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Unread 06-13-2014, 06:31 PM
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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!
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    Unread 06-13-2014, 11:31 PM
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    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.
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    Unread 06-14-2014, 01:55 PM
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    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.
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    Unread 06-19-2014, 12:09 AM
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    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.
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    Unread 06-19-2014, 01:46 AM
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    An excellent choice for your needs. Long barrel life, inherently accurate cartridge, good scope, low recoil. Perfect choice.

    KB
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    Unread 06-19-2014, 05:52 AM
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    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.
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    Unread 06-19-2014, 01:42 PM
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    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
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