you I think its a no brainer. And who doesn't want the performance from 2 extra inches?
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:43 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

Ya im pretty sure thats whats gonna get purchased today as I got to have it before the nephews B-Day. I dont think the extra weight will be a big deal, he is a 7th grader and weighs about 155. Im really shocked at what people are asking for used LRP's. over a $1000 used and you can buy BRAND NEW for $999.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:46 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

I have two 112's and one model 12. I'm 6'1' 175# and they are not easy to shoot off handed. So I think a 7th grader may be limited to bipod and rest positions only. However, I got my first 112 FLVSS at age 11-12 so maybe he can do it.
The LRP is not meant to be shot off handed anyway, so I would buy it!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:57 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

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I have two 112's and one model 12. I'm 6'1' 175# and they are not easy to shoot off handed. So I think a 7th grader may be limited to bipod and rest positions only. However, I got my first 112 FLVSS at age 11-12 so maybe he can do it.
The LRP is not meant to be shot off handed anyway, so I would buy it!
Out here in the west is not a place to shoot off hand as its WIDE OPEN. He has hunted with my Gordy Gritters heavy barreled .243 with a mounted bipod the past couple years and its been fine. Right now im dumbfounded at the asking prices of used LRP's.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:00 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

Iíd go with the LRP but that takes some additional explanation.

I and a friend have identical Savage 260 Rem model 12 LRPs. Our latest thing is shooting golf balls at 800 yards. We miss most shots but they shoot well enough that you arenít just wasting ammo trying this. They also donít get hot with round after round down the tube. The HS precision stock is the best you can get on a Savage. All good right?

There is a problem however. Full up with scope it weighs 14.2 pounds. It has a no taper target barrel which makes it very front heavy and it is NOT a good choice for a hunting rifle unless you wonít be walking around with it.

Having said that, if you do what I did you can have a dual use target/hunting rifle for little extra money. By an extra barrel and bolt assembly. I bought a large shank 26 inch varmit contour stainless barrel in 270 WSM that I can plug in. This makes the gun into a nicely balanced yet heavy hunting rifle that will shoot neck and neck with the 270 Weatherby Mag. (I bought the factory new barrel off Numrichís site for $95 - under the 110 model info.)
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

Not to be nit picking, but do you mean predator hunter instead of varmint? Just want to make sure because I am currently making the same decision with those two and also the lrh. I am also trying to decide between the 260 and the 6.5x284. Not trying to steal your thread, just waching for others opinions and to see what you decide, and why.
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