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SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

I got new Savage catalog, where I saw this model in 260 rem. Going to Savage website I had confirmed they do exist... I always wanted to get my hands on 6.5mm, this .264 bullets are amazing!!! Does anyone had experience with this Savage? Any thoughts on the HS precision stock and their bedding system? Does it requires skin bedding? It shows 1:8 twist, just wonder how heavy bullets can it accurately push? What bullets does it like? Thanx
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    Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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    I got new Savage catalog, where I saw this model in 260 rem. Going to Savage website I had confirmed they do exist... I always wanted to get my hands on 6.5mm, this .264 bullets are amazing!!! Does anyone had experience with this Savage? Any thoughts on the HS precision stock and their bedding system? Does it requires skin bedding? It shows 1:8 twist, just wonder how heavy bullets can it accurately push? What bullets does it like? Thanx
    Jinx,

    I can't help on the 12LRP . They must be a new model . I do have three model 12 BVSS and they all shoot really well.
    I am having a Shilen select match built in 260 as we speak in 1:8 twist . I'm targeting 140 gr. A-max as the bullet of choice. The A-max has shot well in everything I have tried it in ( 208's in 300WinMag, 178's in 300WSM , 105's in 243 and 80's in 22-250).

    Mike
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    Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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    The A-max has shot well in everything I have tried it in ( 208's in 300WinMag, 178's in 300WSM , 105's in 243 and 80's in 22-250).
    What twist?
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    What twist?
    8 twist, but they actually shot well in a 1:9 twist model 12 Low Profile Varminter also.

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    Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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    8 twist, but they actually shot well in a 1:9 twist model 12 Low Profile Varminter also.

    Mike
    Thanks...I'm seriously contemplating ditching the 270 barrel I have on one of my actions and replacing it with a 9 twist 22-250 VLP takeoff.

    Launching a 75gr A-max @ 3200fps+ seems like it'd be rather cost-effective paper/steel shooting out to 500m (compared to my 260) and play hell on any varmints I might put in the crosshairs...
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    Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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    Thanks...I'm seriously contemplating ditching the 270 barrel I have on one of my actions and replacing it with a 9 twist 22-250 VLP takeoff.

    Launching a 75gr A-max @ 3200fps+ seems like it'd be rather cost-effective paper/steel shooting out to 500m (compared to my 260) and play hell on any varmints I might put in the crosshairs...
    Will drop a white tail in thier tracks also .

    How do you like the 260 ?

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    Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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    Will drop a white tail in thier tracks also .

    How do you like the 260 ?

    Mike
    Love it!

    I have a Rem 700 MTN LSS that is a dream to hunt whitetail with, and since I'm a recoil sissy , beats me up a LOT less than a 270 or 30-06 which means I practice a lot more.

    Funny thing is I've been hunting with this rifle LONG before I heard it was getting popular in practical long-range shooting circles; I liked it because it was "different" and accurate and only later started learning about ballistic coefficients & all that.

    This winter I put a 8-twist 26" varmint contour CBI barrel on another Savage 110 I had. Haven't taken it beyond 100yd yet as I'm still doing load development (and waiting for 123gr A-max to come back in stock) but its a pussycat to shoot.

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