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#1 mudduck

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

While in Shreveort La, At Long Range Alley gun club, we had a chance to try out our new Savage 110BA in .338 Lapua Magnum. Shooting our own hand loads, pushing a 300gr Sierra MatchKing bullet at 2760fps, we could get consistant less than 1MOA 5 shot groups at 1000yds. We found that there appeared to be less wind drift with the .338 than with the .50 cal. We had a chance to shoot this rifle at ranges out to 200yds here in Minnesota, and frankly, were not all that impressed with it, shooting 1.5-2.0 moa groups, however, we had read that it really starts to excell out past 400yds, and based on our experiance this past weekend, I would agree. We used a bipod and shot off a shooting bench. A lot of fun, we put almost 100 rds thru it over 2 days . We were made aware of a rifle match at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, where one engages pop-up silohette targets from 100 to 1000 yds, with varying time lenghts to engage and shoot. Might do this if there are no schedule conflicts, keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:45 AM

good luck with that. Sounds like a excellent time. if you do get a chance to go, make sure you get some videos of it. would be great to see!!!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:54 AM

That sounds like a lot of fun.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

That tells me about all I need to know concerning the rifle...
Savage has always made a decent rifle, in my opinion.
But, they've really upped their game in the last 5-10 years.
I'm planning to pick one up from them in a .308's this year.
(Not to be confused with .338... :blink: )

Well, good luck with the silhouettes if you go.
That sounds like it would be a blast. (Pun intended.)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:39 AM

Dan and I and the Savage 110Ba .338 Lapua at the rangePosted Image

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:32 PM

Cool pic.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:48 PM

12 inch pie plate at 1000yds as seen thru 5.5 to 22x nightforce scope. picture is kind of grainy due to mirage and cell phone ,lolPosted Image

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:09 PM

Those targets do get kinda small at that distance. My first trip to a 1000 yd shooting event I had to ask where the targets were. The 4X8 foot backer boards looked more like minny postage stamps at that distance I can only imagine what a 12 inch plate would look like. Most likely if it could be seen at all would be like a period at the end of a sentence.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 05:45 PM

Dang it mudduck, you were 80 miles from me and didn't swing by and say hi?? I'm mad at you..... LOL Glad ya'll had fun though.
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