Re: Building a LR Rifle for the old man (my dad)
I've put together a couple Savage's now, so I would say the SA will do the trick. It will also depend on how you seat the bullets. If you go to the lands, then you might run in to some issues, but if you run them about 15 to 20 off the lands you'll be okay. If you can score a stainless for $375, jump on it. Call Stockade Stocks and get one of his price saver stocks. I've seen one and there is not a whole lot of finish work required. He builds specifically for Savage actions. He also has bottom metal and clip that will fit the action if you want a DBM and not the internal. EGW base base is $40, and Burris XTR or there Signature Z rings will due nicely. Owned both and liked both. Vortex Viper, Bushnell 5x15 Elite, or Nikon Buckmaster 4.5x14 will top it off nicely. Just some thoughts for a nice budget build. Make sure you get the heavy recoil lug at brownell's.
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