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Old 01-06-2008, 10:19 AM
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instead of getting a new rifle call one of the experianced savage gunsmiths on this site. have them work on your 223.have them
install a new barrel and true your action. then they can bedd your action and adjust your trigger. then spend some time shooting. i had good luck shooting 75 or 80 grain berger vlds with a 1 in 8 twist. you will have about the same money as you were going to spend on a new rifle and you will get the accuracy that you want. give ssg a call they can help you with this hes good with savage...
good luck
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:03 AM
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out of the box CZ 527. Shoots great, and cheaper than the remington. Has a nice set trigger too.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:33 AM
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What factory ammo and grain would anyone suggest?? I believe I have a 1:9 twist. I'm not really worried about a heavy bullet for hunting
Light bullets go faster but the Ballistic Coefficient (B.C.) is much lower on a light small short stubby bullet than a long skinny sleek bullet with a high B.C. The higher B.C on the heavier bullets provide less wind drift and even less drop at the longer ranges.

Compare a 22 caliber 40 grain bullet BC(0.200) to a 40 grain .204 (0.275)the B.C is higher on the .204 bullets thats why its more effective and efficient compared to the 22 Caliber lighter bullets. But move up in weight on your 223 (you can since you have a 1-9) like a 68 grain match bullet B.C is 0.355. Or if your rifle can shoot the 75 grain A-max 0.435 (some 223's w/1-9 can't stabalize a 75 grain a-max).

Those kind of B.C's are what you are looking for, If I didn't reload I would check out Black hills ammo (Midway stocks it) They offer a huge variety of match projectiles
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:12 PM
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Savage offers the 6mm br and 6.5x284 in their F-class and other target rifle, both cailbers can do what you want but the 6.5x284 would have shorter barrel life. I like the 6mm br for what you have described good barrel life,very accurate,good brass (lapua) and easy to load for.
Drags
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:11 PM
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Savage offers the 6mm br and 6.5x284 in their F-class and other target rifle, both cailbers can do what you want but the 6.5x284 would have shorter barrel life. I like the 6mm br for what you have described good barrel life,very accurate,good brass (lapua) and easy to load for.
Drags
:eek:Whaaat?? I haven't heard,seen that they have a 6br. Its not on their webpage, it was never announced they would be making one on 6br.com. Are you sure?
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:28 PM
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Go to Savage Shooters and you will see it there.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:29 PM
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"Presently Savage has models for F-Class and NRA High Power, but what about the benchrest shooters? Offering a new model utilizing the new right-bolt/left port Target action, a 26-inch heavy barrel chambered in 6mm BR Norma, and a laminate stock with a wide-flat forend designed specifically for use with a front rest and rear bag would be ideal. The longer barrel would make it suitable for both short and long-range benchrest shooting, and it's only one SKU to add to the list." quote Jim Baker

Ok, read it Drags. That's some great news for sure, I hope its a 1-8" barrel. Its a 26'' barrel good stuff. Excellent choice for anybody wanting economy, accuracy in a factory rifle for short or long range!

P.S. sorry I doubted you Drags

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