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Old 03-06-2013, 10:15 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

Thanks for the dual barrel setup idea. I might get one for my 12LRP.

12LRP is way too heavy for hunting if hiking is involved. I would look into 111 Long range hunter.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:41 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

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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.
Ur exactly right i got them mixed up. Predator hunter is what I was deciding between and also was trying to decide on either the .260 & 6.5x284. Right now the .260 is in the lead for the fact u can use several different calibers cases and resize.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:32 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

I'm stil torn, the .260 is cheaper to shoot and is more readily available for brass, but the 6.5-284 is about 200fps faster. Notice I said about, depending on loads of course. I was kinda leaning toward the 6.5-284 just for the speed and that might make a diff for long range. Again not trying to steal your post, I'll just sit back and watch your results now that I gave my .02 worth.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:24 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

I own a Savage LRP in 260 that I use for targets, a LRH in 6.5x284 for game out to 1000 yards, and a Predator in 22-250 for varmints. All three hold .25MOA, sometimes better, at 500 yards. For me, while I like heavy rifles and shoot mostly prone, the LRP is way too heavy and off balanced for hunting if any kind of walking around is required. It's a great target rifle though. Looking at all three rifles, the perfect Long Range hunting rig would have the HS stock and trigger of the LRP and the barrel taper of the Predator in the LRP's length in 26" instead of 24". I'm partial to the 6.5x284 because of the additional 200-300 yards of terminal performance compared to the 260. The stocks on the Predator and LRH, while they work, are very cheaply made, and usually need some touching up with the barrel channel to fully float the barrel.. IMO.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:29 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 Predator hunter

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I own a Savage LRP in 260 that I use for targets, a LRH in 6.5x284 for game out to 1000 yards, and a Predator in 22-250 for varmints. All three hold .25MOA, sometimes better, at 500 yards. For me, while I like heavy rifles and shoot mostly prone, the LRP is way too heavy and off balanced for hunting if any kind of walking around is required. It's a great target rifle though. Looking at all three rifles, the perfect Long Range hunting rig would have the HS stock and trigger of the LRP and the barrel taper of the Predator in the LRP's length in 26" instead of 24". I'm partial to the 6.5x284 because of the additional 200-300 yards of terminal performance compared to the 260. The stocks on the Predator and LRH, while they work, are very cheaply made, and usually need some touching up with the barrel channel to fully float the barrel.. IMO.
I agree, perfect gun would be the predator hunter with the 26in barrel with the HS stock. The predator hunter doesnt come in 6.5x284 so .260 is the only option. The long rang hunter does but doesnt have a detatchable magazine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:34 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 Predator hunter

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I agree, perfect gun would be the predator hunter with the 26in barrel with the HS stock. The predator hunter doesnt come in 6.5x284 so .260 is the only option. The long rang hunter does but doesnt have a detatchable magazine.
I believe the Predator is available in 6.5x284 with. 24" barrel. If it were available when I bought my LRH, I would have probably bought it instead.even at 24" I'm able to get 2970FPS with 140 gr. VLD's out of my 24" LRH which is fine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

See if cabelas has a model 116 stainless in 6.5 x 284. That is what I wound up with. They had them 300 WM and 6.5 284. I had ordered a 111 LRH in .260 and 6.5 x284 but the dealer screwed around and didn't order when he said he would. A buddy found this rifle at Cabela's for me and I promptly bought it instead of waiting 3 more months. It is has the varmint contour with flutes and is stainless. It is only a 24" barrel but with the NF scope it is just a tad over 11 lbs. Seems to shoot fine and I don't mind the weight.
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