Savage's Long Range Hunter.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by corey006, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. corey006

    corey006 Well-Known Member

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    Coming soon in 6.5x.284 Norma.

    I am interested in this rifle for Mule Deer, Whitetail, and Antelope.

    What is maximum range for effective kill shot on these Deer?

    What is barrel life?

    What is barrel life if this rifle was re-chambered to 6.5mm STW?

    I will probably be using Accubonds or Bergers.
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    The 6.5/.284 is a great round capable of killing these animals at 1000 yds. or more if hit in the vitals. Barrel life is probably in the 2500 round area depending on the load etc. and also depending on whether you are talking bench rest accuracy or something less. The STW is an entirely different matter! I don't know much about them but they are way over bore capacity and I would expect a MUCH shorter barrel life than the .284 version. If you are shooting long range i.e. 500 yds and more, I would use the bergers over the accubonds. Get the 6.5/284!!!.......Rich
     

  3. corey006

    corey006 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good.

    I don't plan on 1000 yard shots.

    Just 500-600 maybe(under perfect conditions of course).

    I just wondered about KE level past 500 yards.

    Thanx.
     
  4. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone seen any Savage literature or info on this LRH. What calibers will it be offered in and is there a retail price on them as of yet. I heard rumor that some gun shops here in Montana have had them in stock already - any info would be appreciated as I would like to try one. I can find nothing on the Savage web site. Thanks in advance.
     
  5. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

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    I believe they will be offered in 25-06, 308, 300 WSM, 6.5x284, 7 Mag, and 300 Win. Delivery should be in January, but the price is significantly higher than what the magazine article stated.
     
  6. Bobcape

    Bobcape Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a .260AI with 25" barrel. (Fairly close to the 6.5/.284.) I send 140gr A-Max's at 3,013fps. That gives over 1,500 ft/lbs at 600 yards and it has about 1,000 ft/lbs at 950 yards. You should be able to get this or better from your rifle.

    Bob
     
  7. corey006

    corey006 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I hope your right about the 7mm Mag....my all time favorite cartridge. Plus I have all the reloading gear for it.

    I would expect the price to be around $1000-$1200.
     
  8. johnny1time

    johnny1time New Member

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    7mm all the way!! all I use for my LR hunting/shootinggun)
     
  9. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a link to the article mentioned?

    Thanks,

    Scot
     
  10. ripluckl33

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    The Savage LRH has a MSRP of $664 according to Shooting Illustrated.

    I called Savage and was told it was a 2010 product and they didn't know when it will be on the market.

    It will be in 30-06 243 308 6.5 NORMA

    I'm definetly getting one!!
     
  11. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    2010 could get a little ugly, I'm going to need one in 6.5 Norma and I'll also need the 338LM too that is supposed to be out in 2010.:rolleyes:
    I'll be watching out for good deals on components for reloading these two!!!
     
  12. ripluckl33

    ripluckl33 Member

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    Found the rest of the info

    Accu trigger

    26 or 28 inch barrel

    Off/on muzzel brake

    Syn stock

    Check shooting illustrated Sept or August 2009
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what your def of effective kill range is. My definition is based on the expansion of the bullet. At 3000' elevation, a 140 high BC bullet with an MV of ~ 3000 will get to ~ 800 yds with 1800 fps of velocity which is the minimum expanding velocity for the bullets you mentioned. Higher elevations will increase your range.

    Barrel life can be affected by a lot of things, but case capicity vs bore diameter (overbore) is probably one of the biggest considerations. To get high LR performance usually means using overbore cartridges in the smaller calibers, .308 and down. if you want to increase barrel life, back your loads down a little from max and make sure you let the barrel cool between shots.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
  14. corey006

    corey006 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks....I was hoping for a 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag.

    Not sure why a MB would be needed on any of those cartridges....hopefully they chamber more?