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alcott7 11-10-2012 04:12 PM

Savage 110 fcp hs .338 lapua
 
Hey guys,

I've been thinking about getting a .338 lapua for some time now and it's apparent that most rifles are starting at the $3000 - $4000 mark. I stumbled upon the savage 110 FCP HS witch has a remarkably lower price. I've done a little research on it and it sounds great for the cost of around $1400. Is this a good investment or sould I look into something else?

willfully armed 11-10-2012 04:35 PM

Savage rifles are about the best investment per dollar.

Their barrels are exceptionally accurate, the bolts are smooth and easy to operate. You can't go wrong.

alcott7 11-10-2012 04:56 PM

That's what I've been told. Thank you for your input. Are their any loads you would recommend?

jpattersonnh 11-10-2012 06:10 PM

Savage rifles are fine, but you seem to be looking for less expensive. What will you do about optics? Also what is the felt recoil of the Savage compared to a $3000.00 rifle? What about the Edge or RUM. Either may suit your needs and be cheaper to shoot. A 20 round box of Lapua Match ammo goes for 150.00 and over. Hunting ammo about $120.00. The RUM is about $79.00 for hunting ammo. Your looking to save on the platform, without handling one, but did you think of the cost of optics or actually shooting it??

alcott7 11-10-2012 06:28 PM

Price isn't too big of a problem I was just interested cause of the vast difference. And i read a comparison to a steyr ssg08 and accuracy was just a tad lower but all other aspects were exceptional. Also I load my own ammo. As far as optics go I have a vortex pst 6-24x50 ffp witch I believe would do the trick. I've took other calibers into consideration but .338 lapua seems pretty solid for +1000 yard shooting.

locutus 11-10-2012 07:02 PM

Bear in mind also, that scopes that will do justice to the .338 LaPua's capabilities will START at around $1500.

I'd look at Ziess, (not the Conquest, but a REAL Ziess) or perhaps Swarovski or Schmidt & Binder.

tacticalfun 11-10-2012 07:09 PM

The savage .338's are 1 - 1 1/2 moa. So...keep that in mind.

locutus 11-10-2012 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacticalfun (Post 1009197)
The savage .338's are 1 - 1 1/2 moa. So...keep that in mind.

Not exactly up to the standards of Accuracy International, of course, but not bad at all for an "el cheapo."

alcott7 11-10-2012 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus
Bear in mind also, that scopes that will do justice to the .338 LaPua's capabilities will START at around $1500.

I'd look at Ziess, (not the Conquest, but a REAL Ziess) or perhaps Swarovski or Schmidt & Binder.

The vortex will work for now but I would like to step it up to a Schmidt & Binder

tacticalfun 11-10-2012 07:18 PM

I use a nightforce for my .338. Works great.


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