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Old 08-26-2013, 09:44 PM
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Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

Hello gentlemen,

So I am looking to build yet another rifle. I'm looking at a 338 Edge, but also a big 7mm of some sort.
I have a weatherby vanguard S2 300 wby, Rem 700 ADL 30-06, and a donor savage 111 action.

I know some pros and cons of some of the actions.

Obviously the 700 is one of the most widely used actions out there, tons of aftermarket parts and gunsmiths to work on it.

Savage, I can re-barrel myself when I want.

Now the weatherby, I'm not terribly familiar with.


Now here is my dilemma. I would sell one to help offset costs of build, or maybe it would be best to sell them all and get one custom action.

I'm just looking for some opinions, and experiences here.
All help is appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:01 AM
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

Which gun shoot the best? Which one is your favorite? The Weatherby action is superb to build off of. The Remington action is really a favorite among rifle builders. If you build off the Savage action you keep both of the other rifles.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

How about a 7mm LRM!

http://site-media.net/gunwerks/7LRMarticle(1).pdf
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

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Hello gentlemen,

So I am looking to build yet another rifle. I'm looking at a 338 Edge, but also a big 7mm of some sort.
I have a weatherby vanguard S2 300 wby, Rem 700 ADL 30-06, and a donor savage 111 action.

I know some pros and cons of some of the actions.

Obviously the 700 is one of the most widely used actions out there, tons of aftermarket parts and gunsmiths to work on it.

Savage, I can re-barrel myself when I want.

Now the weatherby, I'm not terribly familiar with.


Now here is my dilemma. I would sell one to help offset costs of build, or maybe it would be best to sell them all and get one custom action.

I'm just looking for some opinions, and experiences here.
All help is appreciated.
Of the 3, the Vanguard is my favorite, 1 piece ported bolt , m16 extractor, Integral recoil lug. That said, IMO it's too short for anything larger/longer than a Dakota case. It is approx 1/4" shorter than the 700. I just did a 300 RUM build on a 700 action and I spent a good bit upgrading it with one piece bolt, Sako extractor, heavy duty pinned recoil lug, extended center feed mag box, etc. You can do the build off the 700 but IMO you would be better off with a custom action for the EDGE build. Sell one or two or all of the possible donors and put the $$$ toward a custom action.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:29 PM
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

Wyoelk,
I've only shot the 30-06 much, and it shoots pretty good. The Weatherby only has 40 rounds through it, and I have not shot the savage 270 at all as it was bought strictly for the action.


Montana,
I had tried some reloading with the wby, but couldn't seat to the lands as the magazine length did not allow.

I currently have a 6.5 Sherman in the works, so not sure if I'll need the 30 cals, but just can't readily bring myself to sell one. I figured with the arrangement of big game calibers I would have, a 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, 338mm, there wouldn't be a gap to fill,

C.O. Shooter,
Yes the 7LRM has definitely peaked my interest.
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

A lot of Weatherby's are free throated and the only way to reach the rifling is to shoot them like a single shot. Use the savage action since that is why you bought it or sell the action and get a custom gun start would be what I would do in your circumstance.
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Re: Weatherby, Rem 700, Savage

I would like to see a comparison done between the 7LRM and 7STW.

Maybe set one up with an 8 twist for the new berger 195 EOL!
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