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Re: new rifle selection choices

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Post by Sidro » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:45 am

If a rifle with less recoil is your main objective with good performance @ 100 yds or longer distance the Ruger American has several to fit your wants. 7mm-08, 6.5 Creedmoor and .243 as suggested by AndyC. The first two with heavier loads are big enough for Elk hunting and all three are also available in an AR rifle platform and ammo is fairly easy to find. I have all three in both rifle configurations and you cannot go wrong either way, although the American is the cheapest route and is an extremely accurate rifle in 22 inch bbl.


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Post by glock27 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:00 am

I’m up near Frisco. I will admit the 6.5cm has gotten my attention. But I won’t ever be shooting it far enough to matter. I’ve looked into the ar10. The smith and Wesson is at the top of my list cause I own the 556 version. But from what I’ve read they usually only group 2moa. Ideally since my scope is a 20x I’d like to find a 6.5cm with a fat barrel and flat top. But still just researching wverything
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glock27 wrote:
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I’m up near Frisco. I will admit the 6.5cm has gotten my attention. But I won’t ever be shooting it far enough to matter. I’ve looked into the ar10. The smith and Wesson is at the top of my list cause I own the 556 version. But from what I’ve read they usually only group 2moa. Ideally since my scope is a 20x I’d like to find a 6.5cm with a fat barrel and flat top. But still just researching wverything
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Re: new rifle selection choices

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Post by glock27 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 pm

so i went to handle a few rifles today, I am stuck between the two below both have great reviews

ruger american predator in 6.5CM
https://ruger.com/products/americanRifl ... odels.html

medium barrel,
bedded action
free floated barrel
threaded barrel
lighter in overall weight
$380/ no scope

or the Savage 10SBA in 6.5CM which is a "field and stream exclusive special"
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/sa ... 308wnxxvgu?

heavy longer barrel,
free floated barrel
not sure on action being bedded
threaded barrel
the stock is much more sturdier that the ruger
??im not sure if this rifle is bedded??
heavier in overall weight
floating bolt head and 0 headspacing

$430 with cheap bushnell 3-9x40 after rebate


savage feels better, but im going for accuracy, should i be concerned with quality with it being a f&S exclusive?
how much of a difference does a bedded block make?
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Post by Jusme » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:41 pm

Either of those will be good rifles, I would not buy anything from Dick's, but that's just my choice. JMHO
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Post by puma guy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:43 pm

glock27 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 pm
so i went to handle a few rifles today, I am stuck between the two below both have great reviews

ruger american predator in 6.5CM
https://ruger.com/products/americanRifl ... odels.html

medium barrel,
bedded action
free floated barrel
threaded barrel
lighter in overall weight
$380/ no scope

or the Savage 10SBA in 6.5CM which is a "field and stream exclusive special"
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/sa ... 308wnxxvgu?

heavy longer barrel,
free floated barrel
not sure on action being bedded
threaded barrel
the stock is much more sturdier that the ruger
??im not sure if this rifle is bedded??
heavier in overall weight
floating bolt head and 0 headspacing

$430 with cheap bushnell 3-9x40 after rebate


savage feels better, but im going for accuracy, should i be concerned with quality with it being a f&S exclusive?
how much of a difference does a bedded block make?
I think either one would be a good choice. 6.5CM from what I've read is a great round. My only suggestion would be go to Cabela's or Bass Pro Shop to see if the will match Dic's/Field and Stream's the price. Another alternative is Academy who I know will price match. Dick's which owens F&S is too anti 2nd Amendment. I'd be willing to pay a little more just to boycott Dicks/FS I wouldn't let a low end Bushnell scope influence a choice. BTW What makes the Savage a F&S exlusive?
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Re: new rifle selection choices

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Post by glock27 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:52 pm

puma guy wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:43 pm
glock27 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 pm
so i went to handle a few rifles today, I am stuck between the two below both have great reviews

ruger american predator in 6.5CM
https://ruger.com/products/americanRifl ... odels.html

medium barrel,
bedded action
free floated barrel
threaded barrel
lighter in overall weight
$380/ no scope

or the Savage 10SBA in 6.5CM which is a "field and stream exclusive special"
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/sa ... 308wnxxvgu?

heavy longer barrel,
free floated barrel
not sure on action being bedded
threaded barrel
the stock is much more sturdier that the ruger
??im not sure if this rifle is bedded??
heavier in overall weight
floating bolt head and 0 headspacing

$430 with cheap bushnell 3-9x40 after rebate


savage feels better, but im going for accuracy, should i be concerned with quality with it being a f&S exclusive?
how much of a difference does a bedded block make?
I think either one would be a good choice. 6.5CM from what I've read is a great round. My only suggestion would be go to Cabela's or Bass Pro Shop to see if the will match Dic's/Field and Stream's the price. Another alternative is Academy who I know will price match. Dick's which owens F&S is too anti 2nd Amendment. I'd be willing to pay a little more just to boycott Dicks/FS I wouldn't let a low end Bushnell scope influence a choice. BTW What makes the Savage a F&S exlusive?

I’m not sure what makes it exclusive. I’m not able to find that model rifle on savages website or any other. In the comments I read one guy said it’s one of field and streams models. I’m also against field and stream for the anti 2a if I can spend a small amount more somewhere else I will. I usually just use dicks to get hands on and then buy elsewhere online. But they had their savage model which really caught my eye. I can do without the scope. It’s not going to get used on that rifle. It will go on a 22
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Re: new rifle selection choices UPDATE

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Post by glock27 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:54 pm

The Ruger is kinda where I’m leaning. Don’t have to pay for a scope that won’t get used. It’s bedded also. The stock is a little flimsy toward the sling mount but I can work around that I do like the look of the bull barrel on the savage it looks like a 20ga from the side.
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Post by Lena » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:10 pm

If I somehow had to start over and hunted as I used to I (myself) would either buy or build, possibly just a barrel swap to a 7-08, 6mm/244, 257 Roberts calibers and not ruling out a 7.62x51 on the high end. If I was to go deer hunting tomorrow my carry rifle would be either my 7-08 or 243 Ackley depending on where I went and the terrain. My views on calibers have changed over the years. 50 yrs ago I would taken my pre 64 M70 300 H&H. I put down over 50 with it. The worst damage I ever did to a deer was with my 220 Swift. The 300 just made a hole and they dropped.
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Re: new rifle selection choices UPDATE

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Post by bblhd672 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:29 pm

Jusme wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Either of those will be good rifles, I would not buy anything from Dick's, but that's just my choice. JMHO
:iagree: Giving Dick's/Field & Stream any business hurts the 2nd Amendment. And their policies deny 18-20 year olds their legal right to purchase a rifle.
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Savage changed how they number their rifles this year, so the 10SBA may not be a current year model. I'd check GrabAGun's offerings.
https://grabagun.com/firearms/rifles-[abbreviated profanity deleted] ... turer=3738

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