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

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:33 PM
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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

Mid length bipod and a hunting pack for a back/chair and you have a steady rest. Brace elbows on knees.

Rear grip is pretty long, so try it first. I find mid-grips more comfortable. I haev a 284 Win in a read grip Chaote stock I really like though.

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

I'll agree that the rear grip guns are pretty long. The mid grip makes the gun kind of like a bullpup design.

I do like the factory Striker stocks I tweaked mine a bit by removing material in some parts and adding (with Bondo) to other parts. Now the grip is molded to my hand. Hit it with some paint and it looks pretty good from a distance. This is my 338/375 Ruger.


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

That XLR rig is very nice. Thanks everyone for the tips. I have one load for it right now pushing an 85g BTHT, Picked up some 90g Ballistic tips and 105g amax to try out. I have been emailing Joel and I think I will most likely end up with one of his rear grip stocks.

The weather here has not been good, and I ordered the wrong rings for my pistol scope, so I'm in no hurry as the gun season does not open here till the 15th. I hope to get a 350 yard shot under my belt this year, during the regular season. I only get to do the long range hunting in the summer most of the time. I cant hunt those areas during the regular season.
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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

I also picked up a striker recently. Mine is a factory 7-08 cal. have not shot it yet as just got brass and dies then took a job out of state and havent gotten back with time to load. The trigger on mine was terrible also. about 8.5 lbs with a ton of creap. how anyone could have shot this and hit anything amazes me. after about 30 mins of work i also had it down to 2lbs.....no creap. Next time i get home i am going to unscrew the barrel and send it to someone for a muzzle break. Any of you smiths on here want the job? send me a mssg and lets talk. AJ

PS.. the good thing about the new out of state job is that it is in Wyoming.....can anyone give me a heads up about the woof season and where to go? My 6-284 just happened to come along
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I also picked up a striker recently. Mine is a factory 7-08 cal. have not shot it yet as just got brass and dies then took a job out of state and havent gotten back with time to load. The trigger on mine was terrible also. about 8.5 lbs with a ton of creap. how anyone could have shot this and hit anything amazes me. after about 30 mins of work i also had it down to 2lbs.....no creap. Next time i get home i am going to unscrew the barrel and send it to someone for a muzzle break. Any of you smiths on here want the job? send me a mssg and lets talk. AJ

PS.. the good thing about the new out of state job is that it is in Wyoming.....can anyone give me a heads up about the woof season and where to go? My 6-284 just happened to come along
Oh that's great, I don't know what I'm going to do with the trigger. I will have to swap it out if I go with the rear grip stock but to what I don't know. What ever smith you go with get Kirby Pain killer brake it the BEST!
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Re: New Longrange pistol (Savage) initial impression and your suggestions please

Well it happened I pulled the pistol apart last night, starting to formulate plans for the conversion to rear grip. Looking at getting mag box, trigger guard and trigger from brownells asap anything else I need?
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