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.