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Old 10-11-2008, 08:10 PM
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Savage 110 help

what all can be done to the savage 110? i have a 30-06 that shoots good, but i want to improve this rifle for longer ranges. heavy barrel? trigger? action improvements? any help is great help. thanks, jason
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:50 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

Their like any other action ,they can be trued the bolt/firing pin timed correctly . Realy depends what your wanting to do with it and howmuch you want to spend.

You can simply order a new prefit barrel , tune up the trigger a bit and it will likely shoot under 1 moa depending on the stock. I swapped out barrels for a buddys Savage the other day started life as a factory heavy barreled 25-06 , he dropped it in a Choate Varmiter stock and it shoot around .75" at 100yds , I swapped out the barrel for a Pac-Nor prefit he ordered in 280 Ackley , tuned the trigger and now it shoots in the .500" range with several loads we threw together , with some better load tuning I'm sure it shoot sub 1/2 moa consistantly.

His barrel is a stainless super match , 28" fluted full bull , 1-9 twist 6 groove , he wants to shoot the 162 A-max for long range deer , hes using Nosler brass and N-165 powder , 3000 fps was easly reached with around 61grs of powder.
The 162 A-max at 3000 fps will easly kill deer to 1000yds

So a new barrel , a little trigger work and depending on the stock that should do you right.
Whats the trouble with the 30-06 ? , whats the barrel length? the old 06 isin't a real popular sexy round now days but it'll still get the job done way out their if the gun is set up right.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:12 PM
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what all can be done to the savage 110? i have a 30-06 that shoots good, but i want to improve this rifle for longer ranges. heavy barrel? trigger? action improvements? any help is great help. thanks, jason
jason i bought a savage 110 as i recall in 58 or 59, shortly after they hit the market. mine was a lefty in 06. if yours shoots well, i would leave it alone other than a little tweeking if necessary. an 06 isnt an ideal long range hunting cartridge. use it and enjoy it for what it is. it will certainly perform well to 500 yds. or so if scoped properly. get a decent scope with target knobs and 1/4 min. clicks. learn how to use it well. if you arent familiar w/ adding elevation to scopes for various ranges, just ask on this site. if you load, some of the excellant match bullets like the 168 sierra will perform well for you. when and if you want a gun capable of more performance, just invest in another gun. dont turn your back on savage when you do. they make an excellant and affordable long range rifle in numerous calibers.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:44 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

The first thing I do is tune the trigger. There is a guy on savageshooters that is giving away spring wire if you send him a SASE. Pretty easy to get a crisp sub 3 pound pull.

The next thing I would do is get it into a decent stock. Plain wood is fine but IMHO a good synthetic or laminate is much better. I think that the Stockades are the best Savage stocks for the price. Get the money saver and do the finish work yourself. Go ahead and bed it also. Remember, the rear tang on a Savage needs to float. Not bedded like a Remington.

If it is still not shooting as well as you'd like, start looking for a new barrel. I shoot the factory stainless fluted 26" varmint barrels in 220 Swift, 22-250, and 300win. All shoot .5 MOA or less.

I've also done a "bolt lift" kit on all my Savage rifles. It is a simple procedure to reduce the amount of force needed to lift the bolt during cocking.


James,

What did your buddy do with that heavy 25-06 barrel? Does he want to sell it?
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:23 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

I would consider the 280 AI barrel mentioned earlier by James. The 162 AMAX, 154 Interbond, Berger 140/168, and 150 etip are good options.
Here are some links to check out. You can pick up a complete Shelin match grade barrel for under $250. That is chambered in any of the chambers listed in the second link and finished with a target crown.

http://accuracyarms.com/Shelin_Savage.htm

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There are a variety of 6.5 chambers that would work great on deer. The 140 grain berger with a .640 BC and 130 grain berger with .595 BC would be great options for deer and distance.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:25 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

I would consider the 280 AI barrel mentioned earlier by James. The 162 AMAX, 154 Interbond, Berger 140/168, and 150 etip are good options.
Here are some links to check out. You can pick up a complete Shelin match grade barrel for under $250. That is chambered in any of the chambers listed in the second link and finished with a target crown.

This page was last updated on

Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.

There are a variety of 6.5 chambers that would work great on deer. The 140 grain berger with a .640 BC and 130 grain berger with .595 BC would be great options for deer and distance.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:59 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

what is a bolt lift and can this be done at home?
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