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Old 05-29-2006, 02:32 PM
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Re: Stevens Rifles

New savage is adjustable, and by far, the best out of the box trigger on the market. old savage, (stephens)... plan on getting an aftermarket trigger. The SSS and riflebasix are both great.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:11 PM
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Re: Stevens Rifles

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<font color="red"> All Savage parts will swap in </font> so you can choose a variety of triggers from SSS, Timney, and Rifle Basix.

[/ QUOTE ] This was probably just a typo, everything else in this post and thread seems to be spot on.

The reciever for an Accutrigger gun gets machined differently than a Stevens or the older Savage reciever so an Accutrigger will not fit on a non-Accutrigger gun.

Also, they lengthened the action screw spacing on the short action guns recently to make room for the new "Pheonix" magazine system. So the stocks on these guns won't fit on the Stevens or the older Savage recievers. My 2 year old Savage is now "old style". [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Still love it tho.

Some like the Stevens triggers just fine for hunting after adjustment, mines an Accutrigger so I can't tell you first hand. Ted says he gets a three pound pull and a crisp break.

Savage did offer the .260 just a couple of years ago. I guess they didn't sell well because they dropped them. Too bad, that's the caliber that I'd like to have too. I figure I might get another 223 gun for varmints and screw in a .260 barrel down the road.

Nobody lightens Savage recievers that I'm aware of but the ID and OD are the same diameters as Rem 700s so I'm sure that a smith that machines down 700s could do the same to a Savage/Stevens reciever and get similar weight reductions.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:31 AM
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Re: Stevens Rifles

you could always just order a new savage barrel in 260 if you wanted....
Part#104440 260Rem/24" 1:8Twist Varmint contour. Hard to get sometimes but its out there. About 250 when they are avalable.
The easier option might be: Part#104438 7mm-08/24" 1:9.5Twist Varmint contour $148.75 These barrels do well with the 162Amax, 168Berger and the like.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:33 AM
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So, are the factory triggers worth a darn?
Read they were adjustable, but haven't heard if they were worth a hoot.
I wish they chambered it in 260 Rem. That would be a fun cartridge to try.
Now to find out how to lighten up the stock even more!
And maybe get the barrel fluted.
The quest is for 6lb with scope!

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There are sporter weight barrels avalable as well that would make your 6lb mark.

Part#104322 260Rem/22"1:8Twist Sporter $135.28


Part#104454 260Rem/22" 1:8 Sporter stainless $235.00


Part#104270 7mm08/20" CM 9.5 Sporter $125.96

Part#104255 7mm08/22" Cm 1:9.5 Sporter $125.96

Part#104456 7mm08/22" Stainless 1:9.5 Sporter $199.00

Part#100928 7mm08/24" 1:9.5 Sporter $148.64

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Old 05-31-2006, 09:33 PM
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Part#104322 260Rem/22"1:8Twist Sporter $135.28


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Whoa. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Who manufactures these barrels and where can they be purchased?
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:53 PM
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Re: Stevens Rifles

Haven't bought one yet, but I'm going to look at a few next week when I go to the big city.
I'll call it the gun on weight watchers. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

If I do end up with one it'll be a 7-08. (for now at least)
The 160gr range of projectiles seems right. Of course the 175 SMK will get some time too.
There's a guy on this site who will flute the bolt. That will take off a little weight.
If it shoots good, I might get the bbl fluted as well as cut to 20". Or maybe not cut it off and leave it at 22".
How much weight would be lost in fluting the bbl, .5 lb?

The stock will be skeletonized as much as possible, but stiffened to reduce flex. Light rigid scope mounting system and a light 3-9 scope.
My last build started with a 10lb limit and I think its closer to 14lb now, so goals are relative!
Wait a minuite, most everything I have just said is going against the grain of this site. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

It will not be a true long (shooting) range rifle, but it will be a high mileage rifle that should end up with med range capability.
Thanks for all who have responded and keep the info coming!
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:25 PM
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Part#104322 260Rem/22"1:8Twist Sporter $135.28


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Whoa. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Who manufactures these barrels and where can they be purchased?

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Those are Savage factory barrel part numbers for savage factory barrels. http://www.savageparts.com/barrels.html
Ive used 6 barrels from these guys on my rifle, and friends rifles. They ae all typical savage barrels in that they shoot well, but tend to copper foul a bit unless broken in, or treated to some of david tubb's final finish.
if you decide to get one, let me know. Ill hook you up with a good source for barrel blocks for a vise to swap the barrel, and barrel nut wrench to swap them.
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