I do not own or use Strikers.
I despise their center-grip triggers-I guess I should say I used to own one in a 243 Win. Good accuracy, but terrible trigger.
There are guys who definitely know more about the Strikers than me.
Mine was a first generation Striker and even the Basix trigger couldn't make it any better with the safety still working.
The second and third Generation Strikers are better though.
I would go to the rear-grip and get a better trigger.
Holland's new Radial brake is the one I use the most by far (other great brakes out there though, and I use some of them too). I use Jim See's and Kirby Allen's as well.
With a good brake, putting a rifle scope on it would be a real good choice in my opinion.
Here are my thoughts on this subject. Hopefully the article will be beneficial:
Handgun Hunter Magazine - Rifle Scopes On Specialty Handguns
I love the 7mm's and have specialty handguns chambered in 7mm SAUM, 7mm Mag Imp., and 7mm Dakota. The 284 Win was my first real long range specialty handgun.
I use XP-100's and MOA's more than anything.
Well set-up specialty pistol will easily take you beyond 500 yards
Originally Posted by Ksmirk
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,