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Old 07-01-2010, 06:47 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

I have 2 on order with two suppliers one going on 4 months and nothing yet.

Savage is dropping the ball on this one.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:56 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

I just ordered one from Savage earlier this week. They said they are about 3 months out. I guess we will see.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

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I've had a bit of a hard time finding one but I think my friend finally did. If you don't mind me asking what did you put on for a scope base. I'm looking for a 10moa or 20moa one piece picatinny. Also if you had to pick a starting load for the 140gr VLD's what powder and how much? Thanks for your time and happy shooting...
This might work for a base. They offer 0 and 20 moa.

EGW Savage FB (Flat Back) Picatinny Tactical Rail Scope Mount - $39.99 : Evolution Gun Works , World Class Precision Parts
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:57 AM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

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I've had a bit of a hard time finding one but I think my friend finally did. If you don't mind me asking what did you put on for a scope base. I'm looking for a 10moa or 20moa one piece picatinny. Also if you had to pick a starting load for the 140gr VLD's what powder and how much? Thanks for your time and happy shooting...
I used a standard weaver base, they work for me and I have yet to have any real issues. I can shim it if I see I will need longer range than my scope adjustment will allow. I have done it on some others with good results. As far as loads go. If you want a mild velocity load I would start with 48.5 grains H4831 SC or 48 gr Hybrid 100V. If you want 3000 FPS plus with outstanding SDs in the low single digits strt off with 49 grains of Reloader 17. I worked up loads with 140 and 130 Berger VLDs and my loads of choice are 51 gr. RL17 which is very close to max at around 3100 with the 140 and 49.7 H4831SC with the 130 at about 2900, this is my most accurate load. Tuesday I went out and shot a 180 yard group that was a ragged hole with three consecutive shots. the lengths that mine has liked were 3.21 with the 140 and 3.19 with the 130. Almost everything shoots sub half inch at 100 with RL17 and either bullet, but I really found a sweet spot with the H4831SC and that 130 gr VLD. They may seem to be dropping the ball on delivery of these rifles but the quality of mine is right where it needs to be. I would rather wait for something that will shoot like this one does than have them rush to get them out the door. Look at Remington as of late.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:44 AM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

cfvickers,

Thanks for the load data. I have a little of the H4831sc to play around with. For sure I'll try the RL17. The wind blows up here all the time so heavy high bc bullets with some velocity might mean the difference on hitting or missing the mark. Thanks for your time. I'll let you know later this summer how things turn out on my end for loads.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:55 AM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

I just purchased a Model 111 LRH in the 6.5 x 284 for hunting. It fits nice next to my Model 12 LRPV in a 6.5 x 284 we've been doing some long range target and prairie dog shooting. I love the caliber and accuracy.

Problem: I can't seem to fit three in the magazine from the top of the model 111 LRH. If I drop the floor plate I can stack 3 in the magazine and close the plate....but that's not the way it's supposed to be....is it? Plus the metal box sleeve inside the magazine seems loose.

Any ideas? Does any one have a similar situation? thanks, Rick
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:02 PM
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Re: Savage Long Range Hunter

I received mine about 5 months ago. I did take three months to get it. From speaking to a Marketing manager at Savage they had at that time already sold well over a 1000 of these in 6.5-284. I can see why. When I got mine, after a 20 round break-in. I was able to get 1.25 inch 5 shot groups at 500 yards! The load that worked well was 53 grains of H4831, Lapua brass, Federal Match Primer, 140gr. Hunting Berger VLD. This is producing 2941 fps. The stock is kind of crappy, and the muzzle brake is frozen in the on position, but with those groups, who cares.
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