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Old 06-12-2012, 12:19 PM
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sell the tikka and browning. get a sendero. either sell or refinish the m70 to be a shooter.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:24 PM
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I sold the browning a ruger and a judge. So I have a little money to work with now. I was looking at the savage hunter in 338 lapua but after doing some calculations I could by the gun but I would not be able to aford to shot it with the cost of ammo even reloading. So I am thinking hard on the savage hunter in 6.5x284. What do you guys think of this gun and caliber? I have enough money to buy this gun with $500 worth of optics and still have enough left over to get dies and ammo. The gun that I end up buying will fill the nitch of long range shooting for fun and will not be my primary hunting rifle.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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Savage in 6.5x284 is an awesome combination! Be careful when you say things like "it will not be my primary hunting rifle". An accurate longrange rifle has a way of changing the way you think.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:21 PM
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... Be careful when you say things like "it will not be my primary hunting rifle". An accurate longrange rifle has a way of changing the way you think.
Made me chuckle when I read this because of how dead-on this statement is ...

I thought about the little steps I've taken over the years and how once you get an accurate gun, you will never settle for less. If I had it to over again I wish I could have just bought a custom gun from the start and be done with it. Would have saved so much time and money in the long run. (And guns don't necessarily have to be custom to be accurate... don't want to start a custom vs non-custom debate)

But I guess figuring it all out is half the fun and that's how we all learn... knowledge never comes cheap... except right here from Trebark!

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:37 PM
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My tikka 300wsm will do alright at 900.....If or when you shoot it just make sure to put a limbsaver pad on it. They are great. As far as it becoming your primary hunting rifle and your perspective changing...........you might as well plan on it....... five years ago if you told me I would be packing around a 14lb 338 edge single shot on EVERY hunt I would of told you you were full of it. Now......I do and I like it . Even thinking about unloading all my light weight rifles to fund really accurate heavier ones. Never imagined I would want a 28" full bull barreled 243 for coyote hunting but..........I really do. It has a way changing the way you hunt also.......I don't push anything any more. I never disturb anything unless I have already shot it...................... From way over there.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:47 PM
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The hunting that I do most is coyote hunting and I skin everything I have a win M70 SS coyote heavy barrrel 22-250 it kills them dead and doesn't blow a big hole in them on a average year I get anywhere from 100-150 plus a bobcat now and then im sure the 6.5 would be a great killer I just don't like to stitch that much. I archery hunt for deer ,elk, antelope. I could see myself using it for bear shooting across a huge clear cut or across a canyon.
Thanks for all the replys this is great info.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:39 AM
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The hunting that I do most is coyote hunting and I skin everything I have a win M70 SS coyote heavy barrrel 22-250 it kills them dead and doesn't blow a big hole in them on a average year I get anywhere from 100-150 plus a bobcat now and then im sure the 6.5 would be a great killer I just don't like to stitch that much. I archery hunt for deer ,elk, antelope. I could see myself using it for bear shooting across a huge clear cut or across a canyon.
Thanks for all the replys this is great info.
Any of the 6.5 factory calibers will be a great cyote gun as well, just pick the right bullet.

I spent two years making my mind up about what 6.5 to build and settle on the .260 Rem. I'll never regret it eather. It beats both the 4.5 lapua, grendel, and the creedmore in ever respect.

For other options look at the LRH classified ads as there's a hell of a lot of very nice custom and semi custom LR rigs for sale there at any given time.
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