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Old 10-23-2008, 07:25 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

will this action work with any replacement shilen barrel, or just non magnum? also as far as truing an action, about what is the cost roughly? im wanting to make this an awesome rifle and i sure appreciate yalls help and insite. what are the comparisons of the 280 ai against the 280 rem? thanks
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:25 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

Your Savage action can handle nearly any caliber imaginable. They have come factory chambered from .223 up to 338 RUM. Most people believe that the RUM sized chambers are the top end of what the action can handle. They can all be done with the same action by just swapping barrels and bolt heads.

Fred at Sharp Shooter Supply charges about $100. This is a time and true. Generally this isn't considered necessary for accuracy, it just makes the action work smoother. Most accuracy can be gained yourself by tuning or replacing the trigger and swapping in a better barrel.

The bolt lift kit is simply a 357 or 38 pistol case with the wall of the case trimmed all the way off just leaving the case head. Then a 5/16" ball bearing($0.16 at my hardware store). Is epoxied or locktite into the primer pocket. Put it in between the bolt that holds the bolt handle on and the cocking sleeve inside the bolt. You'll need to trim the thickness of the case rim from the end of the bolt or the same thickness washer under the head of the same bolt.

Like I said in an other thread. I could have made and installed a few of them in the time I took to type this.

Also, Savage Shooters is a good resource and worth the $12 membership. Check out their monthly email match competition. It's a ton of fun.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:30 AM
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Re: Savage 110 help

Jason only approx 75 FPS difference between the AI and 280Rem in a 22" barrel. The advantage to the AI is the brass works better (less streaching) and seems to handle pressure better. The AI in a 26" Shilen should get you 3000 fps with the 160 grain bullets. If you are thinking long range and are sticking with the 06 family of cases I would go with a 26" min barrel lenght to get max performance from that case. You are probably running a 22" factory barrel in your 06 now. Going to a match grade barrel, AI chambering, and 26" barrel should combine to significantly improve your ballistics. Additional benefits to staying with the 06 cases is the barrel life and no magazine feeding issues.
PS: If you choose the 280 AI you can still shoot 280 Rem ammo in a pinch.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:35 AM
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Re: Savage 110 help

for long range deer hunting and some target shooting what would be best. i want a 1000 yd gun if possible.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:49 PM
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Fred Moreo from http://www.sharpshootersupply.com/ charges $105 to time & true a Savage (plus shipping, I believe), does excellent work, and has a waiting list. I'd try him first - Savage 10/110s are the core of his business.

He also makes a very nice replacement trigger for these, too.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:05 PM
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Re: Savage 110 help

to rebarrel this rifle, does any work need to be done to the bolt/ action, other than truing it? can this action handle a .300 ultra? recoil is not a worry of mine, i am a big fellow and am building a heavy gun. thanks
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:53 PM
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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.

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