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Old 01-23-2008, 06:30 AM
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I think Kirby Allen has built a few Lapua case based rifles on Savages.

The only reason you would need a large shank Savage over the samll shank is if your dead set on using the barrel nut system. , Personaly I'd have the barrel installed like the Remington does , its much better for both strength and accuracy.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:12 PM
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savagegunsmithing.com/Scott Null charges $75. as I recall to do the machining to cut the threads out of your action and re-thread to the large shank. I just converted a Striker to 338WSM. Very nice work and very reasonable. You will also need to change the bolt head.

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:48 PM
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I think Kirby Allen has built a few Lapua case based rifles on Savages.

The only reason you would need a large shank Savage over the samll shank is if your dead set on using the barrel nut system. , Personaly I'd have the barrel installed like the Remington does , its much better for both strength and accuracy.
Large shank uses barrel nut as well, as far as the barrel nut producing a weaker receiver/barrel union?? or contributing to inaccuracy?? Ahem ,I gotta throw the flag on this one.......and ask you to prove it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:29 PM
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savagegunsmithing.com/Scott Null charges $75. as I recall to do the machining to cut the threads out of your action and re-thread to the large shank. I just converted a Striker to 338WSM. Very nice work and very reasonable. You will also need to change the bolt head.

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I was wondering if that was a possibility. My smith is fairly reasonably priced, I'll see how much he'd want to do it. Thanks for the info, and thanks to everyone.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:26 AM
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You are very welcome: if you go to mcgowenbarrel.com(google it) and click on trophy. Look at the little lady and the three targets she shot with her red/white/blue Striker. The center target is 6 shots, two different bullets, two different loads at 100 yards both loads shoot .5 at 200 from that handgun.

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Old 01-24-2008, 11:21 PM
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savage 375

I would be willing to be that savages new 375 would have not only a long action but also a large shank. I may be wrong but I would hazard to guess that they will use the larger shank. If memory serves me correctly buds guns sells them for 600 and some change. I bet you could part with the barrel on ebay and come in around 500 for a long stainless savage action.

I have submitted a petition for a 375 h&h to the wife and have got one ok'ed for this fall. I figure it would be a good basis for a 338 edge.
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