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savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

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Unread 04-01-2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

Well guys I was not able to get thru to Savage CS But when I got home I measured the Barrel diameter directly behind the break and was very surprised to find it measured 0.734" My Sav 270Win measured 0.575 at the tip of it's 24" barrel. I can only surmized it must be a heavy Sporter barrel!

It just doesn't look like it to me! Guess I over-reacted cause it sure looks skinny for what I was expecting! I'll christen her this weekend. If she is anything like my other too she should be a tack driver! Going to put a Vortex Crossfire 6-24X50 on her until I can afford some high end glass! At $99 you can't beat the Crossfire without spending $350+.

Sorry if I created a stink! Have been waiting for this gun for 3 months!

I'll post a range report sometime next week for anybody thats interested!

Bud
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    Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

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    Well guys I was not able to get thru to Savage CS But when I got home I measured the Barrel diameter directly behind the break and was very surprised to find it measured 0.734" My Sav 270Win measured 0.575 at the tip of it's 24" barrel. I can only surmized it must be a heavy Sporter barrel!
    I'll post a range report sometime next week for anybody thats interested!

    Bud
    Glad that it turned out to your liking. I think there would be a lot of appreciative guys to hear your comments on a range report on this unit. I've been around a while and this rifle has created as much interest as any I've ever seen. Let us know how things go - Good luck.
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    Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

    Sounds good Budperm! It does look a little small at first glance. I think you will be happy with it. Im use to the Heavy barrel as well. Oh, COWBOY. Check out Shedhorn Sports in Ennis. Look it up online too. They have all there inventory to view and you will see a few in stock. You know your going to buy one so just get after it so you have some good data to share with some others that arent ready to make the jump yet. Haha. Let me know any updates.
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    Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

    Bump.

    I too am interested in getting one in the 6.5x284, will be curious to see your range results.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

    The long range hunter is around 1.5 lbs heavier than the sporter weight barreled 110 series rifles. I would think that adjustable cheek rest would add around 6 ounces or so over the standard accustock so I think the barrel is around 1 pound or more in weight heavier.

    I checked the Shilen website and the muzzle diameter of the long range hunter is actually bigger than the Shilen heavy sporter and light varmint barrels.

    http://www.shilen.com/contours.html

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    Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

    Good info! Thanks
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    Re: savage model 111 long ranger hunter 25-06

    Hi guys,

    Just a quick note about my Sav 111LRH 300WM. Got to the Range Sunday afternoon late. Had an assortment of rounds loaded up. Unfortunately, the powders and weights weren't the best choics for the caliber

    I used the pills and powders I had on hand for my other guns.
    I used virgin Remmy brass and CCI LR Mag primers.

    Loaded 155gr Nosler HPBT using Varget, H4831SC, and H4895.
    Loaded 168gr Nosler HPBT using the same powders.

    Started by cleaning the barrel with a brass brush, a boresnake and Hoppe's #9

    Fired the 155gr pills first. Had mounted and boredsighted a Bushy 4200 2.5-10X40 but wasn't on 8X10 paper. Sited on larger target and was 8" low and 3" right. corrected and 3rd round was about 1" high and 0.5" right.

    Left scope set here and tried all the 155gr rounds. 155gr with the powders I had didn't do well at all. Average grouping size was about 2.5"

    I then moved up to the 168gr pills. First shot POI was different than the 155gr pills. First 168gr pilss was 2.5"left 1" high. fired second round and it's POI of within 0.5" of 1st. Adjusted scope and fired 3rd 168gr pill, POI 0.5" high centered.

    I then proceeded to fire for effect with the remaining 168gr pills. Groupings were much tighter thant he 155Gr pills, averaging around 1.25 MOA. The best result was 0.73" The Varget seemed to do the best for this pill. H4831sc the worse (surprising).

    I quit after 24 rounds because it was apparent to me that I needed the get some heavier pills and some more appropriate powder.

    All in all the gun has a very solid feel to her, well balanced too! The break really does calm her down too! With the break off the gun would jump up off the front rest significantly. With the break on the gun stayed down on the front rest with noticable less kick. You will feel some dirt or grit blast when you fire with the break on....at least with the powders I was using.

    I am pretty happy for a first time with the results because all the indications were there that once I find the gravy load she will be at least as accurate as my other 2 Savages! Already sub-MOA with only 20 rounds down her tube and no barrel break-in other than cleaning with Hoppe's #9.
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