new savage predator need advice

PEEWEE69

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Ok I got me predator hunter in a 6.5 creedmoor got a few questions how well do the savages shoot never owned one Im gonna put a vortex PST 4-16 x50mm on it any suggestions on rings and bases probably won't shoot past 500 with the gun
primary use will be yotes and whitetail thanks in advance
 

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The 6.5 Creedmoor is a really fine caliber. Check over at savageshooters.com for info on the Savage. 65creedmoor.com is another good site. With my Savage CM I used a Criterion barrel with a 1-8 twist. I found that the 140g factory ammunition shot great. For reloads I just used H4350 with 140g Berger and Norma 130 Golden Target bullets. The 130g Norma bullet was outstanding.
 

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warne maxima are awsome for the money. I have them on my lightwieght .338 RUM and they havent budged in 6 years.

I would reconside the 4-16 viper. If its going to be a yote gun for 500 and less, I would (and did actually) go with a 2.5-10. You will be able to hit dogs just fine at 700 yards, if you and your rifle can, using 10x. Ive only shot a handlefull of dogs, but when I have they have been close and when you get three coming in you want the best chance at a double or tripple. That means being able to get sight picture fast.

I always set up for the long shot, but they dont come as often as the normal/close range shots. I did manage to get my first double last year, and was thankfull for the lower mag.
 

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Thanks for the advice I always bought what was on the shelf at the time but I want better this time
I want the extra magnification so as I get better I can shoot further latter on
once again thanks for the advice
 

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there is no need for the plus moa bases even out to 1000 yards with the CM and a vortex !!!!!!!!!!

i have the M 11 LRH in 6.5 CM and 6.5x20-50 vortex and love it i went with leupold one piece base and rings for mine
 

PEEWEE69

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Ok decided on the EGW HD picatinny base and tps rings now my question is do i get steel or aluminum base and rings and what height rings to clear a 50mm scope the scopes a vortex pst
4-16x50
 

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most people would say go with Aluminum rings. That said, I went with Warne permanent attach rings. I think they are really good rings, and the low rings work great with my 6-24X50 PST. I use an EGW 20 MOA base with them on a Savage with a heavy sporter barrel.
 

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1. Mod 10 270WSM - 1 piece steel Ferrel base $100, Burris XTR rings $50 - will shoot 0.75 MOA with several loads after a lot of load work

2. Mod 110 6.5x284 - 1 piece EGW aluminum base $30, TMS Rings $25 - will shoot 0.50 MOA with every 140gr load I have tried

I think the 6.5x284 is inherently more accurate than the WSM, but the lower cost aluminum EGW base and TMS aluminum tactical rings are doing their part at a much lower cost. The TMS rings can be found on Amazon. I feel that the aluminum rings are fine as long as you stick with the large tactical type. I like to keep them matched to an aluminum 1 piece base. They would be out of place on a classic style rifle, but look just fine on the Savage mod 10.
 
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