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savage 6mm BR
anyone have any first hand knowledge on the 3 rifles from savage chambered in 6mm BR?
12LRPV - 26" bbl, 11 lbs, left port/right hand
12F - 30" bbl. 13.3lb , dual port/right hand (IIRC)
12 Bench Rest - 29" bbl, 12.75lb, dual port/right hand (IIRC)
LUCK is the residue leftover when you subtract chance from preparation.
Mil-Spec means that it meets the lowest specifications that the military will accept. Do you want mil-spec parts?
I have been tempted to pick up one of those target rifles for a while now. I have a 6mm BRX on a plain old Model 10 action and it hammers. Ejection wasn't 100% with the short case so I originally removed the ejector and pulled them out by hand. I got an ejector upgrade kit from NSS and it works pretty good now.
Out if the three choices you listed I think the first one is standard shank and the other two are large shank barrels.
I've not seen too many reviews of them...most said they shoot great, a few said they shoot ok.
The style of the stocks are pretty different...
My club has a 600 yard range, but they may put a 1000 in next year.
Savage also sells them in the 6.5x284 iirc --- everything I've read about the 6mm br is impressive , and I like that lapua sells loaded loaded 105 scenar ammo for $2/ round that has been proven at .3moa to start with, then I could reload and lapua brass is only $1/ round
I wouldn't be competing in official matches, I would just be "playing" at the club matches and practices , so I'm not in need of a $3500 custom rifle (and Grumpy showed me a pretty impressive discount program-Damm him)
Just toying with the idea, I'm sure a good scope for it would cost quite a bit more than the rifle
For playing around at those ranges the scope is definitely more important than the rifle. A good prefit on a savage action would work well.
I forgot, I also had to bush the firing pin in the savage bolt to keep from cratering primers. I hope that one of the target rifles in a small primer caliber would have a better bolt face.
As far as reloading, you can find Lapua BR brass for 80 cents on sale and Sierra Matchking can be had for under 30 cents. A cheaper bullet would be the Hornady 105 HPBT, roughly 25 cents and performs almost as well as the Sierra or Bergers. H4895, Varget, and Re-15 are solid performers.