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Old 06-28-2003, 02:04 PM
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Re: Savage Rifles.??

hey Jake I have Savage 116 SAK 300RUM, it will put them in a 41cal hole at 100 yds and pretty much sub-min every other distance I have tried. I have several custom built guns and this Savage will hang in there with most of them.( I'm not saying I know anything about accuracy and what i know will go in a thimble)I have a friend who has a rifle real similar to mine and his is a shooter also
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Old 06-29-2003, 01:30 PM
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Re: Savage Rifles.??

Are you convinced Jake or just no more questions???
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Old 06-29-2003, 02:52 PM
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Howdy Jake... The newer Savages I have worked on are machined better than either the Remingtons or Winchesters, they are however in dior need of a real recoil lug if you want the bedding to live. They shoot better if you machine the barrel with a shoulder and pin the lug.

Several Savages I have worked on the recoil lugs were not even close to flat, the last one I did the lug was .007" thicker at 6 0'clock than it was at 12 0'clock.

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Old 06-29-2003, 08:04 PM
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Howdy Jake,
I have one Rem. 700 custom in 338-06, one Win 70 in 220 swift,one Win 70 Classic in 270 and some other stuff. In '96 I bought a 110FP Savage in 300 WM when they first came out with that model. Yep, crude but TUFF. Yep, bad trigger, crappy stock. I still have that rifle. The trigger was fixed by a smith, the stock was replaced with a McMillan(sic)A-2. Scope: Lupy 3.5x10 M1. Holland Ultra Mag muzzle break. This rifle has been a whole lot of fun to play with the last eight years. It WILL group five at 300yds(handloads)at 1.25" to 1.50" as long as I do my part. It did shoot a 86 with a 14.5 group(10 shots) at the Missoula 1000 yd bench match in '98. I have managed to go down to 10",five shot in pratice. All this in a stock rifle, other than the accessories. I have been wanting to rebarrel for some time, but the potlicker just keeps on putting 'em in there!!I have a little over 1700 rounds though it! I like the Savage 110, it,s a GOOD RIFLE!!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 06-29-2003, 08:59 PM
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.. Hey guys.. Thanks for the responses.. I picked up a little Savage the other day to play with.. Not exactly what I awnted but the price was right for an experiment.. It seems to be showing great promise with very little effort.. I look forward to more with these rifles... Thanks again.. d:^) JiNC

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Old 06-30-2003, 04:45 PM
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I will agree that the stock could be much improved, but the ones I know of shoot well with these limp stocks, go figure!!
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Old 07-06-2003, 06:28 PM
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Re: Savage Rifles.??

The modular concept does work. They make a great experimenters rifle. I have a friend in Arizona that made a 300 Tomahawk on a the varmint version. You can switch the barrels, and the boltfaces, although some rounds are not real magazine freindly.

I have a 20-223 AI tube for mine, and a 19-223 Calhoon tube....

Need a LR tube. Thinking about a 34" something or 'nuther.
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