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Old November 01, 2017, 19:30   #1
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Savage 10/110 BA 6.5

After building an (AR-10)LR-6.5 creedmore at considerable cost I came to the conclusion the cartridge is best utilized in a bolt gun and ordered the Savage 10/110 BA in 6.5 Creedmore. There is a $150.00 factory Rebate and you should be able to get the rifle for $1050 out the door then minus 150 makes it $900.
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A friend of mine picked up a Savage Long range Hunter in 6.5 Creedmore. Loves the heck out of it. Gets great groups and loves the light recoil compared to his old 7 Mag. So far, he has one shot drops during deer season.

I expected nothing less since my Ruger Precision in 6.5 Creedmoore makes me look like a pro every time I go out with it. I would love to see somebody that CAN shoot show me what that cartridge can do.
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I took my first LR-6.5 creed more out to zero was banging 8 inch steel at 600 yards, Then I went out to check hits on the steel and this guy had a custom bolt in a custom rest that I have never seen the likes of, old retired recon guy, He shot two five shot groups, one 3 inch, the other 2.6, he measured with a dial caliper. I wouldn't have believed it if I had not watch him set the target and fire the rounds, he promptly photographed and sent his buddies the pics to droll over. This is why I am going bolt now but I can't afford his rig.
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I am shopping for a bolt gun to take to a 4 day precision rifle course.

My finalists are all in 6.5 Creedmoor. Including the Savage 10/110 BA, The Tikka T3X CTR Tactical and the Ruger Precision Rifle.

I am thinking about the SWFA SS 12X fixed with a mildot reticle and turrets.

tac-40, what scope is on your RPR?

If I get excited about my new rifle, I could easily get into PRS matches.
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I am running a Vortex Viper PST 6x24x50 with the EBR-2C First Focal Plane reticle. I got it a good discount because Vortex was coming out with their new model, so I saved a few hundred bucks. I like the FFP because the ranges stay the same. Went with the MOA Mil-Dots because I understand MOA and not so quick on the uptake with Mrad. I did notice that at 24x, the scope and rifle picked up my chest pulse through my thin T-shirt. Most of my shooting now is in the 12-15x range. Longest I have stretched my rifle out is is 600 yds. But I have an invite to an under construction 1000 yard range come next year when finished.
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I am shopping for a bolt gun to take to a 4 day precision rifle course.

My finalists are all in 6.5 Creedmoor. Including the Savage 10/110 BA, The Tikka T3X CTR Tactical and the Ruger Precision Rifle.

I am thinking about the SWFA SS 12X fixed with a mildot reticle and turrets.

tac-40, what scope is on your RPR?

If I get excited about my new rifle, I could easily get into PRS matches.
Have you looked at Bergara? I have the LRP in 6 Creedmoor. I'm no shooter but have put up a 5 shot 3" group at 600 with factory Hornaday 108gn ELD match ammo. Factory ammo for the 6 is 20% more expensive than the 6.5. Picked up the rifle at a great price through a BIN GB ad; only $150 or so more than the RPR is running. She currently wears a Millett 6-24x56 scope until I can save enough coin for a better glass.

Another shooter at my local range is running the Tikka T3X CRT and getting great accuracy. A little pricier than the Bergara from what I've seen for sale.

Both of these rifles are competing favorably with the high dollar bolt guns I see weekly.
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That Bergara was a great looking rifle, real tempted but getting to close to retirement. Chose the Savage for economics and will post range results early next week as I test it out to 600 yards Sunday. Converted the LR-6.5 to .308 with an $89 16"barrel from midway and will do like wise.
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tac-40 and Eyeguy. Thanks for the information. Bergara rifles are new to me, so I did some searching on GunBroker. Some of their top end rifles actually come with a test target shot at the factory. Impressive.

The Ruger Precision Rifle lists at $1,599, but you can find them NIB on GunBroker for $1,000, + or - a $ or two. Quite a discount. And 5 1/2 pages of listings just in 6.5 Creedmoor.

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