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Old 02-13-2012, 11:54 PM
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Building a long range rig

I have model 110 Savage in 7mm Rem Mag with the accutrigger. Is the action worth making the investment in a custom barrel and stock with the goal of creating a long range rig? What caliber would you go with? I'm not sure, but couldn't I have a 300 Min Mag built from this action?

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:23 AM
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Re: Building a long range rig

Yes, the action is a great platform to start with. As far as you wanting to go to a .300 Win Mag, yes, you can. I would also like to mention that if it were my gun, I to would go with the .300 Win Mag. Good luck!
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:18 AM
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Thanks. I've never done this. Do you know how much I should budget for the project? Any suggestions?

BTW the action is blued, and the barrels I've found are stainless.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:32 AM
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Re: Building a long range rig

Check out this article

Long Range Hunting Rifle On A Budget

I've built quite a few long range rigs on savage actions.
I like the Bell and Carlson Medalist as far as stocks go.

I've never had a shilen pre-fit that wasn't a shooter, but I'm sure the others are very good as well.
check out savageshooters.com, quite a few folks have new pre-fits for sale there.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:26 AM
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Re: Building a long range rig

why would you go from 7rm to 300wm? what have you gained? my suggestion would be to play with what you have. Bed the action, either in the stock you have or get another, tweak the loads, practice with what you have , then decide if you want to spend the $$$. the 7rm is a plenty legit LR cartridge out to 1K, that is the cal they use the most on the best of the west program. AJ
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:46 PM
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Re: Building a long range rig

Dog- I won this rifle at an NRA dinner years ago. It is a “mountain rifle that weighs in at about 6.5 #s. I have shot it a couple of times on the bench and it kicks like a mule. What I’m interested in is building a rifle that’s fun to shoot, and can reach out to get yotes and wolves. At this time, I’m just gathering information in an effort to understand what my options are. Although I’m leaning towards the 7mm Rem Mag, I thought I should consider the .300 Win Mag, comparing the available loads and what opinions folks with experience/expertise in long range hunting have. Thanks for your input.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:19 PM
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Re: Building a long range rig

ok, we have i little more info now. my advice would still be almost the same. the 7rm is a heck of a good 1K caliber. better bullet selection in my opinion for what you are wanting to do, and if you think the 7 kicks, wait till you try a 300 wm!
it would be plenty easy to screw on a new pre-fit tube that was a little heavier contour, with maybe a vias type break, and not have any smithing charges. i have done a couple these and had very good results. pacnor does a real good job with prefits. AJ
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