I do believe there is value in learning to accurize factory rifles. But, true custom rifles
built by qualified smiths are not just a bunch of components screwed together.
Becoming a good gunsmith takes Time, patients,training,skill,attention to detail and a thorough
understanding of cause and effects in able to produce a quality fire arm.
Factory rifles are the most difficult to diagnose and fix because of the parts quality they have.
Almost without exception there parts are not perfict and machining is also not perfict so you
have to find the problem before you can fix it. Swapping parts is not the way to eliminate the
I would not recomend building a rifle from scratch the first time without this understanding first.
Hence the reason for starting with a savage pre build and using top quality parts.
I personally don't like pre built/chambered barrels but good ones can be found.
If every part is checked for trueness,squareness,fit and finish most problems can be fixed before
assembly and the outcome will be better.
Every Gun Smith started somewhere and grew to there level of competence/acceptance and
some have never stopped learning/improving because of there standards.
Start slow and grow
J E CUSTOM