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Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:31 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

I was trying to find info on barrel dia. of both and from what I found they where within .02 of each other at muzzle. Are you able to give me actuals? That would be great.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

You are likey correct at the muzzle, but the main line of the barrels are not at all similar. I have had both in my hands at the store and there is quite bit of difference in the taper. My 116 has a full Varmint contour that tapers nicely to the end. With the fluting it is lighter than the Varminter or LRP from the what I read. Regardless the LRH shoots well. One of my buddies has put lots of rounds thru several LRH's and they all shot well. He was the one who insured me the 116 I have would shoot. He was right.

I don't think you will go wrong with any of the choices. I realize this is a big investment but man, it is rare to see one that does not work well. All of the various charges I played with put .5-.7 MOA down range with very very little tuning. You will be happy I am sure if you choose LRP, LRH, 116, VM, etc. My buddy has a .260 LRP coming. It will be here next week I believe. Can't wait to get it broke in and shooting well.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:21 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

My .02, which will end up closer to .06 when i'm done - there are 3 Predator Hunters in our family. Also one 116. All in 6.5x284. All 4 average 1/2 moa, most of the day, straight outta the box, using hand loads. Smaller and bigger 5-shot groups have happened, hence the 1/2 moa as an honest portrayal of their accuracy. All barrels are 24" long, measure .720" at the muzzle, are fluted, and have plenty of room for 140gr VLD's. All function flawlessly and kill paper and yotes on a regular basis. Fully loaded, including bipod, 11.3lbs. and under. The 116 weighs in a little lighter, despite the stainless barrel and action. I love the idea of owning an LRP in .260. Always wanted one. The 6.5 won out though. $830 out the door for the PH's and $783 for the 116. 6.5x284 Lapua brass isn't cheap compared to .260 Rem., but if you learn to anneal it properly, it'll last for many reloadings. Weight, the speed, and weapon cost were all factors in what we ended up with. Not to mention the cool factor of shooting the same cartridge that is continually in the running at places like Williamsport! Good luck with whatever you choose. I'd be proud to have either round in a gun as a gift.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:06 AM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

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My .02, which will end up closer to .06 when i'm done - there are 3 Predator Hunters in our family. Also one 116. All in 6.5x284. All 4 average 1/2 moa, most of the day, straight outta the box, using hand loads. Smaller and bigger 5-shot groups have happened, hence the 1/2 moa as an honest portrayal of their accuracy. All barrels are 24" long, measure .720" at the muzzle, are fluted, and have plenty of room for 140gr VLD's. All function flawlessly and kill paper and yotes on a regular basis. Fully loaded, including bipod, 11.3lbs. and under. The 116 weighs in a little lighter, despite the stainless barrel and action. I love the idea of owning an LRP in .260. Always wanted one. The 6.5 won out though. $830 out the door for the PH's and $783 for the 116. 6.5x284 Lapua brass isn't cheap compared to .260 Rem., but if you learn to anneal it properly, it'll last for many reloadings. Weight, the speed, and weapon cost were all factors in what we ended up with. Not to mention the cool factor of shooting the same cartridge that is continually in the running at places like Williamsport! Good luck with whatever you choose. I'd be proud to have either round in a gun as a gift.
This what is a response i was hoping i would get. That said i ordered a Predator hunter in .260. $761.76 out the door.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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Re: Savage 260 LRP or 260 model 10/110 varmit hunter

Excellent choice Mx. You'll not be disappointed.
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