Savage 338 Lapua

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sniperjwt, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Got this a couple Months back and I had yet to shoot it until this past Saturday.
    It is the Savage 111 Long Range Hunter in 338 Lapua. Tried a couple loads and am impressed so far. Shooting the Berger 250g OTM Tactical bullets in front of Retumbo powder. Have a Hawke Sidewinder scope on it and I like it but I don't have enough windage. Not sure how to get it to work but am open to ideas. Recoil was not as bad as I was expecting. Anyone else have one of these that shoots well? Here is a target at 100yds will do more testing when I get the scope figured out.

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  2. Ludicrous

    Ludicrous Well-Known Member

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    Have one that shoots very well. I've settled on 91.5 H1000 and 285 Hornady's

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  3. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    can we have more information on the rifle scope?
    Did the rifle come with 20 MOA base or is a flat?
    what is the scope height?
     
  4. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    The gun come with the 20MOA base. Not sure of the height of it because I am not home right now but it does not seem to be excessively high. I had tried this scope on another gun and it had the same problem of not having enough windage adjustment. The only thing that is consistent between the two guns I tried it on is the scope itself and the rings. Would it make a difference how the rings are put on? Do you think it would make a difference to flip the rings to where they tighten down on the other side? Never ran into this before so not exactly sure what to do.
     
  5. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Most rings are 0 MOA "with some exceptions", and don't make any difference, when you flip them as you mentioned it will, some times, make an alignment difference but not a vertical difference. Do you know what's the total vertical adjustment on the scope you're using? just curious.
     
  6. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I have enough up and down its horizontal that I don't have enough adjustment
     
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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    My bad! Sorry!

    What I've done in the pass "in fact not too long ago" I used the Signature Rings with the adjustable inserts.

    Count the total number of clicks that you have for horizontal or windage adjustment
    then divide it by two and center your reticle that way. After that, using the signature
    rings you have to move the inserts to bring to reticle to the center of the target. You'll know what I'm talking about after watching the video below. That should give
    you more than sufficient windage adjustment.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BNDPNC4ELM]Signature Rings from Burris - YouTube[/ame]
     
  8. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    sniperjwt,

    Did the above information help any?