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Old 02-08-2009, 09:40 PM
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Re: Starting with a Savage

Savage has one of, if not the longest Det mags for the 308/243 case. You can stuff a cartridge just under 3" and it will feed slick.

There really isn't any need to go to a long action if you will stick with this cartridge family.

Sounds like you are well on your way to having a great project.

If I may suggest, have a look at the 260 and 7-08. Both will shoot circles around the 308 and have better barrel life then the 243.

I find the 6.5 a perfect balance for LR plinking and mid range hunting. Recoil is less then your 308 and not much more then the 243.

I am sure once you get the Savage barrel swap bug, you will try many. The 260R is just a great place to start.

Jerry
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:30 PM
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Re: Starting with a Savage

to be honest, the 308 and 243 were chosen because everyone and their dog will have ammo for it, and can be bought in bulk, just in case I am no longer (un)constitutionally allowed to buy it for whatever reason.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:52 AM
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Re: Starting with a Savage

Ok, you guys have me thinking again. I am thinking about the 7-08, and then going with a 7mm super duper magnum to make reloading and bullets and cleaning easier. Would the 7mm in regular and magnum be a better bet than a .30 in regular and magnum?
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