Re: Savage 110 help
Jason a 6.5-06AI is a ballistic equal to the 6.5-284 which is the most popular 1000 yard benchrest cartridge these days. For deer it can delivery 900 lbs KE at 1000 yards. This would be a very simple conversion. The magazine works, the action will not need to be opened up, no bolt modifications and for deer it would delivery adaquate KE certainly to 800 yards. The 6.5 bullets from berger and others are unmatched for BC when taking SD into account.
You could simply buy a barrel, headspace it, install an aftermarket trigger, and see how it does. Chances are it will be a winner from the get go. If not then I would have the action trued and maybe new stock or bedding job. You can get a Shilen 28" barrel for only a $20.00 up charge over the 26" barrel to max out this combo. The ultra mag will require a new bolt lug, the action will need to be opened up, new magazine assemlby, and you will still have the standard shank action which was replaced by Savage shortly after it introduction.(I am sure for some good reason) In addition the barrel life will be 1/2 that of the 6.5-06.
Last edited by 3006savage; 10-25-2008 at 04:04 PM.