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Old 05-09-2014, 03:01 PM
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Savage Build 260

Get to pick up my new savage model 11 hunter 243 (cabelas special) to start my first build. I have been doing a lot of reading and research and think I am on the right track. I am going to stick with the 260(a caliber that I dont have) and try to get out to 600yards and if all goes well I will do another build next year to reach out to a 1000.

I am going to pretty much replace everything on the gun. I want to stay around 10lbs. This will be a target/hunting rig

Stock - Bell and Carlson Medalist
New recoil lug
New bolt handle
New Trigger
New Criterion Barrel (not sure which size/weight to get)
Dura Coat (not sure the color yet)
Laupa Brass - 200rounds
Barnes LRX (127gr) I have to go copper(try to push around 2800-2900fps)
Loaded with either 4350 or 4831. I have lots of different powders on hand to try if something works better.
Nikon 6.5-18

I know there is a wealth of knowledge and have been reading most it but if anyone has any pointers or suggestions that would be great.

Thanks. I also picked up a 300win mag model 11 and if all goes well will turn it into a 1000yard gun
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:08 PM
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Re: Savage Build 260

Why not just get a savage in 260 and start burning powder. I have 2 ,a 260,and a 6.5x284.I'm shooting both of them at steel to 750 yards out of the box.One wears a Nikon 6-18 and the other a vortex 6-24 ffp. I mean I love tinkering with rifles as much or more than anyone but I'd rather burn powder.Just saying
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:31 AM
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Re: Savage Build 260

Mooretitan, Jim @ northland shooters has a wealth of knowledge on building Savages and everything ya need. Does this give ya feel for what your going to be doing? 270 win 110 action turned into 270wby.

Gene


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Old 05-10-2014, 11:14 AM
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Re: Savage Build 260

If you can't reach 1000 with that build then something is wrong. The .260 is a LR caliber (maybe not that far on game). I agree with the above post; just buy a stock savage in .260 and start burning powder.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:11 AM
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Re: Savage Build 260

My sav m10 Lh Predmax consistently shoots 1/2Moa.
700yds. is a breeze, 1000yds on a dead Calm!
I bought the rifle with intention of upgrading it but have yet to find a need to do so.
I am pushing it to the backup position for a bear hunt in a few weeks and am going to let the 300wm shine.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:38 PM
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Re: Savage Build 260

Paperwork has been filled out and I get to pick everything up on 5/22. Really excited about putting everything together. The reason for not just getting a standard savage in a 260 is that I have always wanted to do a build and I only have 350 in the rifle and i will probably use the scope on my kids 10/22 so really for $250 for a new action is prefect. I hope to learn a lot from the build.
The reason for the 260 is I have other calibers that can reach a 1000 yards but nothing in a 6.5mm seems like the 260 will be a great caliber to learn with. Good brass and bullet selection, light recoil, easy to load for, good barrel life and it is something that if I grow out of it my kids can start shooting with it. My 300 rum might be a little much for them
I will call Jim this week and hope to everything in a done by this summer

Thanks
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:25 AM
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Re: Savage Build 260

I hear ya, I love my 260. It is hard to beat for a easy to shoot rifle that has long range ability and is suitable for most north american game. My next build will be some sort of big 7or 30. I am hoping this up coming bear hunt will reveal what my rifle needs are.
Good luck with your build, there is nothing like rolling your own and enjoying the results!
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