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Which model savage to buy in 300 win.

 
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:53 PM
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Which model savage to buy in 300 win.

OK, you guys are the experts so help me out. I am going to buy a Savage in 300 Win. Mag. but not sure which model is better than the other or what the major differences are between them. I would like a medium weight barrel not light, I do hike a lot when hunting but I think the extra stiffness would be worth the weight. I will be shooting out to about 600 yards........ For now anyway.

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Old 08-09-2008, 10:10 PM
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112 bvss

112 BVSS would be a good one if you can find one. If not call savage and they will build you what you want. They come with a healthy laminate stock and a fluted 26" stainless varmint barrel. It might be a little on the heavy side for what you want to do with it. I have one In 7rem mag and love it. It's not hard for me to carry but you have to work to hump it around. The differences in the savage models is just stock and magazine configuration for the most part.

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112BVSS is a great choice.

I also dropped you a PM.


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There laminate stock is the best they have. They do make a few rifles with HS precision or McMillan stocks but not in the caliber you want. And, it would be cheaper to buy one with the tupperware stock and replace with a Bell & Carlson or HS precision.

Without turning it into a project. I would buy a 12 Varminter Low Profile in 300 WSM (they don't make it in 300 WM). You will be fine with the short mag out to 600. The gun cost about $750.

Other options would be to buy and restock. Or, call savage and ask how much to build you a 300 WM with a HS Precision or McMillan (I don't think they do not make the laminate for long action). This is not worth it in my opinion.

If you really want a 300 WM the wood stock versions are only about $550. I would definitely not use the Tupperware synthetic stock. It Sucks. Bell & Carlson has the DuraMaxx stock for savage long and shot actions it says its drop in, but it needs to be inletted.

I think they only make the 12 BVSS in varmint calibers now.
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I agree with everyone that the Lam. stocks is the best, at least until now. I read an article
in the new G&A about a new syn. stock. It looks plain like the tupperware versions on the outside, but it has a Alum. bedding block with a couple of innovations that sounded very promising. If they work stated they will be great. You may want to contact Sav. before
you spend your money.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:37 AM
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Re: Which model savage to buy in 300 win.

Tikka I would go with an aftermarket compsite stock if you are looking at a heavy contour barrel to keep the weight down. Also you could buy a standard 116 weather warrior and see how it shoots. If it is a shooter great if it is not a shooter either Krieger or Sheilen make match grade screw on barrels at a very reasonable price. Considering no gunsmithing is required it is quite inexpensive.
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Re: Which model savage to buy in 300 win.

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I failed to mention that the stock that comes with the gun doesn't matter, I like thumbhole stocks so that is what I will be putting on it. If I am understanding so far, the model doesn't matter all that much they all have the same barrel and actions? So should I just buy the cheapest model that has the medium weight barrel and chuck the tupperware stock?
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