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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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.
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.