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Savage 12 LRP any users?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DIM, Apr 16, 2011.

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  1. DIM

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    Thinking to get Savage 12 Long Range Precision, I been searching for reviews, no luck so far..
    Did anyone tried them, how they shoot, feel, etc..???

    Thanx;)
     
  2. supercalvin56

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    My brother has an LRPV in 204 Ruger. His accutrigger has been very good, others I read haven't been so lucky. I think the LRPV is best gun Savage makes. The HS Precision stock is a dandy. The barrel is a major chunk of stainless and causes the gun to be a little front heavy. My brother's has been a very good shooter from the very first group. It prefers the 32 V-Max with either 10X or Benchmark but, also shoots the 39 Blitzking very well. We both really like the left port for bench shooting. The one improvement would be to slicker up the bolt lift, it is a little heavy and jerky.
     
  3. DIM

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    Yes I'v seen LRPV's nice looking and few hundreds more then LRP, since LRP using blue action and barrel. Only wish Savage would make LRPV in calibers they did for LRP...
     
  4. DIM

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    Thank you Jeff56, by the way I did ask on Savage forum so far no one had tried... And for caliber I'm looking in 260, moving away from 308 as usual, now-days trend... Because of better BC in 264 bullets and trajectory of 300 WM.
     
  5. DIM

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    so anyone????
     
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    .260 is a great round. It does a lot well. If you are looking strictly for a paper puncher, I might go .243 with a fast twist as well. You push a similar BC bullet a bit faster. Either should be a good choice as long as you match the twist rate on your barrel.

    As for the Savage, most shoot. The three screw stocks can be tricky to adjust properly. There are a handful of results shown based on how you torque the three screws. I think 6mmbr.com had a good write up on it not too long ago. Anyways, I'd pick up a torque wrench if you don't already have one as it may make more difference in how your rifle shoots than a lot of other variables.
     
  7. DIM

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    I think action on 12 LRP is different, this one has detachable magazine, so its different from current target actions... By the way I found recent review on Savage Shooter, its 12 LRT chambered for 6.5 CREEDMORE, those groups are awesome using factory ammo, some are 0.1 MOA!
     
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    I have one .222-250 that is sub half MoA when I do my part. Great rifles. I also swap the barrel on mine to switch between 6 BR, .22-250 and .260 Rem
     
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    Thank you Tim! I bookmarked it so should be a problem for me next time... Now I just have to wait till new line of Savage rifles will reach my neck of the woods ;-) Dicks and Gadner Mtns have no idea about existance of LRP, they do have LRPV in their catalogs, that's all. There are few stores online, Buds was one, but it looks like he sold them all... I'm not looking for online purchase for now, will try to support local business first ;-)
     
  11. DIM

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    I found LRP available at the local store its 260 rem, I might do "review" on it, so far I'm a bit disappointed with my purchase, this rifle didn't show anything out of the box, my hunting rifles shoot better and the filth in the barrel!!! I never seen anything like it, I think my muzleloader leave less crap behind.
     
  12. DIM

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    I still have to complete break in new barrel, and if it won't improve I will contact Savage CS. Probably will contact them anyway need more info on bullets and ammo it was designed to shoot. The only ammo sold in my neck of the woods are Remington Core-Lokt by Walmart, Dicks and Gadner Mountain have nothing to offer for 260...
     
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    there are few small gunshops and they could order ammo for me, but who makes good ammo for 260? I heard Corbon makes match ammo for 260, maybe blackhills...
     
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    I have a savage 12 BTVS accu-trigger 223, less then .500 groups if I do my part,trigger is super nice. plan on getting the LRPV in 6br when I can. I was at the range recently with a guy who owned one, 10 rounds(slow fire)in one hole, I was impressed.
     
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    Who makes good .260 ammo? I DO!!! My Savage 116 loves my handloads with 140 grain Berger VLD's.

    I assume you don't reload, so maybe this info doesn't help you. 260 factory ammo is out there to be had. HSM makes a loading with the Berger VLD's, although I haven't tried them, I'm busy loading my own. Black Hills 139 grain Lapua Scenar loading shot well in my rifle, as did the (no longer made) Remington loading using the 125 grain Partition. Core-Lokt's were unimpressive, as were Federal's 120 grain Fusion.

    When I first got my 260, I kept searching online to find good deals on different forums from people selling ammo, so I got to try a bunch.

    If you end up getting the LRP I'd be interested to hear your results with it, I'm looking at buying one for range use.
     
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    For .260, anymore you probably are going to have to handload to get much out of the rifle. Good news is that Lapua now has brass for .260 as well as Remington and Winchester. It's one of my favorite rounds, but it takes a handloader to really see the potential in store.
     
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    I guess this Savage new on the market and the only way to find out if it likes it is to buy a box and try it. As far as LRP I did buy it and fired few shots and I think it doesn't like Remington ammo, or maybe I just need to shoot it more.

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    So anyone got same model? What your rifle likes to shoot: ammo or bullets, powder, seating depth?
     
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    I have two Model 12's. One in .308 DBM SS and one .204 SS internal magazine. I love both of them and how they cycle cleanly but I love my .204 because I can see my target (paper or live) after I shoot. I own three Savages total with the third being a walnut BTVSS .22 MkII. All have the accu-trigger and adjusting to it (as well as adjusting it) was very easy.
     
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    Yes they are great! I have two, the last one is Target series chambered in 260 Rem, because of the scarce ammo for it in my local stores I'm trying either order ammo which it will shoot perfectly or load something for it, but I don't want to play with load development, so maybe someone got same Savage model 12 LRP in 260 rem and know what it likes.
    Thank you.
     
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    bump
     
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    well, LRP had issue with its barrel, Savage replaced it with LRPV, this one has hard to cycle bolt, heavy machine marks in its chamber, it scratches brass, unadjusted firing pin which punches holes in primers and finally fliers. I think I've had it...
     
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    I'm using Lapua brass, carefuly sorted and prepared, flash holes debured, primer pocket uniformed, necks turned, match bullets sorted by weight and ogive, and match primers, at the end I get a groups like 0.5" at 100 5 shots, then next will open to 1.5", so far I had 120 rounds done this tube.
     
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    O yeah forgot to mention, somehow this LRPV got wood furniture instead of HS Precision stock, I think its their F-Class stock, its sort of grayish-blue color. I'm taking care of the issues, I'm not sending it back again. I took bolt apart and readjusted firing pin, now only small portion of it sticks out on the strike so this one fixed, I did glass bedding on its action and I just got gunsmith to touch-up its chamber with right size reamer, so the hard bolt and scratched brass is resolved. As far as factory ammo I do not have much of the choice, it's either Lapua or Norma no one else makes it. So its either I have to pay 100 bucks for 20 or load myself. I thought I have load developed, since 0.5" wasn't bad, then I let barrel cool down then shoot same load but it grouped to 1.3" - 1.5". I'll try slower speeds, maybe what I'm making now is to fast for new barrel
     
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