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Old 02-26-2008, 03:12 PM
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Compared to the factory 'tupperware' stocks, dang near anything is an improvement ;)

I just put in an order for basically the same stock - except in fiberglass - from Stockade Gun Stocks in Chadron, NE. Kevin Rayhill is the one who made the stocks originally for SSS. Now for the 8-10 week wait :(
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:22 PM
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Monte....Sounds like you have your f-class stuff in order. This will be my first year at nationals.... Karin sent me confirmation of my spot a few weeks ago, so I'm marking the days off on the calender. I only plan on shooting in individual f-t/r, but I'm going to try to make the practise days.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:47 PM
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I'm enjoying the heck out of F-Class finally getting a little more wide spread... still not quite as prevalent out here as it sounds like it is back east at some of the big ranges. Last year was my first @ Nat'ls, and it was a hoot. SOA & FCNC back to back was almost too much of a good thing (8 days straight shooting @ Raton). There were 6 Savage rifles on the line out of 18 or 19 in the F/TR category last year... so that's the number we have to beat ;)
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:21 PM
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i have a savage model model 16 with accutrigger in .243 win. I was just wondering what i could do to turn it into varmint gun. is there heavy barrels and different stocks available in that model. suggestions and advice would be much apprciated.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:50 PM
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LongBomb,

Savage rifle's are easy to convert to about any cartridge with a bolt head diameter .532 or smaller. If you go over to savageshooters.com their is alot of info on the savage rifle. Their are lots of aftermarket barrel/stock makers that can help you build about whatever you can dream up. What caliber are you wanting to switch to?
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:12 PM
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i'm thinking i'll stick with the .243 but i like the ballistics on the .204 ruger.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:12 PM
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I first started shooting Savage guns when I bought a 210F 12gauge bolt gun. I could shoot better groups with that savage shotgun than I could with a Remington BDL 700 in 300RUM. Both guns were bought completely factory new.

Later I bought a 12FV in 223 and developed a load for a 69gr matchking and varget powder. If the bullet holes weren't touching at 100 yards it was my mistake. I did have an issue with getting empty brass to eject out of that gun and when I called Savage they sent me the new ejector and I fixed it in 5 minutes. I had to sell that 12FV because of a money issue, but I replaced it with a 12BVSS in 223. I never really fired my 12FV past 200 yards, but the 12BVSS hits where I aim on steel out to 600 yards. It'll probably do farther, but I ran out of ammo. Both of those guns are 100% factory stock too.

My latest love is a 110FP I special ordered in 30-06. It is completely factory except I switch the stock with a B&C duramax. I've only broke in this rifle and I did that with junky reloads. I shot out to 300 yards with 220gr prohunters and the bullets hit exactly where I would aim! Those aren't exactly long range bullets and this was with less than 100 rounds through the barrel.

In any event, I am a savage guy for life. I intend to shoot farther than I already have with both of my savage rifles. At this point the bullets have hit exactly where I have aimed no matter how far away the target was.
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