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Old 04-15-2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

Nice looking rifle , But then I'm kind of partial to the BVSS

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

So you guys think this Savage LRP in 260 rem is worth getting it? About custom 260 in 1:8 twist, are you serious about components shortages for .264 caliber bullets, I checked Midway and Cabelas and it looks like they all on back-order... There are some Lapua and Norma bullets with high B.C but for practice shooting feels like waste of money...
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:05 PM
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Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

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So you guys think this Savage LRP in 260 rem is worth getting it? About custom 260 in 1:8 twist, are you serious about components shortages for .264 caliber bullets, I checked Midway and Cabelas and it looks like they all on back-order... There are some Lapua and Norma bullets with high B.C but for practice shooting feels like waste of money...
Yeah, I think the .260 LRP would be a fine option for a quality factory rifle; quality HS stock, 8 twist for heavy bullets, target action, target Accutrigger.

Lapua .260 brass should be available by the end of this month, but the Nosler .260 brass I have is working out GREAT so far. Norma has expensive brass but I assume its good, R-P brass seems to be hit-or-miss. Also, a lot of folks simply neck up 243 or neck down 7mm-08 brass which is as easy as a single run through a FL die.

264 bullets aren't hard to come by, its just that 6.5mms are all the rage these days and lots of folks shoot Hornady A-Max because of their price point relative to Berger VLDs & Scenars, so they are often out of stock. The 123gr A-Max is probably the worst in terms of availablity, as its BC is a fair bit higher than the 120gr A-Max but you don't lose any velocity with it.

Midway looks to be out of stock, but Midsouth has both 120gr & 140gr .264 A-Max in stock.

Sierra Matchkings .264s aren't THAT much more than the Hornady A-Max and are (a little) easier to find, but depending on where you buy & what quantity, the Nosler Custom Comp 140gr HPBT is a great value.

Hornady also has a 140gr HPBT bullet on the way to complement the A-Max line which should be available in a couple months, and look to be priced quite reasonably as well.
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Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

How about Nosler Custom Competition 140 gr bullets are they any good? I bought 1000 of them for 308 once and end up breaking them in to 10 or more different groups, weight was allover, then length and ogive... How about 308 brass, had anyone tried to resize it to 260 specs or is it to much of the hassle? I have few hundreds of lapua cases from 308. If I would neck turned them to 260 thickness then run them through 260 FL or Neck sizing die, would it work?
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Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

Can't speak for the 6.5mm Noslers as I haven't used them...but some folks on Sniper's Hide who have seem to like them okay when compared to SMKs.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: SAVAGE model 12 Long Range Precision 260 REM

Well thanks, I think I will order one, as far as resizing 308 to 260 I'll ask on reloading forum.
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