Savage's Long Range Hunter.

corey006

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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.
 

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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
 

corey006

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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
 

corey006

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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.
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.
 

ripluckl33

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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.

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!!
 

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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!!!
 

ripluckl33

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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.

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
 

MontanaRifleman

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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.
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
 

corey006

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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!!

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?
 

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