Originally Posted by yote doctor
I should have my LRH in couple weeks. Ordered the 6.5x284! I got to look at one in a 300 as well. It does still have the adustable cheek piece, brake, accustock, ect. Its a medium heavy barrel without the flutes which I am happy about. No need for that. They went with that barrel because it had better accuracy. Great accuracy in fact! The stock had a good feel and good balance to the rifle as well. I picked mine up for $750 here in MT. It will be a shooter no doubt. And think the rifle was round 8lbs. All I got for now.
Yote when did you get to look at these? From all I've read the early prototypes were med weight fluted barrels! The 300 Win Mag I picked up yesterday sure didn't look like a med weight bbl. Gun did weight 8.7lb.
Overall fit and finish is very nice! Very solid ridgit feel compared to my Sav 270win w/ old style synth stock. She feels great, very natural when shouldering her.
Again the barrel looks to be a sporter taper not a med weight! Fluting I can take or leave. The whole premise of the long range hunter was heavier barrel...better accuracy for those long shots. If not then why is this gun retailed for more than a 10FCP-K which has everything the LRH has but the cheek piece, and the 10FCP-K has a removable box mag instead of hinged floorplate.
I will pull out the caliper when I get home from work today and compare dimensions just to be sure. The break is also smaller and same diameter as the barrel
Thanks for your feed back everybody! I have been in love with Savages since the accu-trigger. both my 223 and 270Win are tack drivers right out of the box. This has me pretty upset since I have been waiting since Christmas for these to come in-stock!