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Unread 08-17-2007, 08:21 AM
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I got this from accurate shooter:
If you are looking for a 6.5 in a factory gun here you go.
It is a step up from the 260 Rem. I have three of them myself.

August 9, 2007

Savage 6.5-284 F-Classer Is Shipping

Filed under: Gear Review, News — Editor @ 11 am
The new Savage Arms Precision Target F-Class Rifle, chambered in 6.5-284 Norma, is now reaching dealers and distributions. Brian Herrick, Savage Marketing Director, told us on 8/8/2007: “The first units have shipped and we expect full production flow by the end of August.” The F-Class rifle, shown below, has a gray laminated stock with a 3″-wide ventilated forend, and 30″ extra-heavy barrel. The stock is straight from the base of the grip back to the buttplate with a flat on the bottom. It is currently available in Right Bolt, Right Port, but Savage might ship Right Bolt, Left Port versions in the future if there is sufficient demand. MSRP on the 6.5-284 Savage F-Classer is $1,211, with “real world” selling prices just under $1000.00.

The production version of the 6.5-284 rifle features the new triple-pillar Precision Target Action (RB/RP) with a “match” Accutrigger that adjusts from about 6 ounces to 2.5 pounds. The F-Class rifle is currently chambered only in 6.5-284, but Savage may consider other chamberings in the future.
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Unread 08-17-2007, 09:28 AM
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Wow thats a fine looking factory stick their !!

About getting a 260 from the factory , its not gonna be easy as it never realy cough on but its now gaining popularity so it may get chambered in some varmint rigs one day.

Right now on the Go Go varmint board their is a Stevens 200 action with a B&C duramaxx stock for sale for $300 which is a good deal , add a good barrel from either Sharp shooters supply (douglas barrel) or Pac-Nor in the caliber you want and you'll be in buisness for around $600 , I personaly would replace the factopry trigger with the unit from Sharp Shooters Supply and also their recoil lug that'll add another $100 and I'd be willing to bet a good penny that this gun will outshoot any out of the box Remington Varmint rifle as I have seen several guns built in this same manner shoot in the .3's consistantly and a 6mmBR that would shoot into the low.2's !!!

You could spend a little more money on a better barrel from Hart , Broughton ,Kreiger or Lilja and have it fitted like the Rem is with the shoulder and eliminate the barrel nut but then it woulden't be as easy to change claibers if you wanted.

NOTE : the Stevens action is the same as the Savage except that the
Savages have the accu-rigger
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Unread 08-17-2007, 04:10 PM
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ill reccomend the savage to as much as like my remingtons .because i like to work on my own rifles i been leaning to the savages alot more lately and out of the box there hard to beat for accuracy .im putting a 12BVSS in 308 in a joel russo A5L stock

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Unread 08-18-2007, 07:00 AM
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Let me clarify:
i don't have three Savage rifles or any centerfire rifles for that matter.
My 6.5-284's are in specialty handguns. A 6.5-284 in a specialty handgun will give me approximately 260 Rem rifle performance.
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Unread 08-18-2007, 10:51 AM
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Think I'm going to try the 7mm-08, although those .30 cal lapua bullets sure looked like a lot of fun to handload. Guess I'll be sticking to hornady's for awhile longer.

Now just to see how much I can get on a trade in for my Kimber 10mm

Thanks guys!
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Unread 08-20-2007, 03:28 PM
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Now that your head is spinning in every direction let me spin it again
Have you looked at the 6mmbr? I just run some ## against the 7mm08 and the 6mmbr, and at 500yds the 6br is flatter than the 7mm08. Check out the 6mmbr web site and take a look. The 6br is a pleasure to shoot and I'm not knocking the 7mm08 cause I have 2 of them and love em but for pleasureable shooting I'd go 6br. Spin Spin Spin
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Unread 08-21-2007, 10:02 PM
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Run the numbers on the 7-08 using the 162gr A-Max and pushing it a little over 2700fps. This is what I'm loading right now in my 7-08 that LSR built for me. Easily outperforms the 308 and hangs very well with the 260s, with just a little more energy on target. The 260 is a fine cartridge and seems to have a great following these days, but the 7-08 is definitely right there with it. Just not as popular for target shooting.
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