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Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:47 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

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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??
Savage does three different Accutriggers. The varmit trigger being the middle one, and nowhere as good as the one that comes with the PTA actions. The LRPV's are so good that they've been banned from a lot of long range shoots, even though they are a standard factory rifle. The down side of the target trigger is that you must work the bolt slower to make it cycle correctly

The difference is upto the shooter's needs. I'd ask the dealer what he would sell you a custom shop rifle for. They list for $1725, but are a different animal that the LRPV. The one I looked over came with a three shot test target that was about .150" using off the shelf 6BR ammo! Plus you can buy it in just about any caliber that Savage sells, plus some they don't sell
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

If you adjust the target trigger to the top of the pull range which is still light as hell, you can slam the bolt all you want with no problem - or at least I can with mine.
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

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If you adjust the target trigger to the top of the pull range which is still light as hell, you can slam the bolt all you want with no problem - or at least I can with mine.
when yu get down in the 12oz. and lower pulls you need to work the bolt much slower.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:09 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

This gun is going to be a Deer/coyote gun for my nephew so 2lb trigger is plenty good.
You guys with 6.5x284's how much would you pay for used brass? Also how much recoil does the 6.5x284 have?
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:29 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

So greyfox, you are saying you would pick the predator hunter over the lrh in 6 .5-284? If so what would be your reasons?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:01 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

Recoil seems pretty low to me for the size of the case. I don't have a lot to compare it to but Ami weighs about 110 lbs and she loves that rifle. Never complains of recoil. I don't have issues with it. It feels lighter than my 06 and 308 by a quite a bit. I was shooting a 204 so at first it felt heavier but now I don't even think about it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

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So greyfox, you are saying you would pick the predator hunter over the lrh in 6 .5-284? If so what would be your reasons?
It would be purely the brakeless, heavier barrel of the Predator that I would prefer. Don't get me wrong. This is more aesthetic than performance oriented. My LRH is a great shooter.
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