last november, i decided i wanted a truly longrange rifle. so i decided on building a 338 edge. i decided on the savage action because i would be able to do all the work. after calling around, i found that shilen makes pre-chambered/threaded savage barrels and they would chamber one in 338 edge.
so, i started looking for a savage 110, heck since i'll be building one, i might as well get another rifle for a different caliber build. so, i got 2 savage 110's at approx $250 each. now for the stock. i've had good luck with stockade stocks and they are aluminum framed with aluminum pillar bedding, so i ordered a prairie dog/tactical out-of-mold stock for $200. my other build was going to be a 6.5-284, the stock ordered was and a el-cheapo duramaxx. the 28" 338 edge varmint contour and the 26" 6.5-284 varmint contour was ordered from accuracy arms last december. the barrels just arrived so i commenced to do the fun part..the build..
here they are prior to painting. the amenities: 338 edge - rifle basix trigger, savage over-sized bolt, farrell 20 MOA base, leupold steel rings, SSS 1/4" recoil lug, leupold vari-x III 6.5-20 with M1 target turrets; the 6.5-284 - SSS competition trigger, savage over-sized bolt, farrell stand base, leupold steel rings, SSS 1/4" recold lug..scope..undecided. since i built these for economy, i may get a super sniper X.