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Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

 
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I'm still trying to get mine right. It's hard to be pinpoint accurate with my aim with only a 12x scope. I may just have to order a new one. 6-20x or something. I thought this scope would work to at least get a load worked up. I loaded some at 57 grains Ret. to see if my gun likes that better
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

A 12x scope should do well for 200 yard zero's and load developement. I used my 4-14 x 50 leupold. My suggestion is to use the absolute smallest target you can see. I have actually used other bullet holes for that. I hate punching paper, always have, so I have to play mind games to get tighter groups. If I have big target to shoot my groups open up. Stick a dime out there and I will tighten up. As a kid I used to scatter all over a paper target, but if you put a bottle cap up or a shot gun shell, I would nail it. Goofy bastard. ha ha
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I like high power scopes. If you can't see it, you can't shoot it. I've got a Leupold 24X scope with a very fine crosshair and a 1/8 MOA dot. It is my go-to scope for shooting groups. It has QD rings on it so I can attach it to any gun I'm wanting to test for accuracy. When you're trying to shoot bug holes, it's nice to be able to dissect a 22 bullet hole. Just my preferences.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

I am definitely with you on that nimrod. I'm looking for some good glass. Just thought I could work up a good load with this scope while I'm looking, but now I'm not sure I can be precise enough with it to load work if I already had a load it would be fine for shooting with but I can't seem to repeat the "exact" hold for sure without more magnification. Even when I'm load working at 100 yards ill use the highest power on the scope 18,20,25 whatever it be. I want to be holding for sure in the exact pinpoint spot every time the trigger breaks and past 200 yards I can't say for sure I'm doing that with this 12x. Think I will postpone testing til I get better glass. Or swap some scopes around.
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Well I broke down and ordered a vortex viper 6.5-20x44 PA. Hope this is a good scope. If I don't like it I've got 10 days to send it back. Anyone know anything about this scope?? I'll give it a try.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:36 PM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Here is a question for the Savage 111 guys....

My 6.5x284 was just delivered to my FFL today. I need a rail to mount my NF 5.5z22x56 on it. What do you yall recommend? Or, put a 5.5x22x50 on it and use the 56 on the 7mm STW I am building now?

I have rings but I think I should have a rail.... Please guide me as I am not experienced with this..
Thanks
Mario
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:50 AM
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Re: Savage 111 LRH 6.5-284 Loading Questions

Man, you just can't beat Nightforce for rings and bases. I think a one peace 20 MOA rail will run you $114 most places. Which scope goes on which rifle depends on what you're going to do with them.
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