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Old 08-07-2008, 11:28 AM
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Sorry I forgot to mention barrel is a 1in9" twist.

I finally went out to brake the rifle in. I've found the US869 to be pretty heat sensitive. I was shooting in about 90 degree heat. and velocity averaged 3358 over ten shots. There was some ejector marks on the cases, but no hard bolt lift. I decided not to push it harder then that. I had loads in 101 gr. and 102 gr. loaded but chose not to shoot them do to the pressure signs on the 100gr. loads. When I shot the test load it was around 65 degrees in the morning and the velocity was 3316 with no ejector marks/pressure signs. I'm not to happy about that. I am happy about how it shot the bergers. Both 5 shot groups were under 1/2 moa with the barrel being cleaned between each shot. Every bullet did find it's way to the target with no Blow-Ups!

I think I'm going to stay with the 100 gr. load and play with the seating depth @ long range to see if I can get any improvements. Overall I'm very happy with the rifle. I plan on taking it to 1000yds next week. I'll try to get some pics with the followup.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:10 AM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Great rifle! I think it's great to see Savage, the working man's rifle, gain wide acceptance in the high dollar world of custom built long range hunting rifles. I was shooting my mail order 110DL .264 26" at long ranges in 1965 when I was a teen and had noooo idea what I was doing. I wish Al Gore had invented the internet then so I could be well informed about LRH we all are here.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:48 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

How's your rifle working Earl?
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:04 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Very nice Savage!
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:14 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Is your action trued up in any way?
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:26 AM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Hi Earl,

WOW, that is one nice rig you have there and as another Savage supporter I say - fantastic mate!

Glad to see you have given it pride of place - right smack bang on the kitchen table for all to see, just love it.;)



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Old 08-31-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Thanks for all the compliments....

The rifle has been working out great. I've got around 80 rds. down the barrel and it is a shooter. I took it out the other day and print a few sub 6" groups @ 1k yards with the 180 bergers. I was shooting it next to my f-t/r .308 in some less then perfect conditions and it was like night and day compared to the 155 palma bullets. The load I ended up settling with is the 180 berger over 99.5gr. of US869 with a CCI 250 deep in the lands. This load gives me AVG. velocity of 3358 with no pressure signs. I have the rifle zeroed @ 375 yds and it is a solid .25-.5moa gun at that range. I was lucky to try it out on a South Carolina whitetail about a week ago. Not long range...258yds. But i was more then happy with the results. More pics to come!

Tyler, Action has no accurizing work done to it.
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