Savage 110 fcp hs .338 lapua

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by alcott7, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. alcott7

    alcott7 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    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.
     

  3. alcott7

    alcott7 New Member

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

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    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??
     
  5. alcott7

    alcott7 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  7. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not exactly up to the standards of Accuracy International, of course, but not bad at all for an "el cheapo."
     
  9. alcott7

    alcott7 New Member

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

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    I use a nightforce for my .338. Works great.
     
  11. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Can you cite a source?
     
  12. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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  13. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I can't exactly call that much of a testing. HSM ammo is absolute crap. I understand that 338 ammo doesn't have a plethora of commercial offerings, but HSM should never be considered.

    With a 1:9 twist, I have no idea why they tested heavy bullets. I'd have used 180-225gr, and likely cut those groups in half.
     
  14. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    I'm not sure ....i tried it with these http://www.nosler.com/Reloading-Data/338-Lapua-Magnum-225-Grains.aspx and was still at .95-1.15 moa at 300yds
     
  15. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Moa at 300 yards is not bad at all.

    I think 1:9 twist is way too fast for a magnum big bore. My 308 is 1:12. Puts 168 smk's into .400" groups at 100 yards.