Savage 111 300 RUM

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by HuntnID, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. HuntnID

    HuntnID Well-Known Member

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    I was looking around at Gunbroker.com and saw that there is a Savage 111 FXP3 300 Ultra Mag over there. I have been looking for a long range gun. It will be my first so I wanted to see what all of you thought. Would this gun come out of the box shooting good. What would I have to do?
     
  2. P KUNDA

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    HuntnID

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    It's like anything, it may it may not. To get the most out of any situation is to find the load that the barrel likes, in other words to experiment with powders, primers, bullets etc. To progress from there is to glassbed, true the action, sleeve the bolt and the list is endless. It all deppends on what accuracy do you want. You should be able to get 1.5" from a factory rifle and less if you'r lucky.

    Peter
     

  3. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    savages come out of the box shooting really good all the ones i have owned or friends own all shoot like a house a fire

    DB
     
  4. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    Both model 12's shot great out of the box.

    Mike
     
  5. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    I just bought one of them and it is awsome each is different but the first three shots were in .75in at 100yds. it hurts after afew shots though
     
  6. ncpreacherboy1

    ncpreacherboy1 Member

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    i can not find any savage chambered in any rum cartridge on their website.
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    They don't chamber them anymore.
     
  8. HuntnID

    HuntnID Well-Known Member

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    Why did they stop? I wasn't able to get on those deals soon enough so if anybody sees one, let me know.
     
  9. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It's back on gunbroker.
     
  10. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    I shot mine again yesterday after I replaced the stock and absolutly love it. I think my brother may be getting one if they have any more.
     
  11. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    Back in 2002 I wanted a 300 RUM and after I debated it I went with a Remtington BDL. I regret that to this day because that rifle never shot worth a darn. If I'd had bought a Savage I might still have it.

    My only suggestion with that caliber is to get a premium recoil pad, a lead sled, and then a past recoil pad for shooting offhand. Being a tough guy and taking the recoil is great until you need shoulder surgery.

    Some day I'd like to get another 300 RUM, but that's a ways off.