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Old 04-25-2012, 07:23 AM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

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This thread got my attention. It seems Savage QC is not very good, and its Customer Service is even worse.

I was leaning toward buying a 111 Long Range Hunter in 300WM. But now I am thinking I should start on a cheap used Savage to build my own, instead of gambling with $900 to start with.
I think you are on the right track, after all I gabled with no luck with 3 of their rifles, so I would recommend buying Savage action alone, then pick a stock of you choice and the barrel...
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:24 AM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

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I think you are on the right track, after all I gabled with no luck with 3 of their rifles, so I would recommend buying Savage action alone, then pick a stock of you choice and the barrel...
Yeah, I see this as the best option too. I would think they would want to be more customer friendly as they seem to keep up with what customers are looking for. Guess you can't get everything. I like building off the Savage action. It is really easy and don't need a lathe.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:42 AM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

I love my modle 111 300 win-mag. i put a ziess z-plex 1000 scope on it built up a perfect load and now shooting 500 to 1000 yards with it.Now iam learning to dope the wind at those ranges what a BLAST--------cant weight for hunting season.some time i notice with my bi-pod on that the forearm of the stock touches the barrel slightly but it doesent afect my group at long range
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:17 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

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.some time i notice with my bi-pod on that the forearm of the stock touches the barrel slightly but it doesent afect my group at long range
I suggest taking the barreled action out of the stock then with sandpaper wrapped around something round that fits, then remove enough stock material to get at least 1/16th inch clearance all the way around the barrel. If the stock's fore end bends enough, you may need 3/32 or 1/8 inch clearance. Doing so will ensure the fore end won't warp from temperature and humidity changes and touch the barrel as well as bending from sling tension or other position holding means.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:51 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am going to test the Savage water by building on a 110 long action. 260REM is what I have in mind. I know it is a short action cartridge, but I could load longer bullets by using a long action.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:17 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

338winmag , Please post some pictures of the targets so we can see them and check the bedding and the action screws , scope mounts etc....Hell post the shooter and gun and conditions too. We all would like to be the shooting the gun too, so we can diagnose your problem. have you gone over the gun and have you and several others shot the gun ? Savage will take the the gun back and test fire it . They will even make a pick up tag for it and UPS will show up for it so it costs you nothing to have it looked at. Get ahold of savage and tell them you want it looked at. There are several gunsmiths that could find the problem but why pay any more money out. Let savage take a look at it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:09 PM
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Re: 111 Long Range Hunter in 300 Win Mag

I build my 260REM out of Savage 110 action from my old 270 WIN, if you looking for Savage action, you can buy Stevens which uses same exact action and it cost much less... As far as Savage rifles their major problem I encountered was their barrels, here's their 12 LRP thats target rifle...



Pillars which do not support action...



Chamber probably cut by rat-tail file....



boltface rubbing up-against barrel




and fired brass looking like this, which was useless after first firing...



and 300 yard target....




when my 500 yard groups usually no more then this



or 100 yards group




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