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    Ike Eastman's rifle/caliber

    I was watching Eastman's Hunting Journal T.V. show the other evening and the Eastman's did a Savage arms commercial in which Ike,Mike and Guy sported Savage rifles.
    Ike's rifle looks like a Savage Lightweight Hunter, I was wondering if anyone knows what caliber it is. And why he chose it? I'm also curious about what Mike & Guy shoot, and why. Perhaps one of them can shed some light on this.

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    I believe Guy use to shoot a Weatherby in 30-338 caliber but not sure what he shoots now. They probably shoot Savage's now because of their sponsorship. Don't know what caliber Ike and Mike shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    I believe Guy use to shoot a Weatherby in 30-338 caliber but not sure what he shoots now. They probably shoot Savage's now because of their sponsorship. Don't know what caliber Ike and Mike shoot.
    I think Guy also used a Dakota rifle as well. I'm not sure on Mikes rifle, but I know from his videos he likes a 7 magnum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    I was watching Eastman's Hunting Journal T.V. show the other evening and the Eastman's did a Savage arms commercial in which Ike,Mike and Guy sported Savage rifles.
    Ike's rifle looks like a Savage Lightweight Hunter, I was wondering if anyone knows what caliber it is. And why he chose it? I'm also curious about what Mike & Guy shoot, and why. Perhaps one of them can shed some light on this.
    Good morning and Happy New Year. I shoot a couple of Savage's. The one in the commercial is the Light Weight Hunter in a 6.5 Creed Moor. It is my rifle of choice except on big animals like Elk. Guy likes his Long Range Hunter in a 6.5 284. He also uses a 270 WSM. Mike uses a 7mm as he has been for 50 years or more. Hope that answers your questions. Good luck this year in the field and draws. ~Ike

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    Thanks Ike. My son uses the 6.5 Creed Moor, my brother uses the 6.5x284 and I use the 7mm

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    Thanks Ike, I've been trying to decide what caliber to order in a Savage lightweight hunter. Either a 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm/08.
    I think I'll order the Creedmoor. I like the ballistics. More energy and velocity over 300yds. than either the .308 or the 7mm/08.
    Lots of great bullets available as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    I believe Guy use to shoot a Weatherby in 30-338 caliber but not sure what he shoots now.
    I think you mean 30-378.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    Thanks Ike, I've been trying to decide what caliber to order in a Savage lightweight hunter. Either a 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm/08.
    I think I'll order the Creedmoor. I like the ballistics. More energy and velocity over 300yds. than either the .308 or the 7mm/08.
    Lots of great bullets available as well.
    I like my 7mm-08 savage lwh. check out the accubond long ranges they have a super high bc makes for a flat trajectory..

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbletaxi View Post
    I like my 7mm-08 savage lwh. check out the accubond long ranges they have a super high bc makes for a flat trajectory..
    The 6.5 Creedmoor has some pretty impressive numbers at long range. It holds it's velocity and energy longer than a .284, it was designed from the ground up as a long range target cartridge. But, like you said there are no flies on a 7mm/08 either. And there are a plethora of bullets for both. A deer or antelope can only be killed so dead, a few FPS probably doesn't matter in a hunting situation.

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    Are you referring to the 284 Win.?
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