New ELR world record set with a factory Savage 338 lapua!

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Hmm... yeah, That does require a bit of an explanation... it really displays an incredible aptitude behind the trigger, dedication to loading, shooting and the myriad of other things that go into something of this nature. ( a fair bit of luck too!) No fancy-schmancy custom this and that. A factory barreled action on a nice foundation, a good trigger and rest, obvious prowess from the nut at the helm. I’m not a fan of the looks of a Savage action, but they really do seem to be a great rifle overall.
Guess the “lol” came from the image I have in my head of this guy showing up at the firing line with (as the title says) a factory Savage 338 lapua and vortex scope. He’s obviously laughed at by the guys running $15000 setups (remember this is the image in my head, not how I envision guys at the competition) He then proceeds to shoot a 30” vertical by 4” horizontal group at 2158 yards....
not a full and adequate depiction, but it was my initial reaction. No offense meant. I maybe made a *rule 4 violation* out of myself, but that dude can freaking drive that Savage! That’s why the “LOL” anyways...
Congratulations Randy!
 

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Hmm... yeah, That does require a bit of an explanation... it really displays an incredible aptitude behind the trigger, dedication to loading, shooting and the myriad of other things that go into something of this nature. ( a fair bit of luck too!) No fancy-schmancy custom this and that. A factory barreled action on a nice foundation, a good trigger and rest, obvious prowess from the nut at the helm. I’m not a fan of the looks of a Savage action, but they really do seem to be a great rifle overall.
Guess the “lol” came from the image I have in my head of this guy showing up at the firing line with (as the title says) a factory Savage 338 lapua and vortex scope. He’s obviously laughed at by the guys running $15000 setups (remember this is the image in my head, not how I envision guys at the competition) He then proceeds to shoot a 30” vertical by 4” horizontal group at 2158 yards....
not a full and adequate depiction, but it was my initial reaction. No offense meant. I maybe made a *rule 4 violation* out of myself, but that dude can freaking drive that Savage! That’s why the “LOL” anyways...
He’s actually a local guy here in Ohio, he shoots a .223 pistol most of the time at our local 1000 yard range. he’s always in the top ten of finishers, and quite often in first place. He’s a wind master. He made me rethink getting rid of my 112 338.
 

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Man, I’m watching the threads on the 37XC, looking at the snipe-tac, Barrett, chey-tac rifles... they all look awesome and probably are. But, Randy’s groups with a mere 338 lapua (I know...) at nearly a mile and a quarter look like mine at a quarter mile! Helps me not need to keep up with the Jones’s in the rifle dept. just shut up, shoot, learn and get good. Again, amazing accomplishment!
 

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Man, I’m watching the threads on the 37XC, looking at the snipe-tac, Barrett, chey-tac rifles... they all look awesome and probably are. But, Randy’s groups with a mere 338 lapua (I know...) at nearly a mile and a quarter look like mine at a quarter mile! Helps me not need to keep up with the Jones’s in the rifle dept. just shut up, shoot, learn and get good. Again, amazing accomplishment!
I got a comp coming up. I’m using a tikka Tac in .223 with a manners stock just torqued to spec. It has a Bushnell DMRII. I definitely know what you mean. You feel judged and not taken seriously. Kudos to this guy for his serious skill!!
 

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  1. Congrats to this guy, awesome achievement.
  2. You’re going to be judged by someone either way.
  3. I can’t wait to score a 110fcp with a golden eagle off armslist next year after billy gets worked in the shoulder brain and wallet by the combo he purchases this weekend at Cabelas
 

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Congrats to the gentleman. I see he is an experienced shooter and has the ability to do that, but with a factory rifle? The stars must have been aligned just right for him. Awesome!!!
 

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Congrats to the gentleman. I see he is an experienced shooter and has the ability to do that, but with a factory rifle? The stars must have been aligned just right for him. Awesome!!!
Allot of the Savage 12’s are serious shooters right from the factory. I have a 12LRP that was chambered in 260 Remington that was literally a sub .3 rifle with my hand loads. The most accurate rifle I ever shot off the shelf. I shot it until the throat eroded so bad, that I had to take it to my local gunsmith, and he rechambered it into 6.5 x 47 Lapua. It is still shooting under .5 MOA when I do my part. Just shot 3 shot group at 800 yards a few weeks ago with it, that measured 2.86”. The stars aligned for me, I know. The gun shoots better than I do.
 

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The looks/laughs/judgement is probably what I get when I do the opposite and show up to hunt elk with a .375 Snipetac.:D Folks gonna judge no matter what you do. There are plenty of guys on this site that judge you when you hunt long range.:rolleyes: Imagine what that fella could have done with something ballistically “better”, he was obviously on his game that day.
My first long range rifle was a 112 in 7mm RemMag, one of the most accurate rifles I’ve ever owned. How’s this for a laugh; the thought has popped up in my head more than once to sell my amazingly accurate full custom .375 Snipetac and doing what jasent is doing with a 112 Savage .338 and turning it into a XC (except I’d want the .33 version, probably carbon wrapped barrel). I would just like the lighter rifle and sacrificing a little performance doesn’t bother me...much. Crazy huh?!o_O
 

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It seems like it is a lot easier for the “stars to align” nowadays with factory rifles - there is a lot of good stuff out there. Some people are stuck in the past where you had to build a custom to get sub 1/2 moa accuracy. Thats just not the case anymore. There are more factory guns than ever before that shoot as well or better than customs.
 

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