Some Savage, scope and bullet questions

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by earl1704, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. earl1704

    earl1704 Active Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Have a 270 WSM to start fiddling with for long range hunting and target shooting (600 ft. I figure is max for hunting).
    1. What reticule would you suggest for a Nightforce NP1 scope?
    Mostly target shooting but some deer and pig hunting.
    Would you recommend a different scope?
    Yes I can spend that kind of money on a scope (my wife says) :)

    2. Does anyone know if the stock on a model 16 Savage 270 WSM is considered plastic or fiberglass? Or how can I tell?

    3. Reloading question, I have read not to measure a cartridge from base to tip of bullet. But to measure from the base to ogive to get a more consistent reading. What do you measure from base to ogive with?
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    1-I think you mean Nightforce NSX scope. NP1 is a type of reticule. Most around here use a reticule with 1 or 2 MOA markings for hold off. These are the NP-R1 and NP-R2

    2-Savage stock is plastic. Way to soft to be fiberglass. But it will have steel pillars. It may shoot well for you if you don't use a bipod.

    3-To measure from the base to the ogive, you'll need a Hornady Bullet comparator or similar other brand. It uses an insert to mimic the diameter of the lands, or where the bullet engages the rifling.