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Old 01-30-2010, 05:55 PM
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new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

I'm looking into purchasing a savage model 111 to start building a long range gun. i have heard that this action may not be smooth loading. can anyone shed some light on this for me? anyone have any thoughts about starting with this rifle?
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:27 PM
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Re: new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

Several people over here

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have built on them including the 338Edge.
I believe most of them have been single shots although I know of at least one who has a repeater.
My last 300 RUM was a used gun I purchased & it fed just fine but this was before I was into long range and was using factory ammo.( no long O.A.L stuff)
Main problem is the RUM actions & parts are getting harder to find.
Savage used the same action for the 300RUM,375H&H & the rare 7mmSTW
I too am currently looking to build on this action once I find one.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:02 PM
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Re: new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

You might want to check into buying an action only from one of the venders on the Savage sight.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:36 PM
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Re: new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

If you can actually find a RUM Savage action. You'll have a tough time using it as a repeater. Even with a RUM box, you'll be limited to a short mag box.

Making a Savage into a repeater isn't a big deal. Just takes some time with a dremel or mill. You'll also have to modify the mag box and secure it into the stock.

If you don't mind single shot, that's the easiest way to go. No modifications necessary.

If you really want a repeater and don't want to whittle on an action. It's easiest to build on a....gulp....Remington. Throw a Wyatt extended box in and go.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:40 AM
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Re: new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

Thank you for your comments and insight
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:09 PM
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Re: new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

With some searching you can find some new bottom metal and magazines that will allow the Savage to be a repeater.

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:23 PM
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Re: new build on a savage 300 r.u.m.

Who's making them?

Must be for the new centerfeeds. They have the larger opening.

The staggerfeeds are limited by the magazine opening on the action.
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