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Unread 12-12-2006, 07:00 PM
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Re: Getting A Good First Rig

If you get a Savage, the first thing you should do is replace the stock. They tend to be very accurate OTB, but inconsistant with the factory stock.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 07:23 PM
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Re: Getting A Good First Rig

You should not have any magazine problems with your swap. Your rilfe should be small shank, so any small shank will fit. In a 308 heave barrel I would not use a break, just a decent recoil pad. If you use a break you MUST wear hearing protection while hunting. You will need to open up the barrel channel of your stock to get the barrel to fit or buy a used or aftermarket stock(factory take off $40 or so, Boyds blem stock about $60 but pretty heavy). I think SSS is about $300 for the barrel, 125 for fluting and about 150 for a brake. If you email me I will sen you a pic and price when I get the barrel.

Take-off Barrels can be had from private parties mostly.
New barrels from Sharp shooters supply, douglas, pacnor, lothar walther, as well as many more if ordered. They usually start at about 300. Most heavy barrel rifles are about 650+ I usually check prices with to get ideas about cost.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 09:23 PM
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Re: Getting A Good First Rig

My opinion is that the Savage will better meet your needs out of the box. I also thing a slightly better scope is in order. Last, bag the bipod.

Savage 12BVSS 308Win or 300 WSM $600
Super Sniper 10x42 RRPA $300
TPS Rings and Bases $140

Sorry, I'm $40 over. You will needs some good sand bags or another type rest to complete this rig. I like the Caldwell bag sets, but don't own one.

The Savage will shoot rings around most stock 700's. It is in the design. Button rifled barrel, pivot head bolt, Pillar Bedding(Still needs bedded), heavy laminate stock, and long heavy barrel. Also, the accutrigger is good. At 1.5lbs, it is about right for this type of rifle.

The Super Sniper will have more adjustment and has a great reputation for repeatability. It also has the needed adjustment range. Not all scopes can get on at 100 yards and 1000 yards.
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