savage 11 long range hunter

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  1. snakeman

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    I am considering buying a savage 11 long range hunter in 6.5 creedmoor. I will be using it for smacking steel out to as far as I possibly can. Any thoughts? Pictures always welcome!:evil:
     
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    umm... go for it? are we providing thoughts on your wanting one or on the rifle itself?
     
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    The rifle itself. I was just hoping for some insight and maybe pictures of the gun and groups. Thanks
     
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    C'mon now surely somebody has one. the thing looks freakin sweet!
     
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    They had a similar model in the 12 that I almost bought. I have no doubt it will shoot excellent groups right out of the box. If I remember the trigger is adjustable to ozs and the stock is better.

    I've had decent accuracy out of a model 10fp I owned in .223. The second Savage I owned was a 12 VSS that I sold because it would string the shots. I was very disappointed in this rifle for the price.
     
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    Fair enough thanks for the reply. I won't drop names but I got majorly attacked on another forum on this topic.
     
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    111 Long Range Hunter

    I m picking up a 111 long range hunter in 300 win mag on saturday. I have a couple of other savages and they all shoot great. I hope this shoots just as good. Anyone that has shot one please let me know your thoughts on this rifle. Thanks
     
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    Find the ammo locally first. And buy as much brass as you can afford. Even if you don't reload now. The assorted marketing types will discontinue a cartridge that doesn't meet their sales projections with zero concern for their existing customers. It's only loaded by Hornady too.
    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/
     
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    my buddy has one in 300 mag and it shoots great, one thing he had to do was install a pressure point and he said that it really shrunk his groups down.
     
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    thanks guys that's helpful advice. yall should check out the "not cool" thread i started
     
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    Going with the Creedmoor over the .260 would be a poor decision in my book. Especially because Lapua is on the verge of releasing brass for the .260.

    As for the rifle I'm sure it'll put up 1/2 MOA with certain loads.
     
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    Ok thanks now what about the price of ammo for creedmoor vs the 260 though or do you think that the creedmoor will fade when its novelty factor wears off?
     
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    At the moment, US manufacturers make relatively fewer 6.5mm cartridges than 6mm, 7mm or 6.3mm (.257 cal). Accordingly, if you want to shoot them, you'll really need to get into handloading to make up the ideal rounds for your rifle and application. I've found that handloading not only allows much more shooting for the amount of money you'd spend on factory loads but also produces many more choices for ammo as well as more accurate ammo.

    At the moment, I'm struggling between a Savage in .260 Rem or a CZ or Sako in 6.5x55 SE. Once I decide, I'll be getting good brass and rolling my own. Sunray's advice is good. Were I you, I would study one of Zak Smith's articles discussing the .260, the 6.5 Creedmore, the 6.5 Grendel and the 6.5-.284. That may help decide the caliber choice.

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    Thanks, luckily i do reload. I too am struggling with caliber choices.
     
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    So you do hand load, okay then the .260 would be even more of an obviously choice at this point.

    Like I said, Lapua 260 brass will soon be on the market. And in spite of what most people say I've have really good results with Remington 260 brass.
     
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    No I reload and might actually go for the 260 due to component availability as well as the 6.5x55 chambered in a howa.
     
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    A CZ 550 with a Kevlar stock in 6.5x55 would be an awesome long range hunting rifle.
     
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    I totally agree sir
     
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    Savage 10 HS stocked, chambered in .260 with 1:8 twist.

    Here's what I got this morning. I have a feeling it would have put a 5th round right in there too but those were the last of the day.

    Load:
    R-P Brass
    139gr Lapua
    40 grains of H4350.
    2.780 OAL
    Pretty light load but very accurate in my rifle.
     

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    Going to guess that wasn't Long Range Hunting.com!

    I'd look into the 260 Rem too. I may just rebarrel my Savage 10 to that...next time.
     
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    p.s. going to build off of stevens 200
     
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    Good call.
     
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