Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-26-2010, 09:46 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 285
Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Guys, first let me say Thank You to all who have answered my many noobie long range questions. I have learned a bunch over the last few weeks. I have decided to make my build a 7mm WSM or .284 on my Stevens 200 action.

My next question is who should I get the barrel from that can make a std. shank barrel, cut a chamber so that it has a lead that will handle the 180gr. Bergers / 180gr. VLD, and mount a good muzzle brake. It takes the std./small shank.

Also, if you can recommend a barrel that would be nice as well.

I am in Central Texas, but the provider can be from anywhere.

Thanks Again!

Last edited by TORCHRIDER; 10-26-2010 at 09:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-26-2010, 10:11 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 1,793
Re: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TORCHRIDER View Post
Guys, first let me say Thank You to all who have answered my many noobie long range questions. I have learned a bunch over the last few weeks. I have decided to make my build a 7mm WSM or .284 on my Stevens 200 action.

My next question is who should I get the barrel from that can make a std. shank barrel, cut a chamber so that it has a lead that will handle the 180gr. Bergers / 180gr. VLD, and mount a good muzzle brake. It takes the std./small shank.

Also, if you can recommend a barrel that would be nice as well.

I am in Central Texas, but the provider can be from anywhere.

Thanks Again!
I've had Sin Arms chamber a couple barrels for me. He does great work. You can find him on Savageshooters.

BTW, since you have a long action, you probably won't have to worry about where the 180g bullet sits. That's mostly a concern for hitting the lands and still fitting in a magazine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2010, 10:28 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 285
Re: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Thanks Geargrinder. I understand the action and magazine will support bullets loaded out, but doesn't the throat in the chamber need to be longer that std. to accept the 180gr. bullets loaded out?


Quote:
Originally Posted by geargrinder View Post
I've had Sin Arms chamber a couple barrels for me. He does great work. You can find him on Savageshooters.

BTW, since you have a long action, you probably won't have to worry about where the 180g bullet sits. That's mostly a concern for hitting the lands and still fitting in a magazine.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-26-2010, 10:33 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Murray, Ky.
Posts: 1,269
Re: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Just send your action, lug and muzzle brake to benchmark barrels they did the exact thing your asking for me. Got it and another barrel in about 12 weeks the guys there are awesome to deal with and they always have time to talk by phone or email.


Nathan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-26-2010, 11:15 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 285
Re: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Thanks Nathan, I left them a message to call me back.
Was your action a Stevens/Savage?
Did you receive a complete action/lug/barrel back from them?
What brake did you end up going with and how did you know which diameter brake to purchase?

Thanks,

Dave


Quote:
Originally Posted by nddodd View Post
Just send your action, lug and muzzle brake to benchmark barrels they did the exact thing your asking for me. Got it and another barrel in about 12 weeks the guys there are awesome to deal with and they always have time to talk by phone or email.


Nathan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-26-2010, 12:08 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Murray, Ky.
Posts: 1,269
Re: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Hey Dave, I used a savage precision target action and used one of Jim See's medium style muscle brakes. Len sells them here at LRH. I sent all this stuff to the guys at benchmark and they did the rest. UPS delivered if to my door step last Friday. I don't think you'd go wrong with them or Devin at Sin Arms I've never used him but I've heard many good things about him. I'd also look into using Jim See at centershot rifles he is very good as well.


Nathan
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-26-2010, 02:58 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 1,793
Re: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TORCHRIDER View Post
Thanks Geargrinder. I understand the action and magazine will support bullets loaded out, but doesn't the throat in the chamber need to be longer that std. to accept the 180gr. bullets loaded out?
Yes and no. Usually you'll need a short throat when you have magazine limitations. That's the most common need for a special throat length.

Most standard throat lengths are designed around the usual short fat hunting rounds. Those lengths are usually quite generous for VLC/Tangent type ogives.

It would be good to discuss this with whoever is going to chamber your barrel.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Savage Tactical 300WM barrel & Brake tresmon Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 0 12-24-2010 12:49 PM
will a 338 brake work on 375 460or338 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 11 09-17-2010 10:32 PM
Sendero SFII, Defensive Edge Brake, Trigger Work- In Montana Troutslayer2 Guns For Sale 4 09-02-2010 10:54 AM
What paper work is required to purchase brake joel0407 General Discussion 4 02-05-2009 10:37 PM
muzzel brake for a Savage sporter barrel MIhunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 4 10-31-2008 08:40 PM

Current Poll
Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course - 73.20%
1,562 Vote
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. - 26.80%
572 Votes
Total Votes: 2,134
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC