View Full Version : Thinking about getting a new gun

05-01-2011, 12:02 PM
I am thinking about buying a savage long range hunter in 6.5 - 284. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the gun or the caliber.

05-01-2011, 05:26 PM
I think Guy Eastman used that exact gun in colorado on his pronghorn hunt. You could ask him. I do know everyone that shoots that cartridge really likes it.

08-04-2011, 06:05 PM
Great gun, great cartridge. You can't go wrong.

08-04-2011, 09:14 PM
If I was you I'd get the Kimber 84L in .300 WSM- an awesome gun that will do the job for almost any type of game in North America.

08-05-2011, 12:16 PM
The price gap between that Kimber 84L and that Savage is quite a gap indeed. Why shell out
better than twice the dough for a rifle that probably isn't much more accurate than the Savage,
just for some "eye-candy" and "one-up-manship" ? Function over form. The Savages have always
been an ugly spud...but they were always accurate, now even moreso with that "accutrigger".

08-06-2011, 08:42 PM
I saved long and hard to buy a kimber montana. After several days and a couple hundred dollars in various ammo, i sent it back to the factory because i couldn't get a good group ( it was shooting 3.5" groups at 100yds). The kimber professionals shot a 1.5" group at 50yds. and returned it to me saying it was, "within specifications". I've never been so disgusted. still have the gun because i refuse to sell my problem to somebody else. there are several gun makers with accuracy guarantees for way less money... I know guys who have kimbers that drive tacks, but i'll never give another dollar to a company that doesn't stand behind their product.

Doe Nob
08-08-2011, 11:12 AM
I have the gun in 300 win mag, topped it with Zeiss conquest 4.5x14x44 with the Rapid Z 800 reticle. Getting a scope mount at Briley right now, I'll have a review whenever I get it back and have a chance to sling some lead. IMO unless you are going custom, its dollar for dollar one of the best buys out there.

08-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Doe Nob, that's a sweet set up. I had the same scope on my Savage 300 Win., but recently put it on my 6.5-284 instead.

08-15-2011, 09:53 AM
The savage would be a good choice. Take a look at their weather warrior series as well, great lightweight accurate guns. I have one in 300wsm and am really pleased with it. It shoots a lot of different ammo well. I USED to be a Rem 700 guy but they have failed to impress me lately and their stocks are junk.

Blue Skies Hunting Advent
08-15-2011, 10:44 AM
I would say buy a browning x-bolt, I have 2 and they are my go to guns, very, very accurate and consistent.