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Unread 10-01-2012, 10:07 PM
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Savage build project

I will soon be in the market for a savage barrel. This build will be a dedicated long range rifle(for steel and deer) with a heavy barrel. My question: Who do I get to do my barrel work? I am considering a Brux and getting Devin Sinner at Sin Arms to do the chamber work. Anyone had any experience with his work or other suggestions? I want a 30" heavy barrel with brake and threaded for savage small shank. This will my first build, also on a budget, so I want to get it right the first time.

I have 300 RUM/ 210 bergers in mind unless someone can sway me in another direction.

Thanks for your input.

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    Unread 10-01-2012, 11:43 PM
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    Re: Savage build project

    I had Kevin Rayhill of Stockade Gunstocks build mine.

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    I told him that I wanted him to build me a shooter and he did. Best 5 shot group at 100 yds. is .084" and at 200 yds. is .375". 1.75" 3 shot 400 yard group. Last picture is 3 five shot groups at 1,000 yds. with the group sizes & scores in lower right. All 15 shots would hit in the boiler room of an antelope. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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    Unread 10-02-2012, 03:33 AM
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    Re: Savage build project

    What's the barrel life on the rum? Good glass is a must for distances . I'm not sure if the word budget will work . What about 300wsm or 7mm ? What's your budget like ? $1000- $1800 ?

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    Unread 10-02-2012, 06:19 AM
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    Re: Savage build project

    Probably not too much more than 12-1300 rounds? but with a 30" barrel I would have options after it becomes eroded.

    Did Kevin just do the barrel work or did he do the complete rifle?

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    Unread 10-02-2012, 07:18 AM
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    Re: Savage build project

    another nod to Kevin Rayhill,

    He has my rifle right now, so, while I can't speak to quality yet, I can speak to his customer service. Kevin has been great whenever I had questions...just be prepared to spend more time on the phone than you think, he does like to chat
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    Unread 10-02-2012, 07:50 AM
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    Re: Savage build project

    I would suggest you look into trying the 215 Berger Hybrid. I just started load development for my 300 RUM and did Bergers load recommendations from 130 thou off to 8 thou off. All shot at a inch or under at 100yds and is shooting around 5/8" at 200yds. Settled on 13 thou off the lands. Very easy bullet to load for. Hard to find in Canada though!
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    Unread 10-02-2012, 08:00 AM
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    Re: Savage build project

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    Did Kevin just do the barrel work or did he do the complete rifle?

    Spoolhead1
    He did the complete rifle except i got the money saver stock which had to be filled sanded and painted by me. It was the first time I had ever painted a stock. It was a lot of fun, cost me about $20.00 and took less than 4 hours including drying time. Kevin and his wife did everything except finishing the outside of the stock.

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