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Old 10-28-2011, 01:00 PM
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So why do most (or all) of the custom gunsmiths use remington 700 actions instead of savage actions? When I say "customs" I mean GAP...Surgeon, etc.
I've always heard savages were just as accurate if not more than remingtons. I don't want to start the remington/savage debate, just why are those actions used?
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:04 PM
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So why do most (or all) of the custom gunsmiths use remington 700 actions instead of savage actions? When I say "customs" I mean GAP...Surgeon, etc.
I've always heard savages were just as accurate if not more than remingtons. I don't want to start the remington/savage debate, just why are those actions used?
Here is one that has features in common with both.

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:15 PM
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Re: Why???

GA Precision uses 700 for their Mil-Spec rifles because the ones made for the military use/were made by Remington. And, I gotta' say, a question like that is bound to stir the Rem/Sav debate (arguement?). Don't see where Surgeon uses anything but their own actions on their in-house built customs.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:14 PM
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Re: Why???

Probably because there are more Remingtons than all others combined.

Also they are simple, Easy to customize, Have the most available aftermarket parts,
Respond well to accurizing, and look good. also the round shape of the action has its
attributes. (One of The reason that most of the bench rest actions are round is for this ability
to shoot accurately).

30 or 40 years ago the 98 Mauser was the favorite action because of availability (Numbers)
And the available parts. They also made great shooting rifles.

Sakos were very popular but cost made them hard to justify just like the Weatherbys.

20 or 30 years from now something else will probably be the most popular to build on.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:30 PM
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Re: Why???

Ok so does any company use savage style actions? I will admit remingtons do look better
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:01 AM
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Savages were traditionally considered a low- end rifle and did not have the reputation they have built today. Remington, early on, developed a reputation for durability, ease of machining due to the design, and capable of great accuracy, particularly if optimized by a good gunsmith. As a result there numerous custom components available which adds to customization potential. Adding to all this, there are more Remington actions available on the market in used form than probably all others combined which makes it inexpensive and easy to find one for customization. This may be changing somewhat as there are numerous custom actions available today that are beefed for use in the Benchrest arena and the heavy calibers that are becoming so popular. Also, with the building reputation and penetration of Savage, many shooters are doing their own customization due to the design of the Savage which enables one to install a trued up custom barrel easily with a few relatively inexpensive tools and gauges on their home workbench.
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Ok so does any company use savage style actions? I will admit remingtons do look better
When you say "company" I will assume you mean gunsmith. The awnser is yes there are alot of gunsmiths here who will build you a rifle on a savage. There are also alot of members who have built there custom rifles off a savage action. It saves you a bit of money and they are every bit as good as the rem. The after market barrels and stocks are there in abundance.

Two of the guys who awnsered your thread are gunsmiths I dont know if they do savage.
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