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Stevens V. S. Savage & long V. S. action?

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:13 PM
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Re: Stevens V. S. Savage & long V. S. action?

I would get the Stevens Sa.

And get a trigger, comp. recoil lug, and bolt handle if you want from Sharp Shooter Supply - The Savage Specialists.

Get a barrel from one of these.

Shilen and McGowen Barrels

Savage Barrels
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:40 PM
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Re: Stevens V. S. Savage & long V. S. action?

If you want to save even more cash, buy a Savage 22-250, sell the barrel, buy a fast twist 223 barrel and ream it to 22-250.

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:24 AM
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Re: Stevens V. S. Savage & long V. S. action?

Get a long action. It's easier to find stocks, firing pins, boltheads. Sooner or later you'll want to screw on a magnum barrel and you'll have to wade through all the information to find the correct group of parts to work.

Long actions are all the same, new and old. Everything fits and works together.

My long action started as a 308 and is now a 338 Edge with a 32" barrel.

I have another action that started as a 7mmRM and is now a 308 with a 20" barrel and detachable mag. Just waiting for antelope season.

The third is wearing a 28" 7mmWSM with a 8" twist barrel. It was built specifically for the long 180g VLD's. No way it would work as a repeater in a short action.

The long actions are just more versatile.
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