Savage 308 5R!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by TrophyHunter_colorado, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. TrophyHunter_colorado

    TrophyHunter_colorado Well-Known Member

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    I was at Cabelas looking around when I saw a Savage that looked different. It was a 308 with a BA style bolt handle and a DBM and had a heavier 24" barrel. The Twist rate is 1:10, the kicker is the guy at the counter said this rifle was a cabelas exclusive rifle that had 5R rifling and the price tag was 559.00. I think people @ cabelas don't have a clue what they are talking about so I blew it off. Long story short I did some research and found out the guy was right and bought the rifle. I bought some ASYM custom ammo shooting 175 SMK's and the rifle is shooting .4's and .5's. I have Wilson dies and a bunch of lapua brass on its way so I will find out what this thing can really do.
     
  2. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!!! Cabelas frequently has rifles you can't find anywhere else. They tell Savage what they want and order a bunch of them. I wish I had that rifle.
     

  3. cummin_un_glued

    cummin_un_glued Well-Known Member

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    this.....I have one of their 6.5x284s that is a cabela's exclusive
     
  4. TrophyHunter_colorado

    TrophyHunter_colorado Well-Known Member

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    Damn! For the price you really can't beat it for how accurate they are