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Old 11-29-2008, 11:26 AM
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Need some advise from you guys on a new build.

I have two long range rifles and love them very much, but I've been checking out some of your rigs and you guys got me wanting to build one.

The last rifle I built I made it from a savage action and did all the work except the barrel and brake work. That was a lot of fun and I would like to go that route this time around. So.... do I understand correctly that you can order an action from northland shooters supply and they will mark it as a pistol action? If this is the case couldn't you use any savage action as far as getting it to go into a stock? This brings me to my second question. I like those McMillian stocks where the grip is in the center of the stock. I really hate the wait and price with Mcm though, any other resources that you guys would recommend for a stock would be appreciated.

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:04 PM
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I have two long range rifles and love them very much, but I've been checking out some of your rigs and you guys got me wanting to build one.
The last rifle I built I made it from a savage action and did all the work except the barrel and brake work. That was a lot of fun and I would like to go that route this time around. So.... do I understand correctly that you can order an action from northland shooters supply and they will mark it as a pistol action? If this is the case couldn't you use any savage action as far as getting it to go into a stock? This brings me to my second question. I like those McMillian stocks where the grip is in the center of the stock. I really hate the wait and price with Mcm though, any other resources that you guys would recommend for a stock would be appreciated. Thanks,
Cruizin
Cruizin,
I have never gone through the process myself with the non-designated actions, but yes, you can do that, but I do not know the specifics.
The problem with using the Savage target action is that there is no linkage system to set-up a center-grip trigger system. The action is also longer than the XP so I do not think it work anyway.
You are pretty much stuck with a rear-grip set-up using the Savage Target action. Joel Russo and Neal Cooper make several different stocks for specialty handgun actions. I would contact both of them to see what they offer and then choose the one you believe will fit your wants the best.
What cartridge are you thinking about?
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:35 PM
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Re: Need some advise from you guys on a new build.

I'm not sure on the cartridge yet but I am leaning towards something that offers good brass. Always wanted a rig that I can buy good brass for. I want to have this for a varmit/ deer/ maybe elk at closer ranges gun.

So what are the advantages and disadvantages of the center grip and the rear grip?
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:13 PM
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I'm not sure on the cartridge yet but I am leaning towards something that offers good brass. Always wanted a rig that I can buy good brass for. I want to have this for a varmit/ deer/ maybe elk at closer ranges gun.

So what are the advantages and disadvantages of the center grip and the rear grip?
Hard to beat a 6.5-284 (Lapua brass). It will work for all of the things you are looking for.

Rear or center grip is more a matter of personal preference.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:58 PM
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Re: Need some advise from you guys on a new build.

So what action would you recommend. I don't want to spend a bunch of money but will if I have to. Is it hard to find an xp 100 action?

If I find one and go with a center grip stock is there a delay in the firing of the gun due to the linkage system?
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:40 PM
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Re: Need some advise from you guys on a new build.

Lock time is slower with a center-grip system, but the majority of my hunting handguns are center-grip.
Most of mine are XP-100's (I have both center & rear grip XP's).
I will be trying the new McGowen action when it becomes available (rear-grip set-up).

For a rear-grip set-up the Savage single-shot target action may be one of the cheaper routes (currently).
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:06 PM
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Re: Need some advise from you guys on a new build.

I am also putting together a handgun on the Savage Tgt. Action. Mine's gonna be a 225 Win. fast twist for LR PD's mostly. Call the guys at Northland--they will tell u all u need to know regarding legalities.

Another guy i know has 1 in a WSM, and loves it. I would also suggest Neal for a laminated-style stock. If u intend to use the Burris 3-12x i would also stay with a rear grip, since the eye relief is too long to get a full FOV when prone from a bipod @ 12x. If u stay with a rear grip the 3-12x will work fine and is the best LER out there for general purpose hunting.
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