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m6z
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Posted: 1/12/2013 11:43:37 PM
I've been looking to get into the long distance game and I've been reading up on what's available and out there. I'm looking for a out of the box rifle to start with. Is there anything out there in 6.5 creedmoor similar to the Rem. SPS Tactical offerings? Or maybe a barreled 700 action in 6.5 creedmoor?

I know Savage make a heavy barrel 6.5 creedmoor, but I would rather stay around 22", I only seen a 26" heavy barrel on their site.

I'd like to stay around $1200 for a complete rifle. Is this possible or should I just stick with a SPS tactical in .308?



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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:29:27 AM
First article I saw on the 6.5 they were shooting one of those long range rifles with iron peep sights that looks kind of like the
"Sand People" rifles from Star Wars. They are so simple I can't see how they couldn't be under $1200.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:17:21 AM
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you could always have a smith put together a barreled action for you


700 action= 400
true action= 250
Custom barrel= 330
Chamber baarrel= 250


total 1230 plus or minus a little depending on the smith



eta: or go with the saveage, and have a smith cut it shorter
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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:27:27 PM
Savage does the 10 Predator with a 24" barrel that sounds like what you are looking for. Ruger is also listing a light varmint style gun with a 24" barrel this year.

The savage predator gun is pretty nice. I have handled a couple and it is much more of a all around gun that their really heavy gun.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 5:30:54 PM
Buy the Savage LRP it has a great reciever, very nice trigger, and DBM. The stock is a HS precision. if the factory barrel is to long take it off and sell it and buy a CBI barrel at the length you want. you will have around 1,000 into it and it will be a hammer.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:45:42 PM
Originally Posted By pappy83:
Buy the Savage LRP it has a great reciever, very nice trigger, and DBM. The stock is a HS precision. if the factory barrel is to long take it off and sell it and buy a CBI barrel at the length you want. you will have around 1,000 into it and it will be a hammer.



They are great but super heavy. Replacement barrels are almost all heavy because it is the large shank receiver. The predator is much closer to a normal varmint/tactical profile. The HS stocks are nicer for sure but you can always buy one later
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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:11:26 PM
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http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/

Savage makes quite a few models in 260 and 6.5 Creedmoor

I have the 12 LRP in 260 and dreaded the weight until I hunted with it this weekend. It actually wasn't that bad. Killed two whitetail does, one at 480y and the other at 700y. It is a shooter.
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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:21:25 PM
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