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Old 12-22-2007, 05:33 PM
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Savage gunsmithing, anybody have any experience with them?

I have a Savage model 12fvss in .308 win, new H S Precision varmint stock and Shillen barrell. I am looking for a tried and true excellent smith to perform the machine work to maximize accuracy. Want to have all of the action trued and the stock glass bedded. I also want someone who knows the particulars of the Savage rifle and action. In searching for a gunsmith, Savage gunsmithing out of Idaho is one that came up. Trying to get information from those who have actually had machine work done on their Savage...who to and who not to send it to.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:44 PM
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How does it shoot now? My 12fvss with all factory with the exception of a machined recoil lug shoots well under 1/2MOA in 300WSM. (.3" at 100yds is typical 3 shot group).

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Old 12-22-2007, 06:33 PM
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If you insist on a Savage specialist here's another option Sharp Shooter Supply - The Savage Specialists. Fred is reputed to be THE Savage guy among alot of people.

Have never had him build one for me but I have used plenty of his components and all have been top quality.

There are also plenty of gunsmiths on this board that know their way around a Savage, Chris Matthews, Fiftydriver, 308 Nate, Black Diamond 408, the list goes on and on. If I had more money they"d all get some of it.

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Fred at Sharp shooters supply does a good juob but it takes a while now days , Kevein Rayhill that wons/runs Stockade Gunstocks also does fantastic work on them but guys focus alot on the timing of the bolt and such .

Nate Dagley (308Nate) has built some customes on Savages and I can speek for his impecible work , Kirby Allen also has built some customs on Savages thats hes talked about here. Their is not big differance in building on a Savage as opposed to building on a Remington
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:23 AM
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How does it shoot now? My 12fvss with all factory with the exception of a machined recoil lug shoots well under 1/2MOA in 300WSM. (.3" at 100yds is typical 3 shot group).

AJ
The gun shoots great now, 5 shot groups at 100 yds. you can cover with a quarter, straight out of the box after about 120 rounds fired. Just want to maximize the accuracy of this rifle. It was a gift to me from my father for my 37th b-day. I have little more in it than a harris bipod and a sling. Just purchased a set of rcbs competition dies and will begin working on a load this spring.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:47 PM
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Scott (savagegunsmithing) will be doing some work for me in the near future.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:47 PM
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I can recommend Nat Lambeth (you can find him on benchrest.com).
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