Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 06-13-2014, 06:31 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Posts: 55
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

If I was going to buy a dedicated target rifle it would have the heaviest barrel I could get. The light barrels are nice when hunting but for real target work the heavy rifles rule. I think you will be happy with the Savage rifles. Everyone of them I've bought have shot awesome with hand loads. Good luck on your decision!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-13-2014, 11:31 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 587
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

Re-reading through this thread and I fully agree with the others who have advised on getting a heavy rifle. For target use, a light rifle is only going to be a handicap. Any of the 12 series would be great, I would lean towards something in 6.5mm, personally I would go with the 6.5mm-284 in the 12 Benchrest model. The big downside is now I want one and I'm not even a target guy. stupid long range forum.
__________________
Borden Timberline 300 Win Mag - Hart 26" #4 fluted - McMillan A3 Edge - Jewell Trigger - ATACR
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: az
Posts: 2,247
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

JW- like i said a heavy 6.5-284, if you shoot where there is wind. it is more forgiving.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

Thanks for all of the feedback everyone! It was really helpful. I settled on a riffle and purchased the Savage model 12 LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor. For an optic I went with the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50. I'm really happy with the setup and can't wait to take it out and enjoy it. The more I learned about the 6.5 Creedmoor the more I realized it was right up my ally for what I was looking to do with my riffle. I enjoy hand loading and am looking forward to working up some loads for it this summer.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-19-2014, 01:46 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington State
Posts: 458
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

An excellent choice for your needs. Long barrel life, inherently accurate cartridge, good scope, low recoil. Perfect choice.

KB
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 4,605
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

Quote:
Originally Posted by JW74 View Post
Thanks for all of the feedback everyone! It was really helpful. I settled on a riffle and purchased the Savage model 12 LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor. For an optic I went with the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50. I'm really happy with the setup and can't wait to take it out and enjoy it. The more I learned about the 6.5 Creedmoor the more I realized it was right up my ally for what I was looking to do with my riffle. I enjoy hand loading and am looking forward to working up some loads for it this summer.
A belated welcome to LRH ... enjoy!

I totally agree with your decision on 6.5/.264 caliber. Don't have any experience with the CM but love my 6.5x55 Swede.

Good luck and happy safe shooting.
__________________

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.



"I am always proud of my country!"

"Leadership Rule #2: Don't be an @zzhole." - Maj Gen Burton Field.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-19-2014, 01:42 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Globe, AZ
Posts: 47
Re: New Member Needing Guidance On My Next Rifle

I had the Model 10 predator and Model 11 LRH in 6.5 cm and can say both guns factory with hand loads can produce .5 moa all day long. I upgraded my Model 10 with a Shilen select match 6.5 cm and a bunch of other goodies and can shoot a 8 shot clover and that accuracy and precision maintains out to 1000 yards. You will not be disappointed in the Savage
__________________
Savage 6.5 cm Shilen Select ratchet, HS Stock, Basix trigger, PTG bolt body and head, Karsten comb, NSS nut and lug, Sightron SIII 6-24X50 LRMOA FFP, Valdada 20 moa base and rings, Tubb bubble
Savage 6.5 cm Shilen select, HS Stock, Basix trigger, PTG bolt body & head, Karsten comb, Dark Eagle Custom mag, NSS nut, NSS lug, Valdada 6-24x50 ExtremeMOA, Valdada 20 MOA base & Rings, vortex bubble
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.26%
80 Votes
NO - 50.81%
126 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.94%
42 Votes
Total Votes: 248
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC