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Old 09-18-2013, 08:37 PM
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Advise: high-end barrel or buy Savage 12 F Precision Target

Hi,

I have 6BR custom rifle that shoot very accurate. Avg. .300" 3 shots at 100 yards.
(Rem 700P true action, McMillan A-5 with cheek piece, 28" Krieger barrel, 18lbs)


I want it to be a switchable barrel rifle. 6BR and 284 Win (Lapua brass). Mainly used for F-Class competition (600m and 1000m) and medium long range hunting. (ground hog and deer).

When it is windy, I'll switch the barrel to 284 Win.
I asked the gunsmith for estimate cost for a new barrel, chamber, and threading.

I live in Canada and it costs a bit more.

Broughton/Kreiger SS 32" : $500
Chamber: $200
Threading for brake: $ 90
Flutes: $190
Total: $980CAN, not USA $ (USA $ is about $900)

I thought about it. Almost $1,000 for high-end barrel. I thought why not buy Savage Model 12 F-Class Precision Target with 30" barrel (6.5x284) for about $1400CAN. It comes everything except scope. (may not shoot as accurate as custom barrel). Needs to shoot under 1/2 MOA.

I prefer 284 over 6.5x284 for last longer barrel.

Your thoughts? Better to have a switch barrel with the same gun (custom barrel) or buy a new gun for different caliber? Price wise....
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:43 AM
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Re: Advise: high-end barrel or buy Savage 12 F Precision Target

IIWY, I'd go with the new rifle option ... it's better to have two rifles ready to shoot than one rifle with switch barrels.

The Savage 12 is very capable of 1/2 MOA with the right load and shooter. I sighted-in (actually chronograph it) my friend's Savage 111 in .300 Win Mag after he have a muzzle brake installed using factory ammo - Federal 180gr Barnes TSX. Target is 100 yards.

Good luck!

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: Advise: high-end barrel or buy Savage 12 F Precision Target

the remington is working. would the savage need threaded for a brake also??
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: Advise: high-end barrel or buy Savage 12 F Precision Target

Yes, I 'll add the brake for a new barrel or Savage 12 rifle. I cannot use the brake during F-Class competition however I'll use it for target shooting and hunting in the field.

The switch barrels is very simple to do.

I can adjust the load for Savage that likes it and shoot well. It also means that I 'll have to buy another scope for the new rifle.

For example: You drive BMW with high traction tires during the summer time. When the winter comes, you drive pick-up truck with snow tires. You get the different feeling.

If you switch the tires on the same vehicle, you will feel the same except with the minor adjustments (slower speed during winter).
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:41 PM
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Re: Advise: high-end barrel or buy Savage 12 F Precision Target

There is always the Remage system. Essentially a Remington action with savage style lock nut. Check out northland shooters supply he has remage criterion (Krieger) barrels, barrel nuts and recoil lugs on the shelf.
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Re: Advise: high-end barrel or buy Savage 12 F Precision Target

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I thought why not buy Savage Model 12 F-Class Precision Target with 30" barrel (6.5x284) for about $1400CAN. It comes everything except scope. (may not shoot as accurate as custom barrel).
It may not shoot as well. On the other hand it just might.

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Yes, I 'll add the brake for a new barrel or Savage 12 rifle. I cannot use the brake during F-Class competition however I'll use it for target shooting and hunting in the field.

The switch barrels is very simple to do.

I can adjust the load for Savage that likes it and shoot well. It also means that I 'll have to buy another scope for the new rifle.

For example: You drive BMW with high traction tires during the summer time. When the winter comes, you drive pick-up truck with snow tires. You get the different feeling.

If you switch the tires on the same vehicle, you will feel the same except with the minor adjustments (slower speed during winter).
Are you saying you cannot adjust accordingly with just two rifles?
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