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New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:41 PM
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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

Looks good. I had to do some work on the trigger when I got my Striker too. Now it's a very crisp 2#. If you convert it to a rear grip stock you can just drop in a new trigger and avoid the linkage all together.

When you get bored with the 243, that would make a great 260 or 6.5x284.

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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

I like my 243, she will reach right out there and smack steel with factory 100 gr stuff.

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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

The more I stare at the linkage the less I understand it lol. I think I need to draw it as a picture.

243 is about all I think I can handle right now. I have shot a lot but this is another animal all together. I have been tossing the idea around in my head of running and offset mount and putting one of my aimpoint micros on it for the hunting season. To handle the stuff inside 50 yards. That way I can have two zeros one for the long stuff and one for the close, so I don't have to do any holding under and its a lot faster.

I would love to switch to a rear grip stock, at first I was thinking by one or maybe make a wood one. I have been looking all over for some factory inlet dimensions. I want to mill it out of aluminum, that way I can get everything I want in one shot. I can pull the dimensions off one of my ar lowers for the mounting extension and angles to run a ar style grip.

THat project is win win as its gets me experience in a lot of areas.
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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

Id try shooting it that close first, it might be pretty good. I shot a doe with my 7wsm pistol inside of 20 yards and my 200 yard zero worked great ;)

And when you think about stepping up to a bigger caliber get a good side port brake. My 7wsm kicks a lot less then the factory 7-08 striker. It is a few pounds heavier too though..
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Id try shooting it that close first, it might be pretty good. I shot a doe with my 7wsm pistol inside of 20 yards and my 200 yard zero worked great ;)

And when you think about stepping up to a bigger caliber get a good side port brake. My 7wsm kicks a lot less then the factory 7-08 striker. It is a few pounds heavier too though..
That's good to know thanks. I the reason I was considering the RDS was I have to push the pistol out so far to get a clear view through the scope. Not real comfortable doing that with the 2-6 scope.
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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

You could order an XLR Industries stock for it. Then you could run AR grips on there. I have one of their rifle stocks and it's pretty nice. Here's a picture from over on Savage Shooters.


I really like the Neal Cooper rear grip stocks as well. This is my 6mm BR. This one is built off of a target action, but you can have them cut for the Striker action as well.


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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

Thats my xlr rig. Rear grips are great for prone and bench shooting. And ive got a rest figured out now so i can sit on the ground or in a chair and be steady.
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