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7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

 
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:46 AM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

do you handload? That will be the factor that gets you more results than anything. Also bed the action and float the barrel.

As far as scopes go, I still don't get the 6-20 magnification range that a lot of guys are shooting. If its under 1000 yards, a 3.5-16 or similar will be great and a 2.5-10 still works fine (I use one). going with less magnification on the scope is a $$ saver.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:49 AM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

the scope and barrel- are not places i try to save money. especially the barrel. it ends up costing more in loading time and components. if you do not handload then ammo trials ends up costing more.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:45 AM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

I would put a new trigger in it and bed the action and a muzzle break. Most savages shoot good enough for hunting if you reload your own ammo. A good scope is a good place to spend your money.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:23 AM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

I have probably the exact same rifle and caliber as you do. The only modification I have done to mine is put a better trigger on the rifle which makes a big difference. It shoots very accurately, 5 shots at 100 yards can be covered by a quarter. I have also shot it out to 400 yards with no issues, this is with the stock barrel. I would get a new trigger and better glass before getting a new barrel and see how it does.

Also I do hand load and that helps a lot too.

Corey
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:05 AM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

I've been a Savage guy for a long time and it looks like you're getting some solid advice. I wouldn't change out the barrel as most Savage factory barrels are easily capable of very good accuracy, a trigger job will help and a decent brake will help a lot with recoil. On my magnums I usually just add a limbsaver slip on over the existing pad. I don't think I'd add weight to a hunting rig because you wont be shooting enough to justify having to lug it around. Good glass and mounts are a must have. handloading will make the biggest accuracy gain for the $$ spent Good luck
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

I forgot to say that before you add a break, make sure that the rifle fits you well first. I know a lot of guys that get beat up because their rifle has to short of a length of pull.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:09 PM
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Re: 7mm Savage 111 Upgrade Options...

I would not switch barrels if you don't have to with that budget, I would get better glass, and a new trigger if it doesn't have the accutrigger. and then stock work. My savage shot sub-moa with the factory barrel.
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