| Rancid Coolaid wrote:|
Will think about it for awhile.
Purely range gun? Long range is the key?
It will be hard to find something that comes close to competing with the 6.5x47 in that regard. There is always 6x47, but that is a flavor change.
What is the #1 priority for this gun, and how does that priority differ from your 30-cals and your 6.5x47?
#1 priority is precision and efficiency in a short barrel. I can tune the muzzle blast with powder choices to a certain degree, but I do not like loud guns.
I still have my DTA SRS with 338LM and 6.5x47L barrels for the situations when I really want long distance.
I am mostly playing with the Savage because I can and because I want to screw around with an aftermarket chassis. It is also a much cheaper way to mess with different cartridges: a new barrel for the DTA is more than $1k.
A new nice barrel for the Savage if I want to mess with something new is half that (and often less).
However, with the DTA being a bullpup, I have developed a lot of appreciation for compact rifles. They are easily maneuverable and fit into a very compact case. Hence the McRee chassis with a folding stock and a short barrel.
Most of the shooting I do is within 700 yards. I do not get to go beyond that as often as I'd like. However, I do run into considerable wind with reasonable regularity.
Living in California, I will not be able to use a suppressor vast majority of the time: only when I go out of state.
Another reason I want to set the Savage up is to have a platform I can use if I want to come up with some really screwy wildcat.
For example, every once in a while I consider taking something like a 30 AR round and necking it up to use those freakishly long bullets for some serious subsonic performance. Something like this: