Savage F-Class for hunting

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by quickdraw, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. quickdraw

    quickdraw New Member

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    Am I crazy to think about using the Savage F-Class 6.5-284 for hunting? I hunt deer/elk/antelope in Colorado. Sometimes we spot and stalk, but we've been known to walk eight miles a day also. I'm a big guy, but I don't know if considering a 13.3lb rifle (without a scope) for hunting is crazy. Thanks.
     
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    If you have a strong back, you'll be OK!!:D
    My 338 weighs in around 13.5lb's scoped and loaded with 4 rounds and I'll tell you that after a 6-8 mile hike she gets left on the back more that I'd like.
     

  3. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    My Dad used one on antelope this fall. The butte in the background was the firing point.

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  4. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    My edge is 15.2# i think with a good sling it wouldn't be to bad for a day hunt. but it would be nice to have one around 9-10#.
     
  5. jimmy10pt

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    I just toted mine around for about 4 miles on a doe hunt today. Not bad on the back but you MUST have some type of non slip sling cuz its so barell heavy. The gun is a joy to shoot and prone w bi pod u can spot hits at 400 plus.