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Old 06-30-2011, 02:52 AM
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sorry guys if i am posting in the wrong spot as this is my first post here. i am new to the long range world and am pondering which rifle/platform to go with. i have experience with the 700 and being left handed am kind of limited. my choices are the remington 700 sps varmint and having it put in a Whidden 140 stock or a savage left hand FLCP-K. i like the remington design but that is all i know the savage has the accutrigger and accustock so it is aluminum bedded from the factory. as far as glass a vortex viper 6.5-20x50 will reside on top. does anyone have any experience with either of these two setups? which ever i choose will primarily be a varmint/paper/steel shooter. 308 is the caliber i am going to go with.thanks in advance for any input
For the applications you are talking about you should really consider the Remington and take a hard look at the .260 over the 308. Much flatter trajectory and the 260's have been rocking the sniper competitions the last two years.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:14 AM
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Re: advice on which rifle to choose....

SouthPaws Unite!!! lol

I have three 700's and four Savages (2-110's & 2-12's), only 1 of the seven mentioned are still in "stock" configuration, all are capable of outstanding accuracy & top notch reliability.

I'm glad to see you've made your selection, that Savage will take care of you for a long time, plus, most 'smithin can be done by you at home. You might pick up a bolt lift kit right away, at less than $10 I think it's worth it. If there is any advice you take from this forum it's this....

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Re: advice on which rifle to choose....

I have a Savage and the Viper 6.5-20. I also have it configured in .308. I currently have 58MOA left in the scope after zeroing at 100yds. It use to be a Savage Mod 12 VLP. It is now a full on custom. I put it together. As much as it pains me to say it. I would suggest getting a Savage model w/o the Accu-Stock. Save that money to get a quality aftermarket stock that will work better. I was a proponent to the Accu-Stock, but it seems a lot of people are having trouble tweaking and getting them to shoot well. Here's my set up in the Savage... sorry wrong hand for you, but still doable.



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