savage tactical choate .308?

cf3go

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I was just at Cabelas and they had a savage tactical with choate stock and 26" heavy barrel. I cant find any info on this rifle. Anybody know anything about this gun? I can get it for 675.00, does not seem like a bad price. Any help is much appreciated.
 

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

I got that same gun for my frist rifle. Had 24" barrel tough. Snag it up, it's a great rile for a great price. I'd get it out to 1000yd without a problem.
 

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

Thanks for the reply! probably going to pick it up sunday. I have not seen one with a 26" barrel. do you recall what twist yours had?
 

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I picked one up at Cabelas a few years back. The Choate is a decent no nonsense stock. I can honsetly say that this Savage was a real pain in the rear to get to shoot, I nearly gave up on it but finally found a load it would shoot. I quickly bobbed the 26" barrel back to 20" and installed a Badger Thruster brake.

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I've got a Choate on my Savage and I was really surprised when I marked it to see if it was making contact with the entire bedding block, which is was making contact the entire length of the block on both sides. I did a skim bedding job on it, mostly for experience at doing them. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it, but I think I would want to shorten the barrel as well. Goodluck
 

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

I am going to shoot it for a while, then have the barrel cut down and threaded for a brake. Whats the negative to having a 26" barrel?
 

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: el gordo2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

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gun p0rn! EEK!

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

there is nothing negative about a 26" barrel unless you're not strong enough to carry the extra few onces or in confined quarters and need a shorter barrel.
 

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: seanh</div><div class="ubbcode-body">there is nothing negative about a 26" barrel unless you're not strong enough to carry the extra few onces or in confined quarters and need a shorter barrel. </div></div>

Or you've got a can attached to the front and don't want effectively 34"+ of barrel.
 

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Re: savage tactical choate .308?

Here's mine, it loves federal gold medal 168's, which is nice because I've got about a case and half of it left, with a case of 175s as well
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Some targets
100 yds, 3 shot check zero group, previously had been shooting 180gr tt ammo, this is getting back to fgm 168s.
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200 yards, 1st shot is lower right, 2 clicks up, then shot the next 4. Again fgm 168s
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630 yard group, stats on pic are calibrated for 600 yards, thus, are off. This is with 180gr trophy bonded tip hunting ammo
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On the best of occasions it has shot .3-.5, with fgm 168s, on bad days .7-.75, normally hovering around .5-.6. The 180gr TT shot, at times 1 1/2moa, but then at times 3/4moa, maybe it was my cleaning habits that flawed this...

I shoot off a bench with a harris brm 6-9 up front, my hand in the back, it is a stable platform, but a tank for sure, I carry it coyote hunting though, I love it.