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Old 12-28-2010, 01:49 PM
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Yeah I'm pretty sure when this thing comes out I'm going to have to have one even if it is a model 25. I think a synthetic stock model will do nice..
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:18 PM
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Yeah, Model 25, in the Walking Varminter with a 22" barrel (that is what I got)

and the LV-T with that funky thumbhole and a 26" barrel.

I have a lot of experience with the round with my PS90 and FiveseveN. Love it, and can't wait to see it perform as a bolt gun. Elite Ammunition makes some very hot rounds with Barnes Varmint Grenades and even one with a 55 grain Hornady Ballistic tip I think. Could be a heck of a sub 400 yard varmint gun. I haven't shot mine yet, but can't wait till it warms up enough to do so.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:41 AM
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Yeah, Model 25, in the Walking Varminter with a 22" barrel (that is what I got)

and the LV-T with that funky thumbhole and a 26" barrel.

I have a lot of experience with the round with my PS90 and FiveseveN. Love it, and can't wait to see it perform as a bolt gun. Elite Ammunition makes some very hot rounds with Barnes Varmint Grenades and even one with a 55 grain Hornady Ballistic tip I think. Could be a heck of a sub 400 yard varmint gun. I haven't shot mine yet, but can't wait till it warms up enough to do so.
two things:

* be aware that the older Savage 25's were low pressure rifles and the had a very weak bolt lock up. Lets hope somebody did a major redesign

* What kind of a case dose the 5.7 x 28 use? I've never seen one in the flesh
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:45 AM
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Re: SAVAGE 5.7x28

Gary,

IIRC FN designed that case specifically for the PS90 & the FiveSeven, I do not believe it had a parent case. I could be wrong...
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:52 AM
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Gary,

IIRC FN designed that case specifically for the PS90 & the FiveSeven, I do not believe it had a parent case. I could be wrong...

Nope, no parent case. As far as the concern on the Mod 25s, I think Savage fixed that a couple of years ago. I am by no means a Savage fan, so I looked into it and it apears it has been addressed.

The pressure with the case is in the 50k realm. I know with my PS90, I can shoot a barnes 36 gr Varmint Grenade out at 3100 FPS. That is with a 16" barrel. Can't wait to see what a 22" will do with the heavier 50 grainers
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:16 PM
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Gary,

IIRC FN designed that case specifically for the PS90 & the FiveSeven, I do not believe it had a parent case. I could be wrong...
I got a big envelope from the Accurate Powder folks yesterday, and saw the round in the load data. For the life of me I could not connect it with anything! I did find a drawing of it in metric deminsions, and the case is dead strait! At 7.95mm (.312"), and is actually 28.9mm long (1.137" long). Might be interesting necked down to 14 or 17 caliber. Sounds much like the .223x30carbine wildcat that was around in the mid 1950's
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:38 PM
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Re: SAVAGE 5.7x28

"* be aware that the older Savage 25's were low pressure rifles and the had a very weak bolt lock up. Lets hope somebody did a major redesign"

Wrong.........You are thinking about the Model 40 action, where the bolt handle was the locking lug. The Model 25 is a new action with a three lug, front locking bolt made to take a full high power load.

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