New toy!

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by dragman, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    Jan 11, 2011
    PA
    Ok I have to admit I have a serious problem with savages!!! Newst toy is a savage f-class (highly modified :eek:). A little bit of stock work as you can see and the action has been timmed and trued. She is sporting a 30.25" Krieger with a break. I have tried a few loads and have it narrowed down to H4350 and somewhere between 53.8 and 54.3. 1-9twist and I am shooting the 175 XLD bergers @ 2949-2989 depending on which load I settle with. I am really liking the performance of the .284 and can't wait to see what it does at out past 1000. I got the gun on a sweet deal and have extra .284 barrels so if anyone needs one I got them for a good price! here are some pics.
     

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  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Nice !!

    Ya gotta love a Savage.
     

  3. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Iowa
    That is one cool lookin gun.
     
  4. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Iowa
    .284 Winchester, or 6.5X284?

    If your gun is a 6.5x284 you might consider keeping one barrel for a replacement....They are kinda hard on barrels if you want maximum long range accuracy. Say about 1,500-2,000 rounds and the guys I know change them out. Nice looking rifle for F class.

    Regards, Kirk
     
  5. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    Jan 11, 2011
    PA
    this one is a straight .284. I have 5 barrels though hahaha. My other F- Class is a 6.5X284 and they are kinda a throat burner I like shooting 1000 rounds and then setting it back 1.5" then I usually get another 1500 before she is done.
     
  6. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Iowa
    I like it alot Dragman, No No, I Love it!! Congrats on your purchase!
     
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Reminds me of a snake (with that color). But I am partial to green!!
     
  8. 1 Eyed Jack

    1 Eyed Jack New Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I love the .284, have killed all of my big game with a Win Mod 88, reloading for it for the first time earlier today, I have read recently that the .284 is becoming more popular than the 6.5 -.284 for competition, it's an oddball fat case, but I love it, if it were in production today it would be considered a short magnum, so I have read anyway,

    Cool gun, enjoy it,
     
  9. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    Jan 11, 2011
    PA
    thanks all. I can't wait to get this out to 1000 and further the 7mm bullet 175 grains at almost 3000fps with a B.C. of .658 should be a real performer!!!
     
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    :thumbsup: I like it drag!
     
  11. Munch

    Munch Member

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    May 31, 2011
    Ellenton, FL
    Very nice rifle! I love the stock!
     
  12. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I just hate warning labels on weapons-OTT looks great!!
     
  13. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    Jan 11, 2011
    PA
    Me too it will be polished off in no time! haha Just gotta remember to leave the serial number on this one. :eek:
     
  14. popgun

    popgun New Member

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    Sep 21, 2009
    dragon? :D
     
  15. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware