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Old 10-29-2011, 09:25 AM
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Re: Why???

Ok I see I had just never seen any custom savages for sale.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: Why???

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Ok I see I had just never seen any custom savages for sale.
Normally Savages are not customized unless the owner wants them done so.

And after you have one done Properly, they shoot as good as other customs.

There are also smiths that have several ways that they like to do them. Some use the barrel nut
and some don't so most don't build them for the rank and file because they may not be able to
sell it if the customer doesent like the way it was done.

I personally do away with the barrel nut so it cannot be tampered with and I like the look.
Unless a person realy knows what they are doing switch barrel rifles can be trouble or even
dangerous.

So if you want a custom Savage have one built by a competent smith and enjoy.

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Old 11-01-2011, 03:54 PM
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Re: Why???

Here's a couple the we have done. The one on the bottom is a LRPV with 204 ruger, 20 tac, and 20 Vartarg barrels. The top one has just been built recently and has 2 new Brux Barrels. It is posted in the classifieds. One in 7WSM and the other in 6.5-284.


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Old 11-01-2011, 05:16 PM
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Re: Why???

Is the top rifle in a McCree chasis? I love the looks of it!
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:07 PM
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Re: Why???

It is a Mckrees. It has been cera coted drab green on most of stock and black on the cheek pieces with some gold fleck.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:45 PM
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It is a Mckrees. It has been cera coted drab green on most of stock and black on the cheek pieces with some gold fleck.
That is one amazing stock! Wish I could afford one
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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Re: Why???

why?

* they make more money doing a Remington or Winchester

* that's the only action they have a clue about, just like some guys only build
Chevys for race engines when the guy next to them has a race hemi

Some folks decry the nut and others swear by it. Some folks don't like the trigger blade because they didn't put one on the off brand. Others don't like they way a rifle looks, but in the bush with mud splattered on it they all look about the same. Others don't like the bolt head while others do. Yet they will swear by one or the other.

I hear folks say the looks thing everyday, and just love to laugh at them. Compair the blue job on the Ruger you love to bitch about to the off brand (s). The Ruger is better everytime. Looks are also in the eye of the beholder, and something like a Blazer or a Styer, or even a Howa makes the off brand look like a toy. In the end looks mean little, as it's the way the item functions. Kinda reminds me of a deal a few days back when some of the guys from the VfW post were all down at a private range zeroing their shotguns for deer season. I brought four shotguns with no intention of running a slug thru any of them. I was checking the zero on my turkey gun (an early Mossberg 835 with a low power scope on it.) One guys was knocking every shotgun made while he was plugging away with his 870. I was done shooting the Mossberg, and went back to the car with it, and got my Browning pump gun. Handed it to him to shoot. He said he really liked it, and I must have paid a grand for it (it wasn't a slug gun, and use it for grouse and pheasant). I told him I had about $350 in it. I shot a few clay pidgons with it, and put it up. Then went back and brought two over & unders that I really like to hunt birds with. One is extremely ugly, but it does shoot very, very well. Very light and points like an extention of your index finger. The other was an Italian built double, and is very pretty. Shoots well, but not as good as the ugly one! Then a kid shows up with a Savage bolt gun and put three three shot groups in that are all under 1 1/4" using solid copper slugs. Looks mean little if the rifle or shotgun shoots well no matter what the brand name in my book.
gary
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