Originally Posted by John_Deer
Savages are very accurate rifles but they are built for hunting and plinking. You seldom see a savage on a benchrest.
That's true! You won't find hardly any factory actions setting on a Benchrest line,almost all of them are custom single shot action's.
Go take a look on a F Class match,and you'll see plenty of Savage's!
Originally Posted by The45kid
Thanks guys I appreciate the responses so quickly. If you don't mind me picking your brains at all, how do you feel about the 260 Remington compared to the 6.5 Swede?
The 6.5 Swede is a great caliber,and is a little faster than the 260 Rem. or the 6.5 Creedmoor,but you will have a harder time finding Match Grade ammo for the Swede if you don't handload.
I like the 260 Rem,and love the 6.5 Creedmoor. Ballistic's are very close with them,but the Creedmoor allows you to shoot the long 140 gr Match bullets like the Hornady A-Max or Berger VLD's and still be under maximum magazine length.
I shoot the 260 with an AR-10 type rifle,and I built my Creedmoor off a trued Savage Varmint action.
Savage also offers the 260 Rem,and the 6.5 Creedmoor in two factory long range set-ups - The Model 11 Long Range Hunter,and the Model 12 Long Range Precision. Both are great starter rifles for long range work.