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Savage.... worth it? and possible build

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:07 PM
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Re: Savage.... worth it? and possible build

OK guys I got the full scoop on the rifle....

Savage 116
.300 WM
does NOT have the accutrigger
grey laminate stock
Stainless
30 rounds through factory barrel


Iam assuming its an older model due to lacking the accutrigger. Not sure if being an older model drops what it is worth.....

$300 out the door.... would you do it?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: Savage.... worth it? and possible build

Its still worth it by far, that means its a stagger feed, so no need to buy a magazine now, and it should have the factory 3 screw trigger which can be tuned to 2-2.5lbs or replaced with a rifle basix fo under 90 bucks from Eabco. You can also get 75 or so for the 300wm barrel when you take it off.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: Savage.... worth it? and possible build

Everybody missed one important factor. This is a magnum long action. Will be tough to get the short 7/08 to feed from this box.


But, I would NOT turn down a stainless 300 WM for $300.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 PM
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Re: Savage.... worth it? and possible build

There actually isn't a feeding issue, I have a 308 on a 110e 7mm rm action, all you have to do is make sure the rounds are all the way against the back of the mag and it cycles just like it should.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:17 PM
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Re: Savage.... worth it? and possible build

Clean, well conditioned stainless savage in any caliber for $300....... Worth having? Worth building? Worth buying? .............................In one word: YES............In two words: HELL YES.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:25 PM
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Re: Savage.... worth it? and possible build

For $300 I'd be all over it and leave it as is! Like Acloco said the magazine is gonna need some work to get to work well for the 708 round, yes it will work but I sure wouldnt expect my wife to like it.
If however you proceede there are a couple of things that might help.
A 7mag barrel would be a dirrect swap and shooting 120 grain bullets or reloads could get it to 708 recoil.....For that matter you could reload the 300 WM down.
Most of the factory 708 barrels are going to be 1/11 twist, not realy a problem as the 120 grain bullets work great in the 708 anyway.
I for one would swap you a .473 bolthead for a .532 .....Depending on if its a small or large fireing pin?
Carefull as this Savage swapping stuff can be very ddicting
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