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Old 10-26-2012, 12:43 AM
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First DIY Savage, Barrels?

I'm at the drawing board on my first do-it-yourself savage and I'm looking for some pointers on drop in barrels. I'm planning on doing all the work myself and the rig is going to be a semi long range deer gun and hopefully goat and sheep if I ever draw a tag. I'm set on 6.5WSM for the caliber and 26'' #4 contour tube. Right now Shilen is looking good to me as far as ease of installation and as far as I know they make good tubes. If anyone has any insight or experience on this kind of project I would love any information. Thanks for your time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:56 AM
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Re: First DIY Savage, Barrels?

Yap go check out savage shooters forum there the all thngs savage site
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:13 AM
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Re: First DIY Savage, Barrels?

Never swapped barrels on a Savage but might in the future. Whatever barrel brand you go with I would suggest it have a 1/8" twist. I have read some good reviews on the E. R. Shaw barrels for the Savages. They sell them at E. Arthur Brown at very good prices and they can be bought as a kit that includes the barrel nut wrench and the go/ no go gauges at very good prices.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: First DIY Savage, Barrels?

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As submoa has suggested.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:51 AM
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Re: First DIY Savage, Barrels?

Shilen won't do pre-fits in contours other than the factory Savage contours, or they wouldn't the last I asked anyway. If you are set on the #4 you'll need to get it somewhere else or buy a blank and have it fit.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: First DIY Savage, Barrels?

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Shilen won't do pre-fits in contours other than the factory Savage contours, or they wouldn't the last I asked anyway. If you are set on the #4 you'll need to get it somewhere else or buy a blank and have it fit.
Not correct.

Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.

Last edited by JackinSD; 10-26-2012 at 10:41 AM. Reason: incorrect information
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: First DIY Savage, Barrels?

I haven't spoken with Shilen but I believe their savage heavy sporter is about what I'm after. Shilen and E.R. Shaw seem to be the only companies out there that are making drop ins that require no additional machining. If anyone knows of any other shops that do I would be interested in checking them out.Thanks again to everyone.
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