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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    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

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    Nice !!

    Ya gotta love a Savage.
  3. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

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    That is one cool lookin gun.
  4. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

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    .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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    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

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    I like it alot Dragman, No No, I Love it!! Congrats on your purchase!
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    Reminds me of a snake (with that color). But I am partial to green!!
  8. 1 Eyed Jack

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    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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    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

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    :thumbsup: I like it drag!
  11. Munch

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    Very nice rifle! I love the stock!
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    I just hate warning labels on weapons-OTT looks great!!
  13. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    Me too it will be polished off in no time! haha Just gotta remember to leave the serial number on this one. :eek:
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    dragon? :D
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    too cool.
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    Very nice. I like your choice of scope rings as well. You could swing a mallet at that scope and it would stay put.
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    Very Nice! I may look into owning a Savage one day...
  18. dragman

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    finished load development!!! H4350 and 53.7 grains is the most I could shoot that didn't give me pressure. shooting 2955fps with a 175 Berger XLD and this may be the best shooting gun I have ever owned. here she is a 100

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    like those holes.
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    I don't know much about rifles like that but I know good shooting when I see it. That ten shoot group w/ 53.7 grs. looks fabulous. Will be anxious to see how she shoots when you stretch her out.:thumbsup: