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Old 01-01-2010, 01:14 AM
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Re: Rem 700 or Savage precision target action for .338 edge

I figured with the savage target action that I would have to remove the bolt to remove a loaded round undid not think I would have to remove it to single feed live live rounds but that may be true I really don't know like I said in an above post I decided to go with a rem 700 becaus ei know it will work as Shawn Carlock aNd others build them on the 700 . As for th savage someone here or on snipers hide built one on a savage target but ibciuldnt find enough details to go with the savage though I think as long as your ok with single shot it would have worked.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:41 AM
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Re: Rem 700 or Savage precision target action for .338 edge

There are several guys on savageshooters site that do it, you can load a live round without removing the bolt and extract a shot one but a live extraction is a bolt pull.
As much as I'm digging Savage product I think you will be happier in the long run with the long action. A long action Savage that was chambered in a 300RUM is the best to get your hands on and then spin a 338 barrel on but they few and far between. Or the ultimate is the action the Savage 338LM is built on but I doubt we'll see that for sale as an action only any time soon.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:26 AM
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Re: Rem 700 or Savage precision target action for .338 edge

The Remington bolt-face lock-up might be stronger, but the Savage is definitely a stiffer action. It is a complete round action (machined in single feed ramp and bridged reciever), it also beds into the stock with 3 screws (not 2). I love the Savage action, I have one in 22-250 and I'm going to build a 6mm NormaBR on one also, but I probably would have built your caliber on a Rem action myself, due to the length of the cartridge (Or maybe a standard Savage long action). If it was a short action, the Savage Target action is the way to go.

Just buy the Savage action and dremel the port longer lol lol lol (don't take this statement too seriously lol).
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:02 AM
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Re: Rem 700 or Savage precision target action for .338 edge

i agree the savage is most likely stiffer and i do like the 3 screw action i figured i managed to avoid buying a savage this long why start now ? i know they have gotten a lot better and most of them shoot great. i was really tempted to go with the precision target action the kicker for me was that its single shot thats what made up my mind.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:11 AM
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Re: Rem 700 or Savage precision target action for .338 edge

I guess its a bit late since you already ordered an action. However one can purchase a Savage action through any number of places in either chromemoly,stainless,long or short,singleshot or repeating for between $352. (wholesale) and $570. Stainless/magazine fed (retail).

Pictured is my 338Edge on a Savage Target Action and a Standard Savage Striker. Requires a partial removel of bolt to extract a live round.




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Old 01-02-2010, 09:30 AM
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Re: Rem 700 or Savage precision target action for .338 edge

im starting to think i should have went the savage pta route i like the idea and it would be something different.
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