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Unread 04-02-2008, 06:39 PM
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savage vlp and lrpv

Hi to all.

Can anyone tell me the difference between tha savage model vlp and the lrpv. I especially want to know if the barrel of the vlp is the same as the lrpv barrel. And in the way of accuracy is one better than the other?

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Unread 04-02-2008, 07:52 PM
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Savage Arms Model 12 Varminter Low Profile
the VLP is the varmint low profile. This rifle has a standard 10 action and a heavy barrel with a varmint taper

LRPV is long range precision varmint. This rifle has a target action with a right bolt left port ( I think it is slightly more bulky and takes a fatter barrel). It also has a very heavy barrel with minimal taper. this comes either singe shot or repeater and is supposedly very accurate. It also has a HS precision stock
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try --

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Unread 04-02-2008, 08:05 PM
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I know the main difference is the action, but it does not end there. they have different stocks, the lrpv has the target accutrigger, the vlp has the accutrigger that can be adjusted down to about 1.5 pounds the lrpv will go to 8oz. and yes the barrells are different the vlp has a heavy fluted and the lrpv has a super heavy straight taper non fluted the savage website has the catalog that will list the spec's. I have a vlp and it shoots great (less than .5 moa) hope this helps
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:01 PM
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The LRPV action is more rigid and designed more like a custom action. The load/eject port is a milled port like custom actions use, as opposed the open top like most commercial actions. The LRPV also uses the larger shank barrel and the target accutrigger.

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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:08 AM
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I have a LRPV in 223 with 1:7 twist and this is one fine shooting rifle. Have shot groups under
.2 with 25gr. of Varget and 75 gr. Amax bullets. Shot a ground hog last week @ 471 yards. The first shot hit the second missed 3'' high and shot #3 hit and he rolled down the hill.

This is a quality built rifle the barrel is so easy to clean. After 100 shots or so the copper needs to be removed and this takes only 10 or 15 minutes.

I like this rifle a lot
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Unread 05-25-2008, 03:11 PM
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Varmint Rifle

I went through the same thing you are going through(in December). I did not like the VLP stock. I did like the LRPV stock, but I had a hard time paying more for a Savage than a Remington. However the main advantage to the Savage is the twist rate(for what I wanted). I decided to go with the Remington, and had it rebarreled with a Krieger barrel. I will end up with a couple hundred more in it than the Savage would have been. But I think I will be happier with what I end up with. You need to handle an LRPV before you buy it. It is a real horse. Tom.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 05:28 PM
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Re: savage vlp and lrpv

By a strange twist of fate I have one of each in .223. That is a story in and of it self. They currently share one Night Force scope and both shoot amazingly well. Different triggers set to the same pull weight and different barrel taper is about all. Oh yeah the VLP is clip fed and the LRPV is a single shot left eject. Now there's the dual port! The point is that I cannot see any differences in the shooting ability of either gun. They are both way more precise than most humans can shoot. Here's another strange fact. I can swap the scope from rifle to rifle with very little change in zero! Sadly, one must go and I cannot decide which is better. The down side is they point like a telephone pole but once you are on target it is DEAD ON ACCURATE. I will probably keep the VLP for the simple fact that it is clip fed.
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