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Old 08-13-2010, 10:06 AM
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convert LA savage to DBM?

I have a Savage 116 left hand that I am working on for a long range hunting rifle and I was wanting to convert it to a detachable box mag,it has the hinged floor plate but I would rather have the mag. I have not been able to find any conversions for a long action and was hopeing that some of you could help me out with this.It will be chambered in 300 win mag. Thanks for any help on this
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:37 AM
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Re: convert LA savage to DBM?

The best thing is to call Sharp Shooter Supply and tell them what you have and what you want to do, they are the Savage people!!
Don't hold me to it but I think you can order the DBM parts from Savage for another model that came stock with a DBM and the parts will drop in as long as they are the same vintage action.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: convert LA savage to DBM?

Yes, that's all you need is the frame and floorplate. I just did the exact same thing this spring.

I don't know if SSS has them, they can be very tough to contact.

I know that you can get them through Savage. The guy I got mine from got his direct from Savage.

They do pop up used every once in a while. If you're a paid member, you can post a want ad on Savageshooters.com
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:06 PM
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Re: convert LA savage to DBM?

Just looked. Fred does show that he sells them. Here's the link.

Sharp Shooter Factory Replacement Parts

You'll need the frame and the bottom cap. You'll use your current mag box, follower, and spring.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: convert LA savage to DBM?

best to email sharpshooter supply. it can be tough getting thru by phone.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:37 PM
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Re: convert LA savage to DBM?

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best to email sharpshooter supply. it can be tough getting thru by phone.
I know they encourage e-mail contact over phone but e-mail is just as tough to get in touch with them. I sent an e-mail query on 5 Jul and a 10 Jul follow up but still no response thus far.

So, I gave up and took my business elsewhere. Hope you have better luck than I did.

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:17 AM
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Re: convert LA savage to DBM?

Not to pile on SSS, but communicate by email so you have a record, and be sure that they stick to their word and ship within the period designated for dispute by your CC.

By all accounts their work is good, however their customer service is a whim at best, not a policy. My CC saw it my way, however it took good documentation and vigilance on my part.
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