Questions about my first Savage
I picked up a Savage 111 FCNS .300 win mag today at a pawn shop for $250. I felt like I could not pass up this deal. Now this is an older model without the accutrigger. But I felt like I could not go wrong for this price. This is the first Savage bolt action that I have ever owned and I don't know much about Savages. So I have a few questions. I have decided to build a long range rifle off of this platform. I started looking around at new stocks, triggers, barrels etc. When looking at stocks there is a center feed and non center feed. What does this mean? This is a blind magazine and when loading the ammo it does load from the center. But once in there it staggers each round. So is this center feed or non center feed? Also I see that there are a few barrel makers that have prefit barrels. Pac-Nor, Shilen, and McGowen specifically. Anyone using McGowen barrels? Are they worth using? I have never heard of them. And then triggers. I have used Timney triggers in the past with OK results. But I also have been seeing Rifle Basix triggers. A little cheaper. Any reviews or opinions on these? Am I just getting cheap? I really do not have a set end budget on this build, but, I am going to have to do thie piece at a time. Any help with this project would be greatly appreciated.