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I know that Savage has a big following on the forum, and are known for their accuracy. This new one in 6.5/284 with 26" barrel, 1 in 8" twist, and in line muzzle brake has my interest up. It is made in a hunting weight, and I was wondering if anyone has one.
My experience with the 6.5/284 was a Weatherby action and 1 in 9 twist.
The magazine was too short to shoot the longer bullets that I wanted to try.
Anyway, what are you guys thoughts
Thx
Tom
http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/111 longrangehunter
 

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Thx guys. It wouldn't be a walking around rifle. I hunt from an enclosed blind so it should work for that okay.
I'm setting a feeder up at 400 yards and want to experiment with some live target ballistic results (pigs)
Our larger pigs can go about 18" in width and would approximate a mature mule deer or maybe cow elk. I want to use my standard rounds like 243, 260, 270 and see what happens at that range. It gives me the excuse to get a new rifle, too.
 

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Sounds like fun to me...and who needs an excuse?! :)
 

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As if you needed an excuse, Tom! :p

Think you'll like the 6.5/284. Should be deadly on them piggies.
 

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I won't tell anyone you have an ugly rifle!!!! :p :p :p
 

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Sounds a bit like my laminate Model 70 7mm WSM. It is a bit heavy and the round is kind of obscure (as is the 6.5/.284). But it REALLY reaches out and shoots. Solid, accurate. Based on my experiences with Savages, I bet that 6.5 will be the same....and it'll probably be more fun shooting at the bench too! Similar results without burning half a can of powder as I do each shot.
 

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They're not ugly. They're...comely. Had a "package" gun in .308. Got stolen. but found the same thing lightly used. Heavy means steady, even in mountains....
 

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Dollar for dollar the best built for sure! Usually the best built regardless of dollars, except for customs. A heavy built Savage (12 or 112) usually acts like a Remington 40x. Compare those prices!:p
 

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I don't shoot factory rifles but, if I did, this would be my choice....


Model: 12 Bench Rest
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The 6.5-284 is a superb long-range round and with the 1-8" twist (good decision on Savage's part), it will handle the heavier 140 gr. Match and VLD bullets very well...

A pig at 400 yards! You're just getting started ;)....

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Sounds like a great rifle but too bad it's not stainless. As I like guns that shoot well, I rate Savage well above Remington and most other production guns. Now if they would just make stainless .375 H&H rifles again!
 

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I think the 1 in 8' twist was a good idea also.
There are some great bullets coming out in 6.5 that would need that twist.
I think I'll trade in some pistols, not a real pistol fan, and get this one.
by the time I spray paint the whole thing, it will be "all business"
400 yards is about as far as I want to go. That way, I don't need a mil scope, just hold one foot over... bang flop!
Might even be worth putting a good scope on it-
 

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mike.. what makes a pretty rifle.. pretty is as pretty does.. slim:)
jus like womens..jmo ladies.. don t get mad now, if you a liber.. we probably never woulda hooked up anyway...better for you ,better for me.. you think..:)..
 

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by the time I spray paint the whole thing, it will be "all business"
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I hate to help a man buy a Savage but what the heck...
Ya know, Savage might paint it for you? Maybe you want to eliminate the brake or something? Call their customer service # (413) 568 7001. You want ext 4399 or "Special Order". They'll tie a ribbon on it for ya if it will sell a rifle. All you need after that is a local dealer or FFL holder to take delivery.
Presto....one custom ugly rifle:p
 

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Went to cabelas to order, and like most of these "new entries" into the market, it might be several months before I can get one.
 

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Dollar for dollar the best built for sure! Usually the best built regardless of dollars, except for customs. A heavy built Savage (12 or 112) usually acts like a Remington 40x. Compare those prices!:p
I would love one, the f class competitors are buying these in droves and shooting fair groups 12" at 1000 yards with 32/42 Nightforce scopes .Dammn
 
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