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Savage convert to 270 AM

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:02 PM
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Savage convert to 270 AM

Like a kid waiting for Christmas morning the package arrived Saturday afternoon after being out in the "makeup" room in Montana for awhile.

My shooting partner and I had spent a year researching ideas about guns in order to meet our goal of getting into the mile long club. We chose Kirby to build our gun and shipped off our Savage BVSS in 300WM to him and have it converted to a 270 AM. We chose the 270 because of our familiarity with the 300RUM and the ease of forming brass, etc.

We chose to go with a 30" Lilja fluted barrel with muzzle brake. Kirby pillar bedded the stock, accurized the reciever, installed the Holland comp recoil lug and matte finished the metal.

Here are some pics of the convert.

As you can see by the pics, another fine piece of work by APS! Now we work on fire forming and load developement. I will post results as they become available.
I see I need to fix the date on the camera.

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:23 PM
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Congratulations on a great looking gun.;)

I don't know if that little pipsqueak 270 AM has the horsepower to get to one mile though. Just kidding. You'll like the 270 AM and it'll do the job if you drive it right.

Looks like the scope base is leaning down a little. How many moa in the base?

What bullets you planning on using and what's your intended "one mile target/critter"?
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:54 PM
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Looks nice, look forward to the load development results!
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:08 AM
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That is a Ken Ferrel 20 MOA base and on top is a Leupold VXlll 8.5x25x50. We plan on trying the Wildcat 169.5 gr. bullets for now. Mostly plan on shooting smaller critters with it. But it may find its way set up for deer over an alfalfa field too. When we get the load figured out I hope to get it out this fall yet and find a long range target. Someone said there are rabbits aplenty in NM. Might have to load her up and head south for a few days....

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Old 09-19-2007, 04:30 PM
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I will repeat what has been said earlier in some other threads relating to working with Kirby. Class act. Every question was answered timely and the project came in right on the original budget/quote. Thanks Kirby!
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the BC information, etc.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:08 AM
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Roy-Quote: By darn I knew that somewhere in all my BS there was something decent that I knew.

I've got my parabolic mic pointed in your direction. I fully expect to here that Boom! Thwack! from here!

I want to put one of those 169s in the shoulder of an elk so bad I can't sleep!"

Roy: Have you tried counting them. You could try to get to 169 or 270. There have been worse cases of why a guy can't sleep.

Been raining here so haven't gotten very far with fire forming etc. Hopefully this weekend.
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