Originally Posted by 1Hunter
The scope is a Barska 10-40x50mm. with an IR mil dot.
I have a buddie shooting one on a .284 win.
He is a picky guy and if it is'nt good. It don't stay.
Say's it hold's 0 imaculately well.
I have a lot of break-in left. so it will be a while before
I get to that point.
Near as I can ascertain, Savage Arms requires no 'break in' or at least don't refer to any in their literature or on their website.
I'm figuring 50 rounds with a cleaning between each round. That will take a while (for me). It's not a 'plinker', at least from the cost per round aspect.
The 111LRH (.338) comes factory with a 20 MOA cant Picatinny rail, interestingly, Savage makes no mention of that either on their website nor in their literature. I found out with a call to Savage. Like the muzzle brake being fixed instead of adjustable, no reference anywhere.......
I'm threatening to shoot the benchrest 100 yard league with it this summer. The target size and the projectile size should work well together. Of course other league shooters don't think so....
, but then there is no caliber limit so anything goes.
At some juncture in the future, I'll switch from factory loaded to hand loaded. I asked 'santa' for a die set but nothing came down the chimmney except the usual socks and underwear......
I've been using the rifle with a donor scope mounted (from my other benchrest rifle, a Leupy 6.5-20x50 AO Target that works but the AO is a PITA. I have ordered a Vortex PFT FFP 4.5-14x50 SF Mil after much trepidation.
The optic jungle is fraught with so many different choices, I have to go on others recommendations.
I would have ordered a Leupy Mark4 Tactical but the Vortex appears just as capable, so we'll give it a try.
I guess I can always sell it (on here, flea-bay or Craigslist) if it don't pan out and get a Leupy, which I'm comfortable with as all my rifles and pistols have Leupy's mounted now.