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Old 12-22-2010, 06:02 PM
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If you want a good shooting factory rifle you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't look at Savage.
This would be your best option as you can change barrels yourself. Lots of prefit match barrels and the floating head doesn't need to be trued to work well. The accutrigger is good to go but aftermarket is available.
When I worked in a shop that accurrized rifles I shot more one hole groups with the 110 savage than all the other factory rifles we didn't change barrels with. If you take the time to search around you can find an old canoe paddle 110 for $200-$250 dollars. New shilen select match for $341 from the barrelman. A stock from stockys for under $200 then cry once for your glass. I have a 3x12 SB from the early 1990s that was $950 look at the prices today. I now use nikon on all the other guns but the SB goes on for load development on ever gun I own.
If I were going to start over I'd do a savage. I have a trued model 70 but the barrel is still the one that came with it. This wisa 26" I went to a 243ai douglas XX when it was trued burned it up and put this one back on for my wife. If I had a savage I could have done it myself saving $400
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: Building the perfect rifle

my first choice would be a rem sendero in 7mm( or your preference). however the savage have a big following. tikka also. roninflag
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:33 PM
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Good job Tank , you're going to scare the poor kid with that hocus-pocus break-in . Whoever does that is way past OCD. He spends more time wearing the barrel out with a rod than shooting. Time would be better spent learning the rifle and load.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:26 PM
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A blind monkey can make one heck of a shooter with a Savage!! If you want to get as close as you can to a full custom build get a timed and trued action from Sharp shooter supply, that will set you back around 500-600 depending on options. Prefit barrel form one of many great sources for 300-400, then stock it out with the P-dog special from Stockade stocks in the money saver for 235 and finish yourself or get a Hart stock from Stockys Stocks in wood for under 200. All you need to add is a head space guage, wrench and some bedding and your into a rockn rig for 1000-1200 bucks!!! You can score a Stevens action for just over 200 dollars and roll the rest of the parts on and have nearly as good a rig but with a little less of the refinements, that puts you in the 800-900 dollar range.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:53 AM
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heck yes! i love getting so many ideas and so much feedback! I do like that Idea about the savage, but i really dont like the way they feel, but I hear they shoot excellent! Thank you all so much, you have made my decision that much harder!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:21 AM
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Good job Tank , you're going to scare the poor kid with that hocus-pocus break-in . Whoever does that is way past OCD. He spends more time wearing the barrel out with a rod than shooting. Time would be better spent learning the rifle and load.
there is a complete guide to barrel break in ; go to riflemans journal by german salazar. excellent read. roninflag
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