Savage weather warrior 300WSM

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by huntokanogan, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. huntokanogan

    huntokanogan Well-Known Member

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    Anybody own a Savage model 16 FHSAK weather warrior in a 300 WSM? I am looking seriously at one and just want to know what everyone else thinks of them. Thanks!
     
  2. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    Savage Arms Firearms > 16 FHSAK

    I really like the rifle, but a few things to consider are it being a short action limiting future builds, and what are it's intended use(s)? If it's for deer, I'd suggest the same caliber but in a 7mm, and elk I'd suggest a 338 caliber. This particular rifle is awesome though.

    Here's the long action version:

    Savage Arms Firearms > 116 FHSAK

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  3. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    all the bloody savages are pretty much short actions. thats the only reason remington is a better seller. if thay had 300 wm in most of there rifles every one would consider them.
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Savage makes plenty of long action rifles. And, they make more than a dozen models/variations chambered in 300wm. As for the 300 WSM, I think most factory rifles are chambered for the short action.

    Remington is popular because they make a good product as does Savage which is also popular.
     
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  5. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    l was talking about the the 12 series and the target series. all are short actions. sendero on the other hand is 7mm rem mag. 300 win mag, and ultra mags !!!!! so are other companys target and varmit guns most have atleast a 300 WM. amongst their models!!!!!! (TÄ°KKA,REM,SAUER,BLASER,SAKO,STAYER..... SAVAGE no!!!!!!) dont get me wrong the savage is a great gun but the fact is that puts them way down the considering line for many hunters.
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Soundwaves -
    What is it that you don't like about the Savage 111LRH?
     
  7. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    it would be the best gun in the world if the barrel was a bit thicker. it shoots well but the barrel looks too skinney :=) some like blonds some like brunets !
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You can call Savage and order a long action in a heavy barrel if you want. They will do a custom set up. It will cost a little more, but still less than a Sendero. They use to make one called the 112 BVSS. They don't make it as a production rifle, but you can still order one through the factory direct.

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