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Very new to the sport and looking for some advice

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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:34 AM
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Re: Very new to the sport and looking for some advice

I have a savage 11/111 in a 6.5 x 284 norma with a Nightforce 8-32x and what your missing is it has an adjustable check rest and a ADJUSTABLE MUZZLE BREAK. in the FCP it will be cool the shoot the first 2 times then the recoil( almost twice as much as a 300 win mag) will start kill your shoulder and to affect accuracy as well. the adjustable muzzle break on the 11/111 in the 338 luapa cuts recoil by 40-50% making it much more manageable I would highly recommend that! Good luck!
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Unread 01-09-2013, 12:19 PM
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Re: Very new to the sport and looking for some advice

I am confused, both the 110fcp and model 111 have the same brake which will make recoil tolerable but there are better brakes out there, but the 111 is lighter so it will recoil worse. The stock on the fcp is far superior to the model 111 and the extra barrel rigidity of the fcp will aid in accuracy. I would avoid the 111 and extra weight and coin of the 110ba. That leaves the the 110fcp as the obvious winner in my opinion.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:32 PM
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Re: Very new to the sport and looking for some advice

D.ID... You are absolutly right^^^^... I apologize i got my information wrong. the FCP does have a muzzle break and is heavier thus reducing recoil, it would be the better choice for a target gun with the HS Stock
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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:13 PM
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Re: Very new to the sport and looking for some advice

Thank you all for the help in this matter. I had my eyes set on one of those two models but have not yet made my purchase and so Angus, what models would you recommend? What models would any of you recommend for a first time shooter? I am looking to spend no more than $5k on the setup if possible. I live just north of Seattle so the near ranges only go out to 300 yards in the immidiate area (that i have found), but i would be willing to drive a ways to get to a good range and as i've hinted at, would like to hunt in the distant future (once i get the hang of shooting. I have two friends who are serious about getting into long range shooting and two of us are looking to getting into loading in the near future. Please advise!
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Unread 01-12-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: Very new to the sport and looking for some advice

Just my two cents here: I learned to shoot long range with a 223, and I wouldn't recommend anything else to someone getting into long range.

You're not going to learn bad habits with no recoil.

Good bullets will give you ballistics better than .308 175gr loads that so many love.

Having to make good windage calls will hone your skills.

You're going to learn more by shooting more, and with a 223, you will shot more, a lot more.

You're probably going to have a learning curve in hand loading and load development, so I'd rather make mistakes with the 223.

And the best part is, after you've shot a few thousand rounds and are now an excellent shot making good wind calls, you've still got enough money to buy that 338.

It gets better, because now you have 338 with a barrel that's not worn from learning long range, and you have the skills to load accurate rounds and develops a load quickly.

If you can hit a 10" gong with a first round hit at 1100 yards with a 223, think what you can do with 338.

And during the time you spent shooting the 223, the most important thing you might learn could be that a 338 lapua is not what you need. But maybe you've got more money to throw away than I do?
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