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Old 02-08-2012, 10:43 PM
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Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

I have a Savage 110 30-06 with a factory synthetic stock that broke in two when I dropped it after losing my balance. I was climibing over a rock on which I was going to sit on the first morning of a CO trip for mulies! I was a liiiiitle bit unhappy with myself! Fortunately, I was able to borrow a gun for the rest of the trip. The fall also slightly bent down the near end of the tube on a brand new Nikon Buckmaster BDL scope.

Before I broke the gun I could not get a group tighter than 2 inches at 100 yds no matter what ammo I tried, even when I had the barrel floated. Oddly enough, it shot slightly better without the barrel floated. The bore does have a little wear but not much. The crown is good and so is the trigger. The gun is very clean. I can shoot well enough to consistently get 1 inch or better groups with my buddy's new Remington 700 in .270.

Should I buy a replacement stock and scope because the stock could have contributed to the problem, like maybe being too flexible? Or, should I sell the barrel and action for say $100 and get a Remington or Ruger?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:11 PM
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Re: Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

You'll need a new scope no matter what.

I'd get a firmer stock, bed the rifle to the new stock and then see how it shoots. I suspect you'll do better than you ever did before.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:21 PM
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Re: Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

Any tips on a firmer stock - composite, laminate, wood and where to get one cheaply? I am pretty frugal.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:04 PM
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Re: Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

You have a long action; do you know if it's staggered or center feed?

Least expensive is probably a B&C Duramaxx but the Boyd's Prarie Hunter is a nice unit for only a few dollars more. I'd look hard at that one, though you may wish to swap on a better recoil pad.

I'd check these 3:

Boyds
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Stockys:
Stocky's New Rifle Stocks - America's Gunstock Specialist!

Numrich might have a leftover Savage stock that fits your rifle:
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:32 PM
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Re: Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

Dr. Vette, thanks for the helpful suggestions.

How can I tell if my rifle is staggered or center feed?
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:10 PM
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Re: Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

Center feed - The magazine stays in the stock

Staggered feed- The magazine stays on the action
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:50 PM
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Re: Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

Thanks guys. I left a message at a local gunsmithing school to see what it would cost to have one of their best students glass and pillar bed a replacement stock, probably from Boyd's. Because its a sporter barrel I will probably have them free float the barrel starting from a couple inches forward of the action and then put a little support at the end of the stock. When I had the old stock it shot better with end support than with the barrel entirely floated.
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