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Unread 05-23-2010, 09:25 AM
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Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

I am very interested in purchasing a .338 Lapua Mag, but after extensive research, most of these rifles are priced beyond the reach of mere mortals. I have found that Savage makes a 110 BA tactical rifle in .338 and it has every feature I am looking for in a long range tactical rifle. Hoever, I have heard reports of problems with accuracy at distances beyond 300m, postulationg that the problem originates with the rifling twist and coarseness of the rifling. I'm hoping that someone out there has had experience with this weapon in this caliber at distance and if so I would love to hear from you. Thanks!


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Unread 05-25-2010, 10:27 AM
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Re: Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

Sorry, no personal experience here, but I read an article that said that it was an incredibly accurate rifle in .338 Lapua...keep us posted.

Good luck!
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Unread 06-06-2010, 08:07 PM
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Re: Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

Let me know if you get one. I've been thinking of buying one myself. I Have the Savage 308 10-BAS which shoots 3/8 min every time I shoot it.
I love the feel of the gun and I have made shots out to 1275 yds with it on milk jugs
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Unread 06-18-2010, 09:45 PM
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Re: Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

Try the Rem 700P in 338LM

They can be purchased for $1400

They are built in the custom shop.

Try Google
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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:53 AM
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Re: Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

I'm curious what kind of problems you heard about accuracy beyond 300m... I helped do field testing on these rifles and while the early prototypes had some mechanical issues (not related to accuracy) that got sorted out in later versions, accuracy was never a problem.

As far as the Remington... I'm sure they're a nice enough gun, but put them side by side on the gun store counter (I have), and you'll figure out why the one costs a bit less.
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Unread 09-02-2010, 12:25 AM
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Re: Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

I was also interested to know where he got that information from. Everything I have read is quite opposite of that.

The only things I have read that may somewhat speak of accuracy is that the 110 BA has a twist of 1:9. Correct me if Im wrong, but this twist ratio is intended to shoot 300gr and over bullets. 1:9 twist may be a little too much for 250gr loads. Its more suited for the longer "slipperier" heavies.

Another thing is that the bullet on a 338 LM has to travel 300-400 yards before being fully stabilized. So it's not dead accurate on 300yds and under.

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Unread 01-30-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: Accuracy of Savage 110 BA

My friends bought two Savage 110ba 338 riffles, One has an ejection problem and the factory is sending him some new parts to try. The other riffle has a more serious problem, the bullet is hitting the inside of muzzle brake and throwing the round way off target. I will try to post an update when I here more.
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