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Unread 09-22-2011, 11:14 PM
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Savage short action

I have a Savage short action, a really good stock, and a rifle basix trigger. I am looking for a nice long range hunt round to chamber the rifle in . I am going to use this rifle for whitetail and some target shooting . I reload but am a begginner and would like it to be easy to reload for . I am not looking to shoot past 600 yards but would like it to be very accurate out to 600.
Also what brand, length, and twist for the barrel .
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    Unread 09-22-2011, 11:51 PM
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    Re: Savage short action

    Easy to load for and deadly accurate to 600yards.

    3 cartridges come to mind right away:
    1. 6mmBR- 105 Berger or amax with around 30gr of varget.
    2. 6.5x47 Lapua- 130 berger or JLK with 40.5-42gr of H4350
    3. .308 winchester- 178gr amax or 180gr ballistic tip with 42-44.5gr of varget

    I would also recommend a prefit barrel, such as a shilen or criterion. Both have proven themselves very accurate.

    Optics: either a 6-24x50mm SIII series sightron or 5.5-22x56mm nightforce NXS if you want to spend the money.

    Any combination here will meet or exceed your expectations!
    Sounds like a great build.
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    Unread 09-23-2011, 12:16 AM
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    Re: Savage short action

    Thanks I already have the 308 dies so I guess I will try that with a shilen barrel . I have 2 optics options that I already have a 8-32 nightforce on my 338 edge and a vortex pst on my cheytac . I think I will go with the pst
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    Unread 09-23-2011, 12:51 PM
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    Re: Savage short action

    +1 for the .308. Shot a white tail at 513 last Saturday using a 168 AMAX, no problems.
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    Unread 09-23-2011, 01:09 PM
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    Re: Savage short action

    Hell yeah that's awsome . I am having trouble finding a barrel now
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    Unread 09-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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    Re: Savage short action

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    Hell yeah that's awsome . I am having trouble finding a barrel now

    Here ya go ...Shilen Rifle Barrels

    Jim's a good guy easy to deal with .
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    Unread 09-23-2011, 05:55 PM
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    Re: Savage short action

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    Here ya go ...Shilen Rifle Barrels

    Jim's a good guy easy to deal with .
    Yeah I have bought several mcgowen barrels from Jim in the past but I have been calling him for a week and can't get ahold of him.
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