Originally Posted by winmag
Well that aughta do it. I think as long as you dont mind tinkering a bit (and you dont seem to mind it at all) youll easily figure out whatcha need to know when you get er built.
I do have to be a smart ***** and agree with Bigbuck on the action tho
WWWWHHHHYYYYYYYY not go with a custom action or at least one with a smooth finnish? I know your a Savage fan, and Savage has EARNED its praise with you and your 270wsm, but dang man, you make me wanna cry staying with that vs......well anything but that or the Mossberg equivilant.
Perfectly good custom, in a rather unique cartrige/caliber dont plain jane it.
Im done being a smart ***** now. You can hammer away on me if you like and Ill keep my mouth shut and be happy for you and your build
Looking forward to hearing all the details on the process/progress/and results! Good luck
Well, the answer is that I want to continue learning and building on Savages till I get to know how to make them work very well and this will give me two chances to chuck em up and tune them, on the job training kinda.
Using the Savage also saves me the trouble of dealing with a bolt, all I have to do is true the lug abutments, chase the threads, square the front and in the 338Norma deal with the bolt face a little, the RUM is a slam dunk! I've figure out how to fix bolt lift and feel issues, the few Savages I have worked over are silk man.
I will say that I think I'm going to castrate them though, I don't want to cut back the tenon for a nut, I'm afraid that heavy barrel needs a little more support. The RUM may retain it's man hood as it will be shorter.
A custom action would be most excellent but would defeat the learning process I want to go through and it is $700-$800 more than the Savage, not counting needing a Jewel trigger. We get along very well with the Accutrigger after I get them tuned up, so there is an economic advantage also, I want to put money into the barrel and I can buy a bunch of reloading components for that much, which may do more than having a slick action
When I get up to building the 338 SnipeTac, then I'll through down on a custom action and a Russo stock, the works!
I could really make it hard and try to make something out of a Winchester, my gunsmithing kung fu is to weak to tackle one of those