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Old 10-03-2012, 09:27 PM
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Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

Basically I am going to try my hand and making my own picatiny rail for my savage 110 fcp 338 lapua mag and was thinking it would be a good ideal to make the base out of the same type of steal as the action. I know it is cast but do any of y'all know any more details about it?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

Here is what Seekins uses and its one of the best in the business
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Seekins Precision Picatinny scope bases are precisely manufactured to the 1913 picatinny spec. All of our rifle bases incorporate a recoil lug built into the base to eliminate stress on the mounting screws as well as eliminate any movement during recoil. Seekins Precision bases are available in 0, 20 and 30 MOA to add adjustment in your scope for extended range. We chose grade 8, T15 Torx screws to solidly attach our base to your action. Made to perfection from 7075 Billet aluminum and Type III hard coat anodize. Weight is approximately 2 ounces on a short action base.
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7075-T6 Billet
Continuous rail
One piece design
Built to 1913 Picatinny Mil-Spec
Type III Class 2 Hardcoat Anodized Finish
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:50 PM
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Re: Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

The Savage action is not cast. They did experiment with cast actions but that was decades ago.
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Re: Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

I believe the only cast action is Ruger's and it's investment cast in the Mini 14's and 30's. Could be wrong about that but I don't think so.

Ruger owns their own investment casting facility and does investment casting on a per jpb basis for others. I believe the do golf club heads.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:22 AM
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Re: Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

Thanks guys, but what I am looking for is what kind of steal is the action on te gun made of ( savage 110 fcp 338 lapua) Basically my thought is if I know what the action is made of and I make my rail out of it I will be maxhing expansion rates in different conditions such as temperature.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 AM
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Re: Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

Greenleaf stated once that they used either 4340 or 4360 pretreat steel in their recievers. I'd use a Farell steel base and dowl pin it to the action. You really want something with similar expansion rates if at all possible.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:03 AM
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Re: Savage metal, what kind of metal is it

thanks that is what i am looking for.
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