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New to pistols advice please

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Unread 08-15-2010, 02:53 PM
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New to pistols advice please

Ok like the title says I'm new to the LR pistol game, found a heck of a deal on a Savage 516 yesterday in 243 that followed me home :-) stopped by the range to make sure it went boom and fella's I think I'm going to enjoy this!

I have a couple of questions and first off is HOW do I go about lightening this lawyer trigger? or should I look at going with a rear grip stock so I can use a normal trigger?

I would like to hunt with this and I live in Oklahoma so where I hunt I can have some long shots I was wondering what a good caliber would be that I could still get acceptable velocity from a 16"-18" barrel? I was thinking 284 Win or 7WSM since I have a 284 Win already might be cool to add a pistol.

Where can I find stocks for this thing?

I have a Redfield 2.5-7 scope on it now that is pretty clear but if I'm going to stretch the range I'd rather be able to dial my shots and suggestions on optics?

Muzzle break? this is going to be a must for sure! this has the Savage break you can turn on or off and even turned on it sure likes to dance around on the bench turned off after a few rounds it get's to start not being fun.

I'm sure I'll have some more questions later down the road but if anyone can get me pointed in the right direction that would be great. I shoot rifles out to 1K and am fair at it, the ranges around here the furthest is 500 yards and well with a rifle it's starting to get boring the whole purpous behind getting the Striker :-) Later,

Kirk
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    Unread 08-15-2010, 03:58 PM
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    Re: New to pistols advice please

    I have not seen a centergrip with a 'good' trigger, You can use any savage rifle trigger on a striker. I hear sharp shooter supply has a real nice one for around $100. for a rear grip stock you have neal cooper and joel russo. I have a stock from both of them for my target action pistol. I have it in 7wsm, but the 284 is great in SP's too! Have fun!
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    Re: New to pistols advice please

    For answers to all your specialty pistol questions, PM Ernie Bishop. He is the pistol specialist...

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/members/ernie/

    He has a website too:


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    Unread 08-15-2010, 09:02 PM
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    Re: New to pistols advice please

    Thank you very much sir! Later,

    Kirk
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    Unread 08-15-2010, 09:49 PM
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    Re: New to pistols advice please

    Realize now that the Coax Front Rest website is not Ernie's. He's just a dealer for the rest.

    This link might tell you more about him...

    SEB Coaxial Front Rests and dealer, Ernie Bishop - Welcome!

    Len (owner of this website) introduces Ernie "no introduction necessary". I think that is quite the endorsement.
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    Unread 08-16-2010, 05:24 AM
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    Re: New to pistols advice please

    I'd recomend going here and joining up
    http://specialtypistols.infopop.cc/groupee
    There are many guys on there that specifically know strikers, not just xp's. I know there are a few members that I've antelope hunted with that live in the Norman, OK area...
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    Unread 08-16-2010, 07:32 AM
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    Re: New to pistols advice please

    I joined the site last night and I'll say it was a late one yesterday evening :-)

    Thanks fella's, Later,

    Kirk
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